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…

1 year ago

Astronauts Try Mixing Concrete in Space

What sounds like a slap-stick comedy shtick is actually solid science. With so much of humanity's space-faring future involving habitats,…

1 year 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

India is Going to be Sending Three People to Space in Three Years

The government of India recently announced that it will be sending a crew of three to space in 2022, and…

2 years 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

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

Stare Down from Space into the Churning Maw of Hurricane Florence

Frightening images of Hurricane Florence taken from space highlight the dangerous power of the storm.

2 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