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ASTRONAUT NEWS

SpaceX set to launch space station's next astronaut crew for NASA

April 27, 2022 9:27 am

If all goes according to plan, the three U.S. astronauts and their European Space Agency (ESA) crewmate from Italy will reach the space station about 17 hours later.

Russia hopeful of space rides from NASA to ISS from 2022: Agency head

December 16, 2021 4:03 pm

The US agency resumed flights to the ISS last month with its new Crew Dragon spacecraft

Indian-origin Anil Menon among NASA’s 10 new astronaut recruits

December 07, 2021 6:33 pm

Born to Ukrainian and Indian immigrants, Dr Menon started as a NASA flight surgeon in 2014.

Astronaut Barbie doll jets off on zero gravity flight

October 04, 2021 12:26 pm

As part of the project, Samantha Cristoforetti's lookalike doll mirrored the preparation an astronaut needs to do before heading off to space, by travelling and floating on a zero-gravity flight from an ESA base in Germany

Who gets sick in Space? Orbital tourists may offer better clues

September 17, 2021 3:57 pm

Not only does radiation in space slam into DNA, creating mutations, but the unusual conditions of weightlessness cause some genes to turn on and others to turn off.

Astronaut gets special ice cream delivery for 50th birthday

August 31, 2021 3:59 pm

”No one’s ever sent me a spaceship for my birthday before. I appreciate it,” she radioed after the capsule arrived

Is Jeff Bezos an astronaut now?

July 27, 2021 2:05 pm

On the same day that Bezos made his trip to space, the FAA added a new requirement for the astronaut wings: “Demonstrated activities during flight that were essential to public safety, or contributed to human spaceflight safety.”

Chinese astronauts make first space walk outside new station

July 04, 2021 12:53 pm

The astronauts arrived June 17 for a three-month mission aboard China's third orbital station, part of an ambitious space program that landed a robot rover on Mars in May.

American astronaut Michael Collins of Apollo 11 fame dies at 90

April 28, 2021 10:57 pm

A statement released by his family said Collins died of cancer.

Astronauts less likely to faint on Earth if they exercise in space: Study

July 23, 2019 11:48 am

All performed individualised endurance and resistance exercise training for up to two hours daily during space flight to prevent cardiovascular, bone and muscle deconditioning. They also received a saline infusion upon landing.

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