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3 Apollo astronauts state they support Trump’s strategy to land individuals on the moon– however NASA would require to make 2 huge modifications

3 Apollo astronauts state they support Trump’s strategy to land individuals...

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The White House is pushing NASA to pull off a remarkable feat: Rocket astronauts back to the moon's surface, then start building a permanent base there — all within this decade. Artemis, as the renewed moonshot program is called, is seen by the Trump administration as a follow-up program to Apollo, and also as a…
ISS astronauts snap shocking volcano eruption

ISS astronauts snap shocking volcano eruption

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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…
Astronauts in area photographed a huge volcano appearing in the Pacific Ocean

Astronauts in area photographed a huge volcano appearing in the Pacific...

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For the first time in nearly a century, the Raikoke volcano in the Pacific Ocean erupted last week. Raikoke is located in the Kuril Islands, which are off the coast of Russia just north of Hokkaido, Japan. On June 22, a mushroom-shaped ash plume rocketed skyward from the maw of the volcano's 2,300-foot-wide crater. The…
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...

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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…
NASA astronauts make history with very first all-female spacewalk

NASA astronauts make history with very first all-female spacewalk

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NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch pose for a photo together on the ISS. NASA Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir stepped outside the International Space Station on Friday for the first ever all-woman spacewalk. Their work officially started at 4:38 a.m. PT. and concluded around 11:50 a.m. PT. NASA streamed it live. NASA…
Just How Much Downtime Do Astronauts Get On The ISS?

Just How Much Downtime Do Astronauts Get On The ISS?

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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin How much down time do astronauts on the ISS have per day? 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, Instructor and Flight Controller at NASA, on Quora:…
Mars astronauts may forestall muscle losing with pink wine antioxidant

Mars astronauts may forestall muscle losing with pink wine antioxidant

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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…
An unexpected variety of NASA Astronauts originate from Ohio, the ‘birth place of air travel.’ Here are all the United States cities that produce the most astronauts.

An unexpected variety of NASA Astronauts originate from Ohio, the ‘birth...

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Only 355 people, alive or dead, have ever been able to say "I'm a NASA astronaut." NASA has 38 astronauts on deck ready to suit up right now in the astronaut corps, and another 317 Americans have either retired or died. The hard-to-get gig isn't just about being world famous and sitting in rocketships, though.…
ISS astronauts reparked a spacecraft so Fedor the creepy robotic can arrive

ISS astronauts reparked a spacecraft so Fedor the creepy robotic can...

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One cosmonaut and two astronauts moved this Soyuz spacecraft from one ISS dock to another. NASA Fedor the humanoid robot is packed up tight in an uncrewed Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft, trailing along behind the International Space Station.  Fedor was already supposed to be docked to the ISS by now, but a faulty automated rendezvous component…
2 female astronauts pleasantly remedied Trump midspacewalk after the president made a galling mistake

2 female astronauts pleasantly remedied Trump midspacewalk after the president made...

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The astronauts conducting the first all-female spacewalk in history paused their hourslong endeavor to take a congratulatory phone call from President Donald Trump on Friday. In the conversation, the astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir wound up politely correcting the president about the history of women in space. "This is the first time for a…

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