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Spending long time in space alters connectivity of brain, study says

The researchers at Laboratory for Cognitive Research had used the functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to observe the brains of 11 astronauts both before as well as after they took a space flight and then compared them to those who did not visit space.

NASA: 3 International Space Station astronauts to return to Earth on June 3

A NASA astronuat, a Russian cosmonaut and a Japanese astronaut will return to Earth on June 3 following the end of their stay at the International Space Station.


Astronauts' depression to be controlled by 'happy space suits'

Scientists are attempting to develop a suit that can keep astronauts from depression, by adding sensors that can adjust the suit's atmopshere, and make the wearer happy.

Food source no longer an astronaut's worry, as scientists convert human waste to food

A new study has enabled scientists to convert human waste back into food. This is expected to have applications for astronauts, as food requirements become an issue during long spaceflights.

NASA hiring astronauts for future space missions

"NASA is on an ambitious journey to Mars and we're looking for talented men and women from diverse backgrounds and every walk of life to help get us there," said NASA.

NASA app shows effects of climate change on Earth

The app presents pairs or sets of images of places around the world that have changed dramatically.


The final countdown

Before humans went into space,the basic concern was that they might not be able to survive long periods of weightlessness.

New 'Star Trek-style' magnetic space shield for astronauts

Cosmic rays,high-energy storms given off by Sun sometimes equals a year's worth of radiation on Earth.

Out of 8 astronauts announced by NASA half are women

8 candidates have been selected to be NASA's newest astronaut trainees,out of which four are women.

US space agency plans to capture,explore asteroid

The US space agency is planning for a robotic spaceship to capture a small asteroid and park it near the moon for astronauts to explore,a top senator disclosed