Astronaut

Astronauts Optimistic For Iss Launch After Botched Flight

Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague said Thursday they were ready to head into space again next month after their last launch ended in failure.
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Nasa Boffins Show Moon Water Supply Could – Er, This Can't Be Right? – Come From The Sun

All rocks can produce water if irradiated in the right way Thirsty astronauts living on the Moon may be able to extract water from the barren body, thanks to the power of the solar wind, according to NASA.…
Related topics: NASA, Space, Moon, Sun, Solar Power

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The Moon's Water: Where Did It Come From – And Where Did It All Go?

Fragments of moon rock brought back from the lunar surface by astronauts on the Apollo space missions are providing new insights about where our planet's life-giving water came from.
Related topics: Moon, Space

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Getting To Mars May Happen Only If We Can Grow Food In Space

Decades after the last human set foot on the moon, NASA is contemplating setting up a permanent base there or sending astronauts to Mars. Accomplishing those goals, however, will require a few green thumbs.
Related topics: Mars, Space, Moon, NASA

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'every Day Is A Good Day When You're Floating': Anne Mcclain Talks Life In Space

Kindergartners help NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro to ask questions to astronaut Anne McClain, who is serving on the International Space Station. She says every day is a good day when you're floating.
Related topics: International Space Station, Space

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Year In Space Put Us Astronaut's Disease Defenses On Alert 

Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly's immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared with those of his Earth-bound identical twin, researchers said Friday.    Scientists don't know if the changes...
Related topics: Genetics

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In Space, Nasa Heard Astronaut's Immune System Scream

Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly's immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared to his Earth-bound identical twin.
Related topics: Space, NASA, Genetics

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Former Astronaut Mark Kelly Announces Bid For Arizona Senate

Mark Kelly is a retired U.S. Navy combat pilot, engineer, NASA astronaut, author, activist, aerospace executive, and, as of Tuesday, Arizona Senate candidate. Kelly this week announced that his “next mission” is to […] The post...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Activism

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Image: From Earth With Love

"Valentine's Day has struck again," tweeted ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet when he posted this image of a heart-shaped lake in Mongolia. Thomas took this image from the International Space Station during his Proxima mission in 2017.
Related topics: European Space Agency, International Space Station, Space

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Us To Extend Use Of Russia's Soyuz For Iss Missions Until April 2020 - Source

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States will extend the use of Russian Soyuz spacecraft to bring NASA astronauts to the International Space Station and ensure their return to Earth until April 2020, a Russian space industry source told Sputnik.
Related topics: International Space Station, Spacecrafts, NASA, Space

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European Space Agency Celebrates Women In Science With Astro Pi Challenge

Coding will become even more important in space exploration as humans explore faraway places, says a Canadian astronaut candidate in a new video.
Related topics: European Space Agency, Science Videos

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Spacex Dragon Crew Demo-1 Flight To Space Station: What To Expect

Here's what you need to know about SpaceX's Crew Dragon astronaut taxi, its upcoming shakeout flight to the space station and the short-term future of human spaceflight.
Related topics: SpaceX, Space

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Final Frontier Medicine: Astronauts Use 'smart Shirt' And Ultrasounds To Monitor Health

Although astronauts on the International Space Station don't have access to futuristic "Star Trek" technology (yet), they are testing out devices like a shirt that measures heartbeat, temperature and blood pressure.
Related topics: Ultrasounds, Blood Pressure

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Nasa Is Now Making It A Top Priority To Send Astronauts To The Moon Again And Stay There

NASA is busy firming up plans to send astronauts to the moon again, but this time around the end goal is to keep them there. As the Independent reported, in order to achieve this feat, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine is now asking for “the...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Moon

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With Shiny New Badges, Virgin Galactic Pilots Join Elite Group Of Commercial Astronauts

Only four have received the designation Continue reading…
Related topics: Virgin Galactic

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A Revolution In A Sentence – The Future Of Human Spaceflight In America

“This year, American astronauts will go back to space in American rockets.” This one sentence from the 2019 State of the Union address may have escaped your notice. It ended a paragraph in which the president paid tribute to astronaut Buzz...

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Virgin Galactic Spaceshiptwo Pilots Awarded Faa Astronaut Wings

The United States now has two new certified Commercial Astronauts. Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo test pilots Mark "Forger" Stucky and Frederick "CJ" Sturckow were awarded Commercial Astronaut Wings by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
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Trump Honors Sacrifice Of Apollo 1, Challenger And Columbia Astronauts

President Donald Trump on Thursday (Feb. 7) honored the service and sacrifice of astronauts who gave their lives in the pursuit of space exploration during NASA's annual Day of Remembrance.
Related topics: Donald Trump, Space, NASA

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Astronauts May Have Found A Four-billion-year-old Chunk Of Earth On The Moon

After 40 years of studying the samples, scientists think they may have discovered a rock that actually originated from Earth.
Related topics: Moon, Space, Scientific Discoveries

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Nasa Honors Fallen Astronauts With Day Of Remembrance

Every year, NASA recognizes astronauts who lost their lives in the pursuit of spaceflight with an official Day of Remembrance. This year, it's celebrated Feb. 7. And NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown...
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