Astronauts

August 22, 2019

Pence says US rocket companies will put astronauts in space this year. US rocket companies aren’t so sure.

Rocket engineering turns out to be even harder than rocket science. With all the glory of the Apollo lunar landings, it can be easy to forget […]
August 7, 2019

Rodent astronauts suggest trips to Mars will make us anxious, forgetful, and afraid

Our brains might experience similar struggles in space radiation. Human bodies evolved to live on Earth, so it’s not surprising that space throws us for a […]
July 23, 2019

How Do an Astronaut’s Eyes Change in Space?

The Artemis program that will take humans back to the moon and beyond has everyone gazing up at the stars again. We’re well on our way […]
July 20, 2019

Buzz Aldrin sloshed around in pee on the moon (and 11 other Apollo facts)

It was smelly up there. On July 20, 1969 our species took its first steps on an alien world. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the […]
July 18, 2019

Did we mishear Neil Armstrong’s famous first words on the Moon?

On July 20, 1969, an estimated 650 million people watched in suspense as Neil Armstrong descended a ladder towards the surface of the Moon. As he took his […]
July 13, 2019

Ed White: The First American to Walk in Space

We went to the Moon. Here’s all the proof you’ll ever need. On June 3, 1965, Ed White became the first American to walk in space […]
July 9, 2019

Buzz Aldrin is looking forward, not back—and he has a plan to bring NASA along

“There has to be a better way of doing things. And I think I’ve found it.” Just after Memorial Day this year, I began talking regularly […]
July 6, 2019

Astronauts Aren’t Dying From Space Radiation, New Research Suggests

Excessive exposure to the Sun’s harmful rays is an occupational hazard endured by astronauts, who run the risk of contracting cancer and heart disease as a […]
June 29, 2019

Only Surviving NASA Copy of Neil Armstrong’s Moonwalk Heads to Auction

Three “faultless” videotapes from Apollo 11 mission, purchased for $217 at government surplus auction, has $1 million pre-auction estimate only surviving original recording of Neil Armstrong’s […]