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.

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).

SpaceX to test life-saving crew capsule next week

SpaceX is set to blast off a crew capsule on May 6 to test an astronaut rescue system designed to save lives in case of an emergency in a human spaceflight, NASA said.

NASA's 'Fruit Fly Lab' to study immune function in spaceflight
NASA's 'Fruit Fly Lab' to study immune function in spaceflight

Aiming to understand how spaceflight affects the immune system's response to infection, the most advanced research to date for studying fruit flies in space is set to make its debut on the International Space Station (ISS).

Now, cognition battery to test astronauts' spaceflight stressors

 Researchers have recently developed a cognitive test battery, dubbed as Cognition, to measure the impact of typical spaceflight stressors like microgravity, radiation, confinement and isolation, exposure to elevated levels of CO2, and sleep loss) on cognitive performance of astronauts.

Women more susceptible to space health hazards: NASA report

 A NASA study has uncovered that women are more susceptible to physiological, psychological and behavioural changes that occur during spaceflight.

Immune system becomes `confused` during spaceflight

A new study has revealed that spaceflight may temporarily alter the immune system of crew members flying long duration missions aboard the International Space Station , leaving it "confused".

Twin astronaut bros to help NASA study effects of spaceflight on human body

Astronaut Mark Kelly and his twin brother Scott have enlisted themselves for a NASA study that will help the space agency gauge the effects of spaceflight on the human body.

Bright pulses of light could make space grown veggies more nutritious

Researchers have claimed that exposing leafy vegetables grown during spaceflight to a few bright pulses of light daily could increase the amount of eye-protecting nutrients produced by the plants.

HAL builds crew module for human spaceflight

State-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) Thursday said it has delivered to the Indian space agency a maiden crew module it designed and built for the human spaceflight programme in the future.