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If Astronauts Hibernated on Long Journeys, They’d Need Smaller Spacecraft

There's a disturbing lack of hibernation in our space-faring plans. In movies and books, astronauts pop in and out of…

2 months ago

This is the Machine Astronauts Trained on to Land on the Moon

The Moon landings were a huge undertaking. In order to prepare, NASA had to think of every detail, right down…

3 months ago

Boeing and Airstream Show off Their New Astronaut Transport Vehicle: the Astrovan II

When it comes to brand recognition, Airstream's got game. Their silver, space-age looking travel trailers and touring coaches are iconic.…

3 months ago

NASA’s New Lunar Spacesuit is Going to be a Lot More Comfortable for Astronauts

NASA is developing new spacesuits for their Artemis program. The new suits will give the astronauts greater mobility, will be…

3 months ago

They’ve Got Spacesuits that Fit Now. Christina Koch and Jessica Meir Will Spacewalk on October 21st

The all-female astronaut walk is back on. Back on March 26th, 2019, NASA was forced to cancel the first all-female…

4 months ago

Nine Astronauts from Four Different Space Agencies are on the International Space Station Right Now

The International Space Station's usual complement of six astronauts grew by 50% recently, making things a little crowded up there.…

4 months ago

Astronauts Explore Caves on Earth, Learning the Skills They’ll Need for the Moon and Mars

We're accustomed to astronauts pulling off their missions without a hitch. They head up to the International Space Station for…

4 months ago

New Ideas to Reduce Muscle Loss During Spaceflight

One of the obstacles to long space missions is the muscle loss that astronauts suffer from. It's called atrophy, and…

7 months ago

Soyuz Launch Carrying Two Astronauts is Forced to Abort, Landing Safely Back on Earth

A Soyuz spacecraft carrying two crew members to the ISS has experienced a booster failure. The craft executed an emergency…

1 year ago

Astronauts Could Use the ScanMars Device to Search for Water on Mars

There's solid evidence for the existence of water on Mars, at least in frozen form at the planet's poles. And…

1 year ago