Astronauts

NASA astronauts successfully complete 209th spacewalk outside space station

NASA astronauts successfully complete 209th spacewalk outside space station

Expedition 55 Flight Engineers Ricky Arnold and Drew Feustel of NASA successfully completed the fourth spacewalk of the year outside the International Space Station on Thursday, March 29.

Mar 30, 2018, 11:24 AM IST
'Happy space suits' to prevent depression in astronauts in the offing

'Happy space suits' to prevent depression in astronauts in the offing

The eventual product will incorporate the wireless sensors into astronaut clothing so that physicians on Earth can also monitor the person?s pulse rate, blood pressure, and joint angles.

Feb 26, 2018, 17:29 PM IST
Scientists use microbes to convert human waste into space food

Scientists use microbes to convert human waste into space food

The study was published in the quarterly scientific journal Life Sciences in Space Research.

Jan 31, 2018, 18:56 PM IST
Astronauts lose additional bone due to space radiation, but not muscle: Study

Astronauts lose additional bone due to space radiation, but not muscle: Study

The findings raise intriguing questions about the relationship between bone and muscle, especially for humans on Earth dealing with age-related bone and muscle loss. 

Dec 18, 2017, 14:55 PM IST
Huge cave on Moon could one day house astronauts

Huge cave on Moon could one day house astronauts

Scientists believe that it would shelter astronauts from dangerous radiation and wild temperature swings. 

Oct 21, 2017, 18:30 PM IST
Monitoring microbes can keep 'Marsonauts' healthy: Study

Monitoring microbes can keep 'Marsonauts' healthy: Study

Researchers have found that apart from the crew - the main source of human-associated bacteria inside the habitat - confinement appears to be the strongest trigger shaping the bacterial community which remains highly dynamic over time.

Oct 04, 2017, 18:04 PM IST
ISS astronauts welcome three new crew members

ISS astronauts welcome three new crew members

The Soyuz rocket carrying Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos, NASA first-time flyer Mark Vande Hei and his veteran colleague Joe Acaba launched as scheduled from Baikonur at 3:17 am (2117 GMT).
 

Sep 13, 2017, 10:51 AM IST
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.

Jun 10, 2017, 17:37 PM IST
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.  

Jun 08, 2017, 09:32 AM IST
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.

Jun 07, 2017, 15:44 PM IST
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.

Jun 02, 2017, 22:32 PM IST
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.

May 13, 2017, 14:25 PM IST
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.

May 12, 2017, 18:06 PM IST
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. 

Apr 08, 2017, 11:16 AM IST
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).

 

Apr 05, 2017, 14:18 PM IST
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. 

Mar 31, 2017, 10:26 AM IST
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.

Mar 30, 2017, 14:47 PM IST
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.

Mar 24, 2017, 10:59 AM IST
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.

Mar 03, 2017, 17:13 PM IST
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.

Mar 03, 2017, 13:21 PM IST