Astronauts

October 10, 2018

Astronauts Reflect on Apollo 11 Legacy in ‘First Man’ IMAX Featurette

Moon, it’s time for your close-up. “First Man,” the new Hollywood film about Apollo 11 moonwalker Neil Armstrong, hits theaters across the nation Friday (Oct. 12). […]
October 3, 2018

Animal study suggests deep space travel may significantly damage GI function in astronauts

Simulations with animal models meant to mirror galactic cosmic radiation exposure to astronauts are raising red flags for investigators at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) about […]
September 19, 2018

To Avoid Vision Problems in Space, Astronauts Will Need Some Kind of Artificial Gravity

Ever since astronauts began going to space for extended periods of time, it has been known that long-term exposure to zero-gravity or microgravity comes with its […]
September 18, 2018

SpaceX Says it Will Fly a Japanese Billionaire Around the Moon in its ‘BFR’

The mission, called “Dear Moon,” is tentatively scheduled for 2023 and will be the first crewed mission with SpaceX’s BFR spacecraft.   Elon Musk announced at […]
September 14, 2018

SpaceX booked ‘world’s first’ private passenger for a BFR Moon trip

On Monday it will announce ‘who’s flying and why.’ We haven’t seen SpaceX’s BFR — the rocket that it hopes will enable trips around the world, to the Moon, […]
September 5, 2018

The First: Hulu’s new series about a human mission to Mars feels pretty real

Of course we’re going to pick some nits with the rockets. Suspending disbelief is a prerequisite for watching most major sci-fi films and series as of […]
September 2, 2018

An Astronaut Plugged the Leak on the Space Station With his Finger

The ISS astronauts later used tape and gauze to seal the hole more permanently. One of the dangers of floating in a space station is that […]
September 1, 2018

Film Review: Ryan Gosling in ‘First Man’

Damien Chazelle’s film about Neil Armstrong’s journey through the space program is a drama so revelatory in its realism that it shoots the moon. Ever since […]
August 31, 2018

Could you qualify to be a full-fledged astronaut?

It’s not all glamour and spacewalks, but it is rewarding. Becoming an astronaut isn’t for everyone. Robb Kulin recently became the first astronaut candidate in 50 years to […]