microgravity

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…

5 years ago

What is the International Space Station?

In orbit of Earth, at an altitude of between 330 and 435 km (205 and 270 mi), is the International…

6 years ago

Culprit Found In Blurry Astronaut Vision Mystery

A new study released by the Radiological Society of North America has determined why astronauts who take part in long-duration…

6 years ago

A New NASA Cumulative Time in Space Record

Upon his return to Earth, astronaut Jeff Williams will have established a new record for most time spent in space,…

6 years ago

Spaceflight Will Give You The Body Of An Elderly Alcoholic Shut In

A recent study released by CU Anschutz indicates that prolonged time in space can cause liver damage, adding to overall…

6 years ago

Could We Make Artificial Gravity?

It's a staple of scifi, and a requirement if we're going to travel long-term in space. Will we ever develop…

7 years ago

Gerbils, mice perish as Russian spacecraft returns to Earth

A menagarie of animals launched to space last month has arrived back on Earth -- with a few casualties for…

9 years ago

Sonic-Powered Levitation Allows for Zero-G Drug Research

It's not special effects: researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois have developed a way…

10 years ago

Space Travel Is Bad For Your Eyes

Microgravity -- or "zero-g" as it's sometimes called -- is not a natural state for the human body to live…

11 years ago