Astronauts

“Put LUCKY on My Tombstone.” Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins Dies at 90

We bid a reluctant but truly fond farewell today to Michael Collins. The NASA astronaut passed away at the age…

2 months ago

Since There’s no Up or Down in Space, How do our Brains Deal With This?

Astronauts and cosmonauts in space have reported spatial disorientation problems, where they find it hard to get a sense of…

5 months ago

A Canadian Astronaut Will be on Artemis 2, Making it the Second Nation to Send Humans Into Deep Space (but not Walk on the Moon)

NASA and the Canadian Space Agency have announced that a Canadian astronaut will fly as part of the Artemis II…

6 months ago

NASA Announces its Artemis Astronauts: 18 People Training to Fly to the Moon

NASA has announced the names of the 18 astronauts that make up the Artemis Team. A select few, and some…

6 months ago

Lunar Dust is Still One of The Biggest Challenges Facing Moon Exploration

The ESA is investing in research that will lead to spacesuits and materials that can handle one of the biggest…

7 months ago

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…

11 months 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…

11 months 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…

11 months 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…

12 months 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.…

1 year ago