Space tourism company Virgin Galactic inaugurated the new headquarters of its commercial space flight operations in the New Mexico desert on Thursday, featuring a futuristic terminal, flightops center and astronaut lounge.
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"Have you ever seen LEGO bricks float? Now is your chance! Watch former NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino unbox and build LEGO sets in zero gravity! Get inspired to join the greatest adventure ever as we work together to put an astronaut on Mars! Let's...
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1The entire Apollo 11 mission to the moon took just eight days. If we ever want to build permanent bases on the moon, or perhaps even Mars or beyond, then future astronauts will have to spend many more days, months and maybe even years in space...
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The reactor is expected to fulfil a variety of tasks on the red planet, ranging from supplying astronauts with heat and air, to powering 3D printers that will be used for constructing buildings.
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Before you can go after a dream job, you have to consider whether your dream is realistic. If you're not already on a path to be shortstop for the Boston Red Sox or an astronaut, it's likely that no combination of hard work, networking, and even...
Yuri Malenchenko was on the ISS in his spacesuit with another astronaut playing the wedding march on a keyboard as he wed his wife, who was on earth.
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The company responsible for designing the classic spacesuits for NASA’s Apollo program has just unveiled its next-gen prototype astronaut suit for future space missions. Meet the Astro.
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NASA is planning to send astronauts to the moon again in just a few years from now. But there's plenty of work ahead if it's to stick to its 2024 mission plan, including testing the propulsion system of its Orion spacecraft.
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The fleshy insect wraps its long legs around the sides of the astronaut’s head, pulling its thorax tighter to the open mouth below. The creature’s tail coils around the human’s neck, staking its real estate. The doctor attempts to...
Astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor discusses her experience in microgravity and doing biological experiments in space
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NASA's Orion spacecraft completed a critical propulsion test, which simulated the abort-to-orbit scenario. (Photo Credit: NASA / Radislav Sinyak)
NASA is developing a system to send astronauts to the moon, which includes tests to make...
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Thanks to fungi, researchers have made a new discovery that could lead to the development of effective radioprotective drugs for workers cleaning up nuclear contamination zones, like Fukushima and Chernobyl. The discovery could also help astronauts...
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Astronauts traveling to Mars will get hit with long-term, low-dosage radiation. A new study in mice suggests the radiation could cause lasting memory and learning problems. (Credit: u3D/Shutterstock)
There's a major outstanding question lingering...
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