Astronauts

November 3, 2018

NASA astronauts will get to use this extraterrestrial supercomputer

Remember the old cautions to keep magnets away from your computer and use a surge protector? What about exposing it to cosmic rays for a year? […]
October 30, 2018

NASA astronaut still baffled by removal from ISS mission

WASHINGTON — A NASA astronaut removed early this year from a mission to the International Space Station said Oct. 30 that she still doesn’t understand the […]
October 28, 2018

How Do Bones React in Space?

You’d think that floating around in space would be good for bones and joints because you aren’t putting any pressure on them, but in reality prolonged […]
October 26, 2018

What Scientists Found Inside the Brains of 10 Russian Cosmonauts

By imaging the brains of cosmonauts before and after their stints on the space station, neuroscientists discovered how microgravity influences the mind. Spaceflight is exciting, inspirational, […]
October 22, 2018

What it’s like to travel to space, from a tourist who spent $30 million to live there for 12 days

Elon Musk‘s SpaceX has had a lot of attention recently for announcing that Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will be its first customer for a private space flight around the moon. […]
October 18, 2018

NASA astronaut who survived failed launch describes close call

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The NASA astronaut who survived last week’s failed launch and emergency landing knew he needed to stay calm. Air Force Col. Nick […]
October 16, 2018

What do astronauts and one in five women have in common?

For thousands of years, nutrition has been a driving factor behind the success or failure of human exploration. This is particularly true in the case of […]
October 13, 2018

The film First Man brings realities of life as an astronaut to the big screen

Dangers of the job and leaving friends and family are real challenges for astronauts History is replete with “firsts” and the myth-like qualities ascribed to the […]
October 11, 2018

Astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket

A US astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut were forced to make an emergency landing after their Russian Soyuz rocket malfunctioned en route to the International Space […]