Tag: astronauts

NASA Working On Solutions To Fix Limitations Of The Human Body During Spaceflight

Astronauts who will venture to the Moon and Mars will be subjected to cosmic radiation, lack of gravity, and other potential health risks. NASA is figuring out ways to protect future spacefarers from the harmful conditions of space.

Space May 16, 2019

ISS Crew Members Go On Spacewalk To Replace Old Batteries

NASA's Nick Hague joined astronaut Christina Koch on a spacewalk on Friday. The duo replaced old six nickel-hydrogen batteries with new ones that will last until last days of the International Space Station.

Space March 31, 2019

NASA And ESA Will Pay You $19K To Lie In Bed For 60 Days

Scientists still need participants to take part in the second phase of the AGBRESA study. They will pay participants 16,500 euros, or $19,000 to lie in bed for 60 days. What are the qualifications?

Space March 27, 2019

Artificial Gravity May Help Keep Astronauts Healthy During Space Missions

Eight male and four female participants will participate in the Artificial Gravity Bed Rest Study. The findings may help address muscular atrophy caused by microgravity and other stressors astronauts are subjected to in space.

Space March 25, 2019

Superbugs On Space Station Helped Scientists Test Bug Killing Self-Regenerating Surface Coating

A coating called AGXX has been proven effective at killing bacteria in the International Space Station. Researchers said that the coating can be used in future missions to protect astronauts from infection while they journey into deep space.

Space March 19, 2019

ISS Astronauts Discuss Health Issues They Face In Space

Current and former astronauts spoke about the hazards of space travel during the opening of Health in Space: Daring to Explore exhibition in Canada. The event showcased the science behind keeping astronauts healthy during missions.

Space February 11, 2019

ISS Astronauts Have Thanksgiving Meal In Space

Three International Space Station astronauts shared turkey and pound cake more than 250 miles away from Earth on Thanksgiving. In a clip, two of the flight engineers sent their well-wishes.

Feature | Science November 23, 2018

Meet Alyssa Carson: This 17-Year-Old Girl Could Be The First Human On Mars

Alyssa Carson, the 17-year-old from Louisiana, is aspiring to be the first human on Mars as she trains and prepares for the manned Mars mission slated for 2033. Here’s how her dream started.

July 11, 2018

NASA Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Files Suit Against His Children Over Finances And Claims He Has Dementia

Buzz Aldrin sued his children in a Florida state court on June 7. The lawsuit came a week after his children filed a petition claiming that their father has dementia and other mental health problems.

Neuroscience June 29, 2018

How Much Personal Stuff Can Astronauts Bring To Space?

NASA instructor and flight controller Robert Frost answered the mind-boggling question of what personal items astronauts can bring to space. He also talked about what's inside the care package astronauts receive.

Space June 27, 2018

Astronaut Ordered Pizza While On Space Shuttle So It Could Be 'Hot And Ready' When He Landed

An astronaut decided to order pizza while his space shuttle is on its descent to earth. The astronaut recalled the story after the screening of the National Geographic documentary, "One Strange Rock".

Space May 30, 2018

Alan Bean, Apollo 12 Astronaut And Fourth Man On The Moon, Dies At Age 86

Astronaut Alan Bean passed away at the age of 86 in Houston. He was the fourth person to ever walk on the moon during the Apollo 12 mission in 1969.

Space May 26, 2018

Astronauts To Mars May Protect Themselves From Cosmic Radiation Effects Like Memory Loss By Taking Drug

Astronauts in deep space missions may suffer from memory loss due to their exposure to cosmic radiation. Scientists, however, have identified a drug that will prevent the astronauts from experiencing impaired memory functions.

Space May 23, 2018

NASA Astronauts Make Improvements To International Space Station During Spacewalk

NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold performed a spacewalk to fix items outside of the International Space Station. They worked on the space station’s cooling system, a communications receiver, and installed communications equipment.

Space May 16, 2018

Netflix Documentary ‘Mercury 13’ Reveals All-Female Astronaut Team Shunned By NASA

The United States could have been the first to send a woman to space, new documentary ‘Mercury 13’ reveals. However, it canceled the program for uncertain reasons before it could be completed.

Movies/TV Shows April 22, 2018

Space Radiation Is Getting Worse, Placing Future Astronauts In Danger

Researchers from the University of New Hampshire discovered that space radiation is increasing at a much faster pace than expected. This places future astronauts in danger of experiencing the negative health effects of space radiation exposure.

Space March 16, 2018

NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly’s DNA Was Altered In Space: How Did That Even Happen?

Scott Kelly’s DNA did indeed change after staying in the International Space Station for a long time. What are the factors that contribute to such changes?

Space March 11, 2018

Taikonauts Wanted: China Recruiting Civilian Crew For Space Program

China aims to boost its manned space missions by recruiting civilians for its military-led space program and the future operation of its independent space station. Civilians can now become taikonauts or Chinese astronauts.

Space March 5, 2018

Three Space Station Crew Members Return Home To Earth Closing 168-Day Mission

Three members of the International Space Station are finally home after months of research. They landed safely on Feb. 28 in Kazakhstan through the Soyuz spacecraft.

Space February 28, 2018

Researchers Working On 'Happy Suit' For Astronauts To Make Space Life Easier

Researchers from Florida Polytechnic University are working on a so-called happy suit that will make living in space easier for astronauts. The suits will be powered by new technology named Smart Sensory Skin, which will address physical and emotional deficiencies.

Space February 23, 2018

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

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