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.…
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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 […]
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"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.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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“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...
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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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.
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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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