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Saturday, January 18, 2020
See the Apollo Moon Missions Like Astronauts Did– In 3D

See the Apollo Moon Missions Like Astronauts Did– In 3D

As part of his soil mechanics experiments, Buzz Aldrin took these pictures of his bootprint in the powdery and soft lunar soil. Credit: London Stereoscopic Co. Fifty years ago, NASA launched America into the space race with the birth of the Apollo program — an 11-year initiative that sent 33 spaceflights to the moon, six…
An astronaut with PTSD loses her cool in very first trailer for Lucy in the Sky

An astronaut with PTSD loses her cool in very first trailer...

Natalie Portman stars as an astronaut who starts to unravel after returning from space in Lucy in the Sky. A female astronaut returns to Earth and starts a downward psychological spiral in the first trailer for Lucy in the Sky, a forthcoming film from Fox Searchlight Pictures. Lucy in the Sky tells the story of…
11 awesome pictures of NASA astronauts

11 awesome pictures of NASA astronauts

Building the International Space Station takes time In 2007, Michael E. Lopez-Alegria, took a six hour, 40-minute spacewalk aiding construction of the International Space Station. He was commander of Expedition 14, spending 215 days in space and, at the time, taking the record for the longest spaceflight. He currently holds the NASA record for total…
SpaceX simply effectively introduced the very first industrial spaceship produced NASA astronauts

SpaceX simply effectively introduced the very first industrial spaceship produced NASA...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida. — Under the cover of night and the glow of nine car-size rocket engines, a new era for US spaceflight has lifted off from Kennedy Space Center. At 2:49 a.m. ET on Saturday, SpaceX, the aerospace company founded by Elon Musk, rocketed its Crew Dragon spaceship into orbit for the first time.…
Here’s every spacesuit NASA astronauts have actually used considering that the 1960 s– and brand-new designs that might quickly get here

Here’s every spacesuit NASA astronauts have actually used considering that the...

Space may be the final frontier, but it's wildly inaccessible and downright deadly to any plucky human without a great spacesuit. Fit also matters a lot — too much room can make the work more strenuous or even dangerous. That reality was especially clear last Friday, when astronauts Anne McClain and Nick Hague moved 300-lb…
Just How Much Radiation Are ISS Astronauts Exposed To?

Just How Much Radiation Are ISS Astronauts Exposed To?

How much radiation are the astronauts exposed to on the ISS? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Robert Frost, works at NASA, on Quora: For ISS astronauts, measurements from the crew's personal dosimeters indicate a range from…
Astronauts discuss why no one has actually checked out the moon in more than 45 years– and the factors are depressing

Astronauts discuss why no one has actually checked out the moon...

Landing 12 people on the moon remains one of NASA's greatest achievements, if not the greatest. Astronauts collected rocks, took photos, performed experiments, planted flags, and then came home. But those stays during the Apollo program didn't establish a lasting human presence on the moon. More than 45 years after the most recent crewed moon…
ISS astronauts snap shocking volcano eruption

ISS astronauts snap shocking volcano eruption

Raikoke erupts, as seen from the ISS. NASA It's a good thing Raikoke, part of the Kuril Islands that trace a line between Russia and Japan, is uninhabited. The volcano on Raikoke last blew out in 1924, but it's at it again, and the view from space is spectacular. The volcano rumbled back to life…
Originality to Decrease Muscle Loss Throughout Spaceflight

Originality to Decrease Muscle Loss Throughout Spaceflight

One of the obstacles to long space missions is the muscle loss that astronauts suffer from. It’s called atrophy, and NASA says that astronauts can lose up to 20% muscle mass during missions of only 5 to 11 days. This muscle loss affects what are called “anti-gravity muscles,” including calf muscles, the quadriceps and the…
Mars astronauts may forestall muscle losing with pink wine antioxidant

Mars astronauts may forestall muscle losing with pink wine antioxidant

Resveratrol, a compound in red wine, could keep astronauts strong on Mars.  Sciepro/Science Photo Library The key to keeping humans strong on Mars could be found in red wine. A Harvard study published Thursday reported that resveratrol, a compound in blueberries and the skin of grapes (and, by extension, red wine) could preserve muscle mass…

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