Astronauts

January 24, 2020

Space cookies: First food baked in space by astronauts

Chocolate chip cookies have become the first food to be baked in space in a first-of-its-kind experiment. Astronauts baked the cookies in a special zero-gravity oven […]
January 23, 2020

Meet Vyom – India’s first robot ‘astronaut’

India’s space agency has unveiled a robot that will travel to space later this year as part of an unmanned mission. Scientists hope that it will […]
January 18, 2020

Astronaut Spotlight: Claudie Haigneré

Claudie Haigneré is the first French woman to have gone into space. Doctor, scientist, astronaut and politician…. Like most astronauts, she wears many hats and has […]
January 15, 2020

Stereotypes Breaker: Top 7 Things to Forget When Talking About Astronauts in Space

Take some time to imagine an astronaut – what do you see? Is it a woman or a man? Does he or she look young or […]
January 11, 2020

NASA’s Newest Astronauts Ready for Space Station, Moon, and Mars Missions

NASA welcomed 11 new astronauts to its ranks Friday, increasing the number of those eligible for spaceflight assignments that will expand humanity’s horizons in space for […]
January 7, 2020

Aliens definitely exist and they could be living among us on Earth, says Britain’s first astronaut

Aliens definitely exist, Britain’s first astronaut has said — and it’s possible they’re living among us on Earth but have gone undetected so far. Helen Sharman, who […]
January 1, 2020

2020 in Space! Astronauts Ring in New Year (and Decade) from Orbit

The people of Earth weren’t the only ones ringing in the year 2020 at midnight. Six explorers in orbit celebrated the new  year’s arrival – and […]
December 31, 2019

Elon Musk shared an animation showing what SpaceX soon hopes to achieve after nearly a decade of effort: Launching astronauts into space

In the video, two astronauts trot down a sleek launchpad walkway in Cape Canaveral, Florida, climb aboard a Crew Dragon, and rocket into orbit atop a […]
December 29, 2019

NASA astronaut setting record for longest mission by a woman

 — A NASA astronaut is set to break a record for time spent in space, and she still has six weeks to go before she returns […]