astronaut

Fire Acts Strangely in Microgravity. Astronauts Have Lit More Than 1,500 Fires on the Space Station to Figure Out Why

Ever since childhood, we were all told to never play with fire. Despite it being relevant to our everyday lives,…

6 months ago

Weekly Space Hangout: September 23, 2020, Col. Terry Virts (USAF ret.) Tells Us “How to Astronaut”

https://youtu.be/-n1Lj8-9PnE Terry Virts, one of only four astronauts in history to have piloted a Space Shuttle, flown a Russian Soyuz…

2 years ago

Where Can I Take Off My Space Helmet?

When it comes to space helmets, there's one rule: you keep your helmet on. But there might be a couple…

6 years ago

Will You Float Away on Jan. 4th? Nope!

When I first heard we were all going to float in the air at 9:47 a.m. PST on January 4th,…

8 years ago

Retired Astronaut Chris Hadfield Releases Stunning Space Photos

Orbiting 200 miles above the Earth, Retired Astronaut Chris Hadfield could easily photograph the ridges of the Himalayan Mountains, the…

8 years ago

Astronaut Salary

Talk about a high-flying career! Being a government astronaut means you have the chance to go into space and take…

9 years ago

Chris Hadfield Tells Conan O’Brien What Happens to Underwear in Space

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield appeared on Conan last night, and if you missed it here's a clip in which Conan…

9 years ago

Astronaut Luca Parmitano’s Chilling First-Hand Account of His Mishap in Space

On July 16, Expedition 36 astronauts Chris Cassidy and Luca Parmitano had to cut a planned 7-hour spacewalk short after…

9 years ago

Want to be an Astronaut? Learn How to Speak Russian

A fire breaks out on the International Space Station while the orbiting complex is over Russian mission control. How, as…

10 years ago

How a Good Narrator Can Mean Life or Death on Mars

Stranded on an alien planet, ejected from your burning ship and with only minutes of breathable air left, your chances…

10 years ago