Space Flight

Many Astronauts Never Recover all of their Bone Density after Returning to Earth

A new study shows that astronauts do not recover all of their bone strength when they return to Earth, meaning…

1 month ago

Shenzhou-14 Astronauts Begin Their Mission of 6 Months in Space

The Shenzhou-14 mission, carrying three Chinese astronauts, docked successfully earlier this week with the Tiangong-3 space station. During their six-month…

2 months ago

NASA Will Rent Future Spacesuits From Longtime Supplier and Newcomer

NASA has struck deals with two commercial teams to provide the spacesuits destined for use when astronauts return to the…

2 months ago

Extended Trips to Space Alter the Brains of Astronauts

Astronaut Peggy Whitson in the International Space Station's Cupola during a 2017 tour of duty. Doctors are interested in how…

3 months ago

NASA Astronaut and Cosmonauts Land Safely Together in Kazakhstan

After much speculation and concern the past month whether Russia would allow a US astronaut to ride back to Earth…

5 months ago

Lasers Could Send Missions to Mars in Only 45 Days

New research from McGill University shows that a powerful laser array could propel a fusion-engine spacecraft to Mars in a…

6 months ago

Space Flight Destroys Your Red Blood Cells

It’s really true: space wants to kill us. And this time, space is trying to kill us from the inside…

7 months ago

What’s Next for Blue Origin After Today’s Successful Flight?

At a post-flight press conference, Jeff Bezos made several announcements and spoke about the next steps Blue Origin will take.

1 year 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…

2 years ago

White House Encourages NASA to Work on Space-Based Nuclear Power and Propulsion Systems

In what's likely to be one of the last space policy initiatives of his administration, President Donald Trump has issued…

2 years ago