Spaceflight

Spaceflight may harm muscles of astronauts: Study

Spaceflight may harm muscles of astronauts: Study

The inactivity of astronauts during spaceflights presents a significant risk to their muscles, according to a study which simulated the impact of low gravity environments such as the Moon or Mars on body.

Apr 18, 2018, 14:53 PM IST
 Russia planning manned spaceflight to Moon

Russia planning manned spaceflight to Moon

Russia is actively implementing a lunar program through 2030, aiming to send astronauts to the moon, President Vladimir Putin has said Thursday, Russia`s Cosmonautics Day.

Apr 13, 2018, 16:02 PM IST
Astronauts' brains can change shape during spaceflight, claims study

Astronauts' brains can change shape during spaceflight, claims study

The study, believed to be the first to examine structural changes that take place in astronauts' brains during spaceflight.

Feb 01, 2017, 13:13 PM IST
Space Shuttle Challenger disaster 30th anniversary: NASA remembers its heroes – Watch emotional videos

Space Shuttle Challenger disaster 30th anniversary: NASA remembers its heroes – Watch emotional videos

On the 30th anniversary of the Shuttle Challenger disaster, NASA is paying tribute to its fallen heroes.

Jan 28, 2016, 17:44 PM IST
What happens when you go to space!

What happens when you go to space!

Below are a few things that happens when astronauts go to the International Space Station.

Nov 23, 2015, 16:53 PM IST
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.

Aug 06, 2015, 11:24 AM IST
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).

May 29, 2015, 11:41 AM IST

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.

May 02, 2015, 16:41 PM IST
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).

Dec 13, 2014, 18:07 PM IST

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.

Dec 01, 2014, 15:46 PM IST

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.

Nov 18, 2014, 19:29 PM IST

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".

Aug 19, 2014, 13:51 PM IST

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.

Mar 09, 2014, 15:18 PM IST

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.

Mar 05, 2014, 15:28 PM IST

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.

Feb 13, 2014, 22:10 PM IST