Astronauts

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…

12 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.…

12 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…

12 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…

1 year 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…

2 years 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…

2 years ago

India Shows off the Spacesuit its Astronauts Will be Using in 2022

At the recent Bengaluru Space Expo in India, the ISRO unveiled the spacesuit that it's astronauts will wear during the…

2 years ago

Astronaut Scott Tingle Was Able To Control A Ground-Based Robot… From Space.

The ESA is working on artificially intelligent robots that could be controlled from a distance by astronauts. The pair could…

3 years ago

Special Skinsuits Could Help Astronauts Avoid Back Pain When Their Spines Expand In Space

The microgravity in space makes astronauts' spines to elongate, causing back pain. A new SkinSuit being developed by the European…

3 years ago

Microbes May Help Astronauts Turn Human Waste Into Food

Researchers at Penn State are developing methods of turning human waste into food. And microbes, not plants, would provide the…

3 years ago