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NASA deep sea expedition to prepare astronauts for Mars journey

NASA deep sea expedition to prepare astronauts for Mars journey

A team of 22 persons including a university professor is set for a deep sea expedition by NASA to test simulated spacewalks.

NASA picks 12 new astronauts, including an Indian-American, for Earth orbit and deep space missions

NASA picks 12 new astronauts, including an Indian-American, for Earth orbit and deep space missions

The 12 new astronaut candidates - seven men and five women - were chosen from more than 18,300 people who submitted applications from December 2015 to February 2016.  

Watch out - NASA to announce new astronauts today

Watch out - NASA to announce new astronauts today

The US space agency, after evaluaing a record number of applicants from more than 18,300 people - which is more than double the previous record of 8,000 set in 1978 - will announce the names of the new astronaut candidates at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

After spending 196 days in space, astronauts Thomas Pesquet and Oleg​ Novitskiy returns to Earth!

After spending 196 days in space, astronauts Thomas Pesquet and Oleg​ Novitskiy returns to Earth!

The two astronauts landed their Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft in Kazakhstan on Friday at approximately 10:10 am EDT.

NASA not to fly humans on first SLS rocket launch

NASA not to fly humans on first SLS rocket launch

In February, NASA began an effort looking at the feasibility of putting crew aboard the first launch of the SLS rocket and Orion - for its Exploration Mission-1, or EM-1.

Expedition 51 astronauts perform 200th spacewalk outside International Space Station!

Expedition 51 astronauts perform 200th spacewalk outside International Space Station!

ISS astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer are venturing outside the space station to replace a large avionics box that supplies electricity and data connections to the science experiments, and replacement hardware stored outside the station.

ISS crew members pack luggage​; set to return

ISS crew members pack luggage​; set to return

Expedition 50 crew members Shane Kimbrough, Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko will take a ride back to Earth inside the Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft. 

Spectacular night view of brightly glowing auroras from space station – Must see pic

Spectacular night view of brightly glowing auroras from space station – Must see pic

The latest picture that has captured the attention of mankind, especially netizens, came from none other than Expedition 50 Flight Engineer Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency (ESA).

 

Spacewalkers successfully connect adapter for commercial crew flights - Watch

Spacewalkers successfully connect adapter for commercial crew flights - Watch

Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough and Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson of NASA, who concluded their spacewalk at 2:33 p.m. EDT, successfully reconnected cables and electrical connections on the Pressurized Mating Adapter-3. 

Have you ever imagined astronauts video-conferencing from space? Scientists say it's possible

Have you ever imagined astronauts video-conferencing from space? Scientists say it's possible

LEMNOS, Laser-Enhanced Mission and Navigation Operational Services, may make these capabilities and more a reality in the near future.

Expedition 50 astronauts take spacewalk outside space station – Watch Live

Expedition 50 astronauts take spacewalk outside space station – Watch Live

The six-and-a-half hour spacewalk is scheduled to begin about 8 a.m. EDT, Friday, and NASA TV will provide complete coverage beginning at 6:30 a.m. EDT.

NASA comes up with new space weather warning technique to protect astronauts

NASA comes up with new space weather warning technique to protect astronauts

The Sun sometimes erupts with bursts of light, solar material, or ultra-fast energised particles - collectively, these events contribute to space weather.

NASA will help astronauts grow food in space – Read how

NASA will help astronauts grow food in space – Read how

The new plant system will this month join Veggie - NASA's first fresh food growth system already active on ISS.

NASA to put astronauts on deep space test flight, says report

NASA to put astronauts on deep space test flight, says report

Orion is being built with an eye to one day ferrying astronauts to Earth`s neighboring planet, Mars, perhaps by the 2030s.

SpaceX Dargon cargo vehicle finally docks with International Space Station

SpaceX Dargon cargo vehicle finally docks with International Space Station

SpaceX Dargon spacecraft carrying an unmanned cargo ship packed with food and supplies for astronauts has safely arrived at International Space Station on Thursday.

SpaceX readies for launch of its 10th resupply mission to space station this weekend

SpaceX readies for launch of its 10th resupply mission to space station this weekend

The Dragon cargo craft is expetected to lift off at around 10:01 a.m. EST Saturday, February. 18, 2017.

Unveiled – New spacesuit for Boeing’s Starliner astronauts (Must watch)

Unveiled – New spacesuit for Boeing’s Starliner astronauts (Must watch)

The newly designed spacesuit is lighter and more comfortable than earlier suits astronauts wore.

Constant intracranial pressure on back of eyes in 'zero-G' causes vision deterioration in astronauts!

Constant intracranial pressure on back of eyes in 'zero-G' causes vision deterioration in astronauts!

To study how zero-gravity conditions affect intracranial pressure, researchers from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre recruited volunteer patients who had had a port permanently placed in their head as part of treatment for cancer.

This is what it takes to click beautiful photographs from space station!

This is what it takes to click beautiful photographs from space station!

Have you ever wondered how the astronauts aboard the space station manage to take such stunning pictures?

Astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Peggy Whitson begins first of two power upgrade spacewalks!

Astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Peggy Whitson begins first of two power upgrade spacewalks!

Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough and Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson of NASA have begun their spacewalk outside International Space Station (ISS).