Astronaut

Spacex Suffers Serious Setback With Crew Capsule Accident

SpaceX has suffered a serious setback in its effort to launch NASA astronauts into orbit this year, with the fiery loss of its first crew capsule during testing. Over the weekend, the company's recently flown Dragon crew capsule was engulfed in...
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Nasa's 4-year Twin Experiment Takes Us Closer To Mars Than Ever Before

Twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly participated in a groundbreaking NASA study to uncover the long-term effects of space on the human body. Over nearly a year, the twins took the same medical tests — one while aboard the International Space...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Mars, International Space Station

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Former Astronaut On Watching For Life-destroying Objects From Space

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to former astronaut Ed Lu, who co-founded a planetary defense nonprofit, about a meteor that exploded with the energy of 10 atomic bombs over the Bering Sea.
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Jerrie Cobb, America's First Female Astronaut Candidate, Dies At 88 - Cnet

Cobb didn't make it to space but helped forge a path for women in space programs.

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50 Years Later, Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins Is Still 'carrying The Fire'

Four years after he orbited the moon alone during humanity's first lunar landing mission, Michael Collins brought everyone back on Earth along for the ride.
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Nasa's 1st Female Astronaut Candidate, Jerrie Cobb, Dies

NASA's first female astronaut candidate, pilot Jerrie Cobb, has died.
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‘it Feels Awesome’: Nasa’s Christina Koch To Set New Iss Record

As if being an astronaut aboard the International Space Station weren’t cool enough, NASA’s Christina Koch will become the agency’s second explorer to spend nearly a year inside the orbiting laboratory. NASA this […] The post...
Related topics: NASA, Space, International Space Station

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Astronaut To Eclipse Record For Longest Us Spaceflight By A Woman

A female astronaut is due to set a record for the longest spaceflight by a woman, the U.S. space agency said Wednesday, the same astronaut who was to have been in the first all-female spacewalk scrapped over lack of a right-sized...

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Astronaut Christina Koch Will Spend A Record-breaking 11 Months In Space

Astronaut Christina Koch will soon break the record for longest single spaceflight by a woman, NASA announced Wednesday. Koch will beat out former NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who was in space for 288 days two years ago. Koch, who arrived at the...
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Space Race: Mice Show Off Microgravity Athleticism After Arriving On Iss (video)

Wanting to better understand how space affects astronauts, the US' National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) sent a group of mice to the International Space Station for 37 days.
Related topics: International Space Station, Space, Science Videos, NASA

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Breaking Records: How Astronaut Christina Koch's Extended Space Mission Will Make History

Christina Koch has a(n out-of-this) world record in her future.

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Nasa's Twins Study: How Spaceflight (temporarily) Changes The Body

Brothers compete. So in 2016, when astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth after spending a year in space, it must have really annoyed his identical twin brother — retired astronaut Mark Kelly — that Scott was two inches taller than when he...
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A Small Step For China: Mars Base For Teens Opens In Desert

A Mars base simulator sits in the middle of nowhere in China's Gobi desert, but instead of housing astronauts training to live on the Red Planet, the facility is full of teenagers.
Related topics: Mars, Space

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Watch How Much Nasa’s Space-station Mice Love Microgravity

NASA has sent mice on a dozen missions to the International Space Station since 2014, in a special habitat designed for microgravity. In their own way, the rodent astronauts are contributing to humanity’s quest to explore Mars. Before NASA sends...
Related topics: NASA, Space, International Space Station, Mars

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Nasa Plans To Send Humans To An Icy Part Of The Moon For The First Time - Cnet

No astronaut has set foot on the lunar South Pole, but NASA hopes to change that by 2024.
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Former Nasa Astronaut Owen Garriott Dies

Former NASA astronaut Owen Garriott has died at his home in Huntsville, Alabama.
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Us Astronaut To Spend Almost Year Aboard Iss, To Set New Women's Record - Source

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US astronaut Christina Cook will spend almost a year aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and will set a new women's record for the longest time in space, a rocket and space industry source told Sputnik on Tuesday.
Related topics: International Space Station, Space

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Apollo 11 Spacecraft On Display In Seattle For 50th Anniversary

Fifty years after splashing down in the Pacific Ocean, the spacecraft that carried the first astronauts to land on the moon has again returned to the United States' west coast.
Related topics: Spacecrafts, Anniversaries, Moon, Space

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Heading To Mars: New Nasa Study Notes Gene Mods, Changes In Microbes

The exhaustive study seeks to reassure astronauts, scientists and researchers of the risks of extended spaceflight.
Related topics: Mars, Space, NASA, Genetics

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Uae Names First Astronaut To Fly To Iss On Board Russian Soyuz Vehicle (photos)

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The United Arab Emirates’ Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) said that Hazzaa AlMansoori will be the country’s first astronaut to fly to the International Space Station (ISS) on board the Russian Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft.
Related topics: International Space Station, Science Photos, Space, Spacecrafts

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