Merry Christmas, NASA astronauts say from space
Merry Christmas, NASA astronauts say from space

The stockings are out, the tree is up and Christmas celebrations are on in the zero-gravity nest of astronauts in space.

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.

Astronauts can now enjoy their 'espresso coffees' in space
Astronauts can now enjoy their 'espresso coffees' in space

 A newly designed cup, which can defy the low-gravity environments encountered aboard the International Space Station (ISS), will allow astronauts to enjoy espresso coffee in space.

High-flying turkey for ISS astronauts on Thanksgiving
High-flying turkey for ISS astronauts on Thanksgiving

It was a high-flying, freeze-dried turkey time for six astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS) as most Americans roasted turkeys and emptied cranberry sauce out of cans to celebrate Thanksgiving Day.

NASA's Orion spacecraft arrives at launch pad for tests
NASA's Orion spacecraft arrives at launch pad for tests

 NASA's Orion spacecraft, which is designed to carry astronauts to deep space destinations like Mars, arrived Wednesday at its launch pad - Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Cosmic rays can make deep-space ventures risky for astronauts in future
Cosmic rays can make deep-space ventures risky for astronauts in future

A new study has helped scientist understand that cosmic rays can threaten deep-space astronaut missions in the future.

DNA: The complete story of Madison slap episode

Here is an account of what transpired between Indian journalist Rajdeep Sardesai and the NRI Mahendra Reddy on 28 September outside the Madison Square Garden in New York.

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Astronauts may hibernate for Mars journey

 With researchers maintaining that keeping astronauts in deep sleep is possible, the space explorers may very well be put in hibernation to significantly cut the cost of a manned expedition to Mars.

Average people healthy enough for space travel: Study

Average people with common medical problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease or diabetes are healthy enough to tolerate commercial flights to space, a new study has found.

Shrink-wrapping 'second skin' spacesuits come closer to reality
Shrink-wrapping 'second skin' spacesuits come closer to reality

A new research has revealed about the future spacesuits that may be a lightweight stretchy garment lined with tiny muscle-like coils to contract and essentially shrink-wrap the garment around astronauts' body in response to heat.

Astronauts can run faster on moon surface than previously thought
Astronauts can run faster on moon surface than previously thought

Scientists have found that astronauts can actually walk faster on the moon than what was previously thought.

Intense workout during long space flights can improve astronauts' heart health
Intense workout during long space flights can improve astronauts' heart health

A new study has revealed that Intense workout during long space flights can help astronauts protect their aerobic capacity.

NASA screens new vehicle to send astronauts into space

NASA, which spends nearly $71 million for each one-way trip for astronauts to space using the Russian Space Shuttle, is planning for NextGen spacecraft that suits its needs.

Huge asteroid set to wipe out life on Earth in 2880

A fast-spinning asteroid will pass close by earth in the year 2880 and an Armageddon-style blasting it into pieces may not be a good idea.

Study warns of sleeping pill risk for astronauts

Widespread use of sleeping pills by slumber-deprived astronauts could hamper vigilance in the high-risk environment of space, a study warned on Friday.

Giant holes in Moon could shelter future astronauts

According to the new observations from NASA`s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft, there are over 200 lunar pits that could provide shelter to the future astronauts.

NASA sends odour-resistant dress for astronauts

NASA has sent an Antares rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) carrying a Cygnus spacecraft stuffed with supplies for astronauts, including odour-resistant exercise clothing.

India, Australia experiment man-robot tasks on Mars

Indian and Australian space scientists and students are carrying out experiments to compare how well human astronauts and robotic vehicles can work together and perform tasks on Mars.

Now, just pinprick of blood could provide astronauts with correct medical diagnosis

ESA is building a prototype tester for crews on the International Space Station to provide diagnoses within a few minutes from a pinprick of blood.

Soon, ISS astronauts to brew fresh, hot coffee in space

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) will soon be able to enjoy better quality of coffee while at work, courtesy- the ISSpresso machine.