Astronauts

Mount Everest, Seen from Space!

One under-appreciated space asset is the photography skills of the Russian cosmonauts on board the International Space Station. They are…

2 weeks ago

How Would We Do Surgery in Space?

Any mission to Mars requires deeper planning than missions to the ISS or the Moon. Based purely on the length…

3 weeks ago

Scientists Have Developed a Way to Make Human Skin More Protected from Space Radiation

Earth is a radiation cocoon. Inside that cocoon, the atmosphere and the magnetosphere keep us mostly safe from the Sun's…

4 weeks ago

Astronaut Drops a Mirror During a Spacewalk. Now There’s Another Piece of Space Junk

Oops. Dropping a mirror on Earth is only minor cause for concern, perhaps about the potential of some upcoming bad…

1 month ago

Hilarious Supercut of Astronauts Falling on the Moon

The Apollo astronauts walked on the Moon, yes. But they also hopped, bounded, and shuffled. And sometimes they fell, spectacularly.…

2 months ago

NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir Took a Space Selfie, Capturing her Reflection in the Space Station

If there's an award for "Selfie of the Year" NASA astronaut Jessica Meir just won it. (more…)

6 months ago

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…

9 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…

9 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.…

10 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…

10 months ago