Astronaut

Virgin Galactic Unveils ‘spaceport America’ Terminal In New Mexico Desert (photos)

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.
Related topics: Virgin Galactic, Science Photos

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That Time Nasa Over-analzyed The Value Of Legos

"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...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Mars

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Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser Space Plane Could Launch Astronauts One Day

The Dream Chaser space plane continues to eye future crewed trips to the International Space Station, despite the plane's cargo focus.
Related topics: International Space Station, Space

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First Dj In Space

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano made space (and music) history on 13 August when he broadcast the first DJ music set from orbit, performing to an audience of over 3000 people as part of the BigCityBeats WORLD CLUB DOME Cruise Edition.
Related topics: European Space Agency

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The (nearly) Full Moon Of August 2019 Wowed Astronauts In Space. Here's What You Can See

On Aug. 13, astronauts aboard the International Space Station took a striking image of a full moon.
Related topics: Moon, Space, International Space Station

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Watch A Dj Astronaut Drop Sick Beats On Earth From The Iss - Cnet

The European Space Agency's Luca Parmitano took time out from science to be a DJ for a massive dance party down below.
Related topics: International Space Station, European Space Agency

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3d Printing With Moondust Could Be The Key To Setting Up A Colony On The Moon

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...
Related topics: Moon, Space, Mars

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See Nasa Astronauts Test Out Spacex's Sleek New Spacesuits

NASA astronauts tested out SpaceX’s spacesuits as part of a training event in preparation for the highly-anticipated Crew Dragon's launch to the ISS next year.       
Related topics: NASA, Space, SpaceX, International Space Station

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Nasa's Portable Trash Bin-sized Nuclear Reactor For Mars Settlement To Be Ready By 2022

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.
Related topics: NASA, Space, Mars, 3D Printers

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4 Steps To Landing Your Dream Job

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...

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The Story Of The First Ever Space Wedding, When A Woman On Earth Married A Cardboard Cutout Of Her...

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.
Related topics: International Space Station

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See Spacex's New Spacesuits On The First Astronauts To Wear Them - Cnet

Crew Dragon might not fly until next year, but NASA astronauts are getting comfy in new SpaceX duds.
Related topics: SpaceX, Space, NASA

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Meet Astro, The Next-gen Spacesuit Designed For The Moon, Mars, And Beyond

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.
Related topics: Moon, Space, Mars, NASA

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Watch Nasa’s Orion Spacecraft Engines Show Off Their Awesome Power

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.
Related topics: NASA, Space, Spacecrafts, Moon

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‘the Making Of Alien’ Celebrates Those Lost In The End Credits

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...

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Medicine In Space: What Microgravity Can Tell Us About Human Health

Astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor discusses her experience in microgravity and doing biological experiments in space -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Watch: Nasa’s Orion Spacecraft Completes Fiery Propulsion Test

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...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Spacecrafts, Science Photos, Moon

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Missions To Mars, Safer Nuclear Waste Site Clean-up, Could Be Expedited Thanks To A Discovery Using...

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...
Related topics: Mars, Space, Scientific Discoveries, Chernobyl

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Happy Birthday, Neil Armstrong! Apollo 11 Moonwalker Would Have Been 89 Today

Fifty years ago today, the astronaut spent his birthday in quarantine after returning from the moon.
Related topics: Moon, Space

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Long-term Radiation Exposure From Space Travel Harms Memory, Mood

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...
Related topics: Space, Mars

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