Weightlessness

February 18, 2019

NASA experiments suggest problems lie ahead for astronauts during Mars mission

By definition, astronauts who embark on the first crewed mission to Mars will encounter a combination of challenges and risks that humans have never experienced before, […]
January 19, 2019

Space Stress: How Astronauts Manage Their Mental Health

Astronauts face mental and emotional challenges the majority of us will never experience. For astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS), free falling at over 17,000 […]
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 […]
July 17, 2018

MIT’s ‘Orbit Weaver’ Turns Astronauts into Spiders

Moving around in microgravity is tough, but a new MIT Media Lab device takes a page from Spiderman to help astronauts navigate while weightless. It’s easy […]
January 23, 2018

NASA Astronauts Take Spacewalk Outside Space Station: Watch It Live

Update: NASA TV is back on the air this morning after the government shutdown was lifted last night. You can now watch the live webcast here, courtesy […]
January 10, 2018

Japanese astronaut apologizes for spreading ‘fake news’ after claiming to have grown 3.5 inches while in space

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai, on a mission to the International Space Station, apologized on Wednesday for saying he had grown 9 cm (3.5 […]
October 8, 2015

Astronauts perform tricks on board the International Space Station

Astronauts on board the International Space Station are filmed performing tricks in microgravity. One astronaut is cheered on by colleagues as he tries to walk a […]
July 28, 2015

NASA shows off the International Space Station in glorious 4K

NASA’s International Space Station team recently got a big camera upgrade in the form of RED‘s Epic Dragon, and it’s more than a little eager to […]
November 18, 2013

How to Relax and Sleep in Space, the Astronaut Way

Space is a wondrous place, and the folks who venture there are just as wondrous. After all, floating around in the black abyss for months at […]