Self-healing material to plug dangerous holes in spacecraft

Scientists have developed a new material that can quickly repair itself and could save astronauts' lives in case debris penetrates a spacecraft.

NASA wants to recycle human excreta into food!
NASA wants to recycle human excreta into food!

US space agency NASA wants to turn human waste into food so that astronauts sustain on deeper space missions, including Mars.

NASA helps develop osteoporosis and bone cancer test
NASA helps develop osteoporosis and bone cancer test

Scientists have developed a new, rapid test that may offer near real-time monitoring of bone diseases, such as osteoporosis and multiple myeloma, using blood samples from NASA space shuttle astronauts.

NASA to shell out $490 million for astronauts' launch on Russian rocket

Owing to the continued reduction in funding, NASA has been forced to extend its existing contract with the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) to transport American astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).

Astronauts at increased risk of gut diseases
Astronauts at increased risk of gut diseases

Prolonged spaceflight may effect changes in the bacteria residing inside the gut, making astronauts vulnerable to inflammatory bowel diseases, says a new study.

Sunita Williams is now NASA's commercial crew astronaut
Sunita Williams is now NASA's commercial crew astronaut

Indian American Sunita Williams is among four astronauts who have been selected by NASA for commercial flights to the International Space Station (ISS) from US soil.

Exercise with artificial gravity can save astronauts

A combination of exercise and artificial gravity may significantly lessen the negative effects of weightlessness in space, a research says.

ISS astronauts to get virtual reality headsets
ISS astronauts to get virtual reality headsets

Astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS) are all set to receive two virtual reality headsets that will help them beam back to Earth what they see in space.

New method ensures better air, water for astronauts

Scientists have reported a new method to provide astronauts with better quality air and water, especially for future deep space mission like Mars.

Boeing is NASA's first choice for manned ISS mission
Boeing is NASA's first choice for manned ISS mission

NASA has placed its first order from Boeing for a commercial human spaceflight mission which will involve ferrying astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).

ISS astronauts' return delayed after Russian craft failure
ISS astronauts' return delayed after Russian craft failure

The return of three International Space Station (ISS) astronauts, originally scheduled for later this week, has been delayed due to the failure of a Russian cargo spacecraft.

SpaceX to test `eject-button` for astronauts

 Private US space transport company SpaceX is to test an eject button for astronauts on Wednesday in the first flight test of the abort system on the Dragon spaceship. 

3D printing technology used to make safer space suit
3D printing technology used to make safer space suit

Chinese researchers have used 3D printing technology to make a safer space suit for astronauts while spacewalking.

Moon is 4.47 bn years old: Scientists
Moon is 4.47 bn years old: Scientists

Analysis of meteorites that reached the Earth long after the cosmic collision which created the Moon indicate the satellite is 4.47 billion years old, according to an article published in the journal Science.

SpaceX Dragon cargo ship arrives at space station
SpaceX Dragon cargo ship arrives at space station

SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship arrived today at the International Space Station, carrying a load of food and supplies for the astronauts living in orbit.

NASA offers Rs.11 lakh for 70 days of bed rest
NASA offers Rs.11 lakh for 70 days of bed rest

The US space agency is offering around Rs.11 lakh if you are selected to participate in a three-month study that requires you to stay in bed rest for three months. 

These are some 'bizarre' rituals astronauts follow before going to space
These are some 'bizarre' rituals astronauts follow before going to space

 Astronauts follow some "bizarre" rituals like getting slapped in the face with a cross before going to space .

New tough but flexible fish scale-like bulletproof clothing material for military

A team of researchers has come up with a revolutionary material that has superior anti-penetration properties while remaining flexible.

Soyuz spacecraft with Russian, US astronauts blasts off to ISS
Soyuz spacecraft with Russian, US astronauts blasts off to ISS

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying three crew, including a US astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut who will be the first to spend an entire year on the International Space Station, blasted off on schedule Friday, Russian mission control said.
 

Two astronauts set for longest NASA human mission to space
Two astronauts set for longest NASA human mission to space

Two astronauts were on Friday ready for a 12-month stay at the International Space Station (ISS) in a longest human expedition to space so far and testing the limits of human research, space exploration and the human spirit.