Tag: astronauts

Bacteria Can Convert Human Waste Into Food For Astronauts In Space

Amid plans to send humans to planet Mars, researchers have shown the possibility of using human waste to provide nutrients for astronauts on deep-space mission. The process involves use of bacteria and anaerobic digestion.

Space January 28, 2018

American Girl Works With NASA For 2018 Girl Of The Year Doll: Meet Luciana Vega, An Aspiring Astronaut

American Girl worked with NASA for its latest ambitious character, the 2018 Doll of the Year, which dives deeper into STEM. Luciana Vega is an 11-year-old girl who wants to become an astronaut and be the first person to go to Mars.

Geek December 29, 2017

International Space Station Astronauts Just Made Pizza In Zero Gravity

You can make pizza in zero gravity. Just watch these astronauts aboard the International Space Station create their own pizza in space because one of them missed it so much.

Space December 4, 2017

This Is How ISS Astronauts Celebrated Thanksgiving In Space

The astronauts on the International Space Station may be miles away from planet Earth, but that does not mean they missed out on a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Find out what they ate to celebrate the day.

Space November 25, 2017

Long Spaceflights Shrink Astronauts' Brain: Here Are Other Side Effects Of Spending Time In Space

Space travel takes a toll on the health of astronauts, according to various studies conducted by NASA. The health afflictions can vary from blurry visions to gene alteration.

Space November 9, 2017

Pope Francis Discusses Life's Biggest Question With Space Station Astronauts

The Vatican placed a call to the ISS, which was broadcasted live. Pope Francis is the second pope, after Pope Benedict XVI, to chat with space station crew members.

Space October 29, 2017

Soyuz Rocket Heads To International Space Station With 3 Veteran Astronauts

The ISS expands to a crew of six after the Soyuz Rocket docked with three veterans. The new team is excited to carry out research.

Space July 29, 2017

NASA And ISS Crystal Growth And More: How Astronauts Are Keeping Humans Healthy

NASA and the ISS astronauts are now growing crystals that could help with drug development on Earth. That is just one of the ways that these explorers have kept humans healthy.

Public Health June 13, 2017

Here's How NASA Selected Its 12 New Astronauts

On June 7, NASA gained 12 new recruits as they announced the 2017 astronaut candidates. The chosen candidates were the ones that surpassed the necessary requirements for application.

Space June 9, 2017

How NASA’s Inflatable Greenhouse Could Nourish Astronauts On Mars, Other Planets

To attain in-situ resource utilization in space missions and become self-reliant in food production, NASA has come up with an inflatable greenhouse deployable in space. This will address the food needs of astronauts on Mars or moon missions.

Space May 2, 2017

Here's A Quick History Of NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Breaking Records In Spaceflight

Astronaut Peggy Whitson has officially spent more time in space than any other American today, and President Donald Trump is congratulating her via a call to space. Take a look at her stellar career at NASA.

Space April 24, 2017

Mars Can Grow Potatoes, Says Potato Research Center

Positive results from a trial from the International Potato Center in growing potatoes with Mars-like conditions have brightened the prospect of growing the tubers on the Red Planet. The NASA-guided project started in February 2016 in Lima, Peru.

Space March 9, 2017

Potty Matters: Here Are Valid Concerns When Astronauts Poop In Space

How do astronauts deal with the call of nature out in space? Here's a quick history of how space poop affected NASA missions and how the agency improved space waste management systems.

Space February 10, 2017

After Space Study On Kelly Twins, How Will Space Travel Affect Our Brain Health?

NASA’s Twins Study has opened up the debate on health risks among astronauts, especially in high radiation zones of deep space. The study reported genomic changes in the astronauts while in space.

Space February 3, 2017

Astronaut MRIs Show How Spaceflight Alters Brain Shape

MRI scans done on more than 20 astronauts reveal new results on how microgravity can affect the human brain. The team finds, for instance, that astronauts' brains compress and expand during spaceflight.

Space February 2, 2017

First Look At Boeing's Sleek Blue Astronaut Suit For Travel To ISS

Boeing has unveiled the new 'Boeing Blue' suits for the Starliner spacecraft. The astronaut suits weigh about 20 pounds each with their accessories.

Space January 26, 2017

Solar-Powered Artificial Leaf Can Produce Drugs For Sick Astronauts In Mars

Access to life-saving drugs is crucial for astronauts who will be sent for manned mission to Mars. An artificial leaf powered by sunlight may serve as a mini-factory of medicines on the red planet.

Space December 22, 2016

Illinois Woman Legal Owner Of Apollo 11 Moon Rock Bag, Not NASA: Judge

A lunar bag used during the Apollo 11 mission was mistakenly sold during a government auction. A judge ruled the buyer is the rightful owner of the artifact and not NASA.

Space December 19, 2016

‘Outredgeous’ Red Romaine Lettuce Grown Aboard The ISS Harvested For The First Time

NASA astronauts at ISS have tasted the 'space-grown' lettuce. Nurtured at the International Space Station by astronaut Shane Kimbrough, the 'Outredgeous' Red Romaine lettuce leaves were cut by Kimbrough as the first harvest for an evening’s snack.

Space December 8, 2016

China's First Astronaut Reveals Hearing Mysterious Knocking Sound In Space

Yang Liwei, China's first astronaut, heard a knocking sound during his maiden flight in space. Other Chinese astronauts heard it as well. What could be behind this mysterious sound?

Space December 1, 2016

Study Identifies Cause Behind Visual Impairment In Astronauts Assigned To Long-Duration Missions

A study conducted by NASA specialists suggests that astronauts could suffer from vision impairment if they participate in long space missions. Previous researches also suggested a series of health issues caused by the same activity.

Space November 29, 2016

US Election 2016: NASA Astronauts Cast Vote From International Space Station

Thanks to a Texas law, NASA astronauts working at the International Space Station can cast their vote during election regardless if they are in low Earth orbit. How does voting from space works?

Space November 8, 2016

Space Travel Shrinks, Weakens Spinal Muscles Of Astronauts Causing Back Pain And Injury

Astronauts experience back pain after traveling to space. Findings of a new study attribute this to the shrinking and weakening of the spinal muscles.

Space October 25, 2016

Scientists' Year-Long Isolation In Hawaii For Mars Simulation Nears End

A crew of six scientists currently on a Mars simulation in Hawaii will soon end their research. The ongoing study has lasted for a year and is the second-longest research of its kind.

Space August 21, 2016

Astronauts Install New Docking Port On Space Station

On Friday, two NASA astronauts successfully installed a new docking adaptor on the International Space Station. The docking adaptor will serve as a 'parking spot' for incoming spaceships.

Space August 19, 2016

Deep Space Travelers Face Higher Risk Of Dying From Heart Disease

Astronauts who travel to the moon and beyond may face higher risks of dying from heart disease, a new study revealed. The report is the first to look into the long-term effects of deep space travel based on past missions.

Space July 28, 2016

NASA Trains Undersea Crew To Prepare For Missions In Deep Space

NASA's crew of aquanauts are training deep below the Atlantic Ocean in preparation for future deep sea missions. The crew will carry out several scientific studies for two weeks.

Space July 26, 2016

How Will Tim Peake Readjust To Life On Earth After 186 Days In Space?

After six months in space, ESA astronaut Tim Peake will go home next Saturday. How will he adjust to life back in terra firma after 186 days of weightlessness on board the International Space Station?

Space June 13, 2016

Want To Live In Space? Watch This Incredible 3D Tour Of The International Space Station

Ever wondered about the layout of the International Space Station and the daily lives of astronauts? A new video released by the European Space Agency takes you on a tour aboard the habitable satellite.

Space June 6, 2016

Astronaut Tim Peake Gets 2-Week Extension Aboard The International Space Station

Astronaut Tim Peake will get to spend an extra two weeks aboard the International Space Station, the European Space Agency announced Saturday. He and two of his fellow ISS members will return to Earth in June.

Space May 1, 2016

Dried Plums May Help Build Better Bones For Astronauts

Dried plums are rich in a number of vitamins, particularly vitamin K that has been associated with bone health. Recent research has shown that dried plums also have the potential to address radiation-induced bone loss.

Life April 15, 2016

'Hubble Repairman' John Grunsfeld To Retire After 40 Years Of Exploration

NASA's former chief scientist John Grunsfeld is set to retire after four decades of service. The former astronaut is widely-known as the Hubble Repairman for his work with the space telescope.

Space April 6, 2016

Astronaut Scott Kelly To Leave NASA After Record-Breaking Stay At ISS

Astronaut Scott Kelly announced his retirement from NASA. The announcement came after he landed on Earth from his record-breaking 340-day space travel on the ISS.

Space March 13, 2016

Astronaut Scott Kelly Is Two Inches Taller After One-Year Mission In Space

Following a stay in space that lasted for almost a year, Scott Kelly returns from the International Space Station (ISS) nearly two inches taller than when he left. How else is the human body affected by living in space?

Space March 3, 2016

Astronaut Scott Kelly's Twin Brother Mark Helps Researchers Study Impact Of Living In Space

Astronaut Scott Kelly's return to Earth from the ISS would kick into high gear NASA's twin study. Researchers will look at how long-duration stay in space can impact the body and mind using Scott's twin brother Mark as control.

Space February 27, 2016

More Than 18,000 Americans Applied To Be NASA Astronauts

More than 18,000 astronaut aspirants applied to NASA. This is the largest number of applications received since 1978.

Space February 20, 2016

Forget The Nigerian Prince, LOL At This Nigerian Astronaut Email Scam

Con artists have come up with a new ploy to scam people of their hard-earned money. This time they are posing as a scientist seeking financial aid to have a relative who is stranded in space be brought safely home to Earth.

Space February 16, 2016

The Science Behind This Pair Of Gravity-Defying Shoes That Makes You Feel Like Walking On The Moon

Have you ever fantasized about walking on the moon? A specialized pair of shoes developed by a New York-based startup matches exactly the kind of moon-walking experienced by astronauts.

February 8, 2016

After Death Of Edgar Mitchell, Where Are The Apollo Moon Walkers Today?

Edgar Mitchell is now the fifth person to pass away after walking on the lunar surface. What became of America's Moon walkers?

Space February 6, 2016

Astronauts Can Watch Super Bowl From International Space Station In Real Time

Millions of fans are waiting for Super Bowl 50 on Sunday and so are the astronauts in the International Space Station. NASA's Mission Control based will beam the Super Bowl to the ISS so the crew can watch the big game along with football fanatics on Earth.

Space February 6, 2016

This Is How Astronauts Make Coffee On The Space Station [Video]

Java fix in space? ESA astronaut Tim Peake showed the people of Earth how the folks in space make coffee aboard the ISS through a YouTube video.

Space January 20, 2016

British Astronaut Tim Peake Calls Wrong Number From Space Station

British astronaut Timothy Peake dialed a wrong number on Christmas Eve. When he realized his mistake, he immediately turned to Twitter to apologize to the woman he called.

Space December 28, 2015

Soyuz Spacecraft Successfully Delivers First British Astronaut To ISS

A Soyuz rocket brought the first British astronaut to the ISS successfully. Tim Peake reached the station as planned and is now ready to embark on a six-month mission.

Space December 16, 2015

ISS Crew Members Land in Kazahkstan After Spending 141 Days In Space

Astronauts flight engineers Kjell Lindgren of NASA, Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos, and Kimiya Yui of JAXA landed safely in the former Soviet state early this morning after spending 141 days in space.

FUTURE TECH December 11, 2015

Orbit ATK Successfully Launches Cygnus Spacecraft To Deliver NASA Supply To ISS

The cargo-laden Orbit ATK Cygnus spacecraft successfully lifted off towards the International Space Station on Dec. 6 after four launch attempts were delayed. The ULA Atlas V rocket-powered spacecraft will deliver supplies to the ISS.

Space December 7, 2015

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