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Astronaut vision may be impaired by spinal fluid changes: Study

Astronaut vision may be impaired by spinal fluid changes: Study

The problems includes flattening at the back of their eyeballs and inflamed optic nerves, which can lead to far-sightedness.

 Why astronauts become visually impaired on longer space missions

Why astronauts become visually impaired on longer space missions

Astronauts usually suffer from visual problems when they go for a longer space mission.

This is how Expedition 50 crew members celebrated 'Thanksgiving' in space! (See pics)

This is how Expedition 50 crew members celebrated 'Thanksgiving' in space! (See pics)

Even as earthlings, particularly in the US, celebrate Thanksgiving with friends and family sharing wonderful blessings of life, astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) also marked the special day with a special meal.

Ever wondered how astronauts use toilet in space? NASA's 'Poop Challenge' has the answer

Ever wondered how astronauts use toilet in space? NASA's 'Poop Challenge' has the answer

As per a report, NASA has launched a $30,000 challenge to develop a system that collects and routes human waste away from the body for upto six days without the use of hand

US elections 2016: This is how astronauts vote from space!

US elections 2016: This is how astronauts vote from space!

Kimbrough, 45, who arrived on board the ISS in mid-October, became the latest astronaut to join in a long tradition of voting while orbiting the Earth.

Astronauts, bid adieu to back ache with Yoga!

Astronauts, bid adieu to back ache with Yoga!

Yoga might be another promising approach, especially for addressing spinal stiffness and reduced mobility in astronauts.

ISS astronauts plant third lettuce crop on space station!

ISS astronauts plant third lettuce crop on space station!

Astronauts, who are currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS), have started planting their third on-orbit crop of red romaine lettuce.

Astronauts can now track their dietary intake through iPad app! - Read

Astronauts can now track their dietary intake through iPad app! - Read

The app does not require internet access to sync with the food database - that includes foods available on the space station, including those from international partner agencies - as many of the apps available on Earth require, NASA said.

Mars-bound astronauts, beware: Deep space travel could lead to chronic dementia!

Mars-bound astronauts, beware: Deep space travel could lead to chronic dementia!

The study says that astronauts travelling to Mars on future extended missions may face chronic dementia risk from exposure to galactic cosmic rays.

Trailing the stars: ISS astronauts capture series of star trails! - See pic

Trailing the stars: ISS astronauts capture series of star trails! - See pic

 It's time to thank your stars, if you're one of those few who have imagined how they would look from space, because astronauts up above have made your wish come true!

NASA astronaut Jeff Williams, crewmates return to Earth

NASA astronaut Jeff Williams, crewmates return to Earth

NASA astronaut and Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams along with crewmates Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka have returned to Earth safely after record-breaking mission aboard the International Space Station.

Astronauts Jeff Williams, Kate Rubins go on spacewalk for 2nd time in less than 2 weeks! - Watch Live

Astronauts Jeff Williams, Kate Rubins go on spacewalk for 2nd time in less than 2 weeks! - Watch Live

The spacewalk , which is sceduled to begin at at 8:05 a.m. EDT, Thursday, is the second time for the duo in less than two weeks.

DNA sequenced in space for first time by NASA astronaut Kate Rubins - Watch video

DNA sequenced in space for first time by NASA astronaut Kate Rubins - Watch video

Scientists say the ability to sequence the DNA of living organisms in space opens a whole new world of scientific and medical possibilities. 

SpaceX wins second NASA contract to take astronauts to ISS

SpaceX wins second NASA contract to take astronauts to ISS

Commercial crew flights from Florida's Space Coast to the International Space Station will restore America's human spaceflight launch capability and increase the time US crews can dedicate to scientific research, which is helping prepare astronauts for deep space missions, including the Journey to Mars, NASA said in a statement on Saturday.

Scientists develop space boot to avert astronauts from tripping over

Scientists develop space boot to avert astronauts from tripping over

This space boot comes with built-in sensors and tiny 'haptic' motors whose vibrations can help astronauts avoid the risk of tripping over obstacles.

NASA's new institute to explore ways to protect astronauts

NASA's new institute to explore ways to protect astronauts

The NASA Translational Research Institute (NTRI) will implement a “bench-to-spaceflight” model, moving results or methods from laboratory experiments or clinical trials to point-of-care astronaut health and performance applications.

Watch – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's live video chat with ISS astronauts today!

Watch – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's live video chat with ISS astronauts today!

Zuckerberg will video chat with the astronauts uisng Facebook's Live for 20 minutes asking them questions submitted by users on the NASA's Facebook page.

Stunning view of Earth's night lights captured from space – See pic!

Stunning view of Earth's night lights captured from space – See pic!

The stunning view was taken when ISS was passing over the island nation of Kiribati at the time, about 2600 kilometers (1,600 miles) south of Hawaii.

SpaceX Dragon returns to Earth from space station today

SpaceX Dragon returns to Earth from space station today

The Dragon spaceship arrived at the space station on April 10 delivering almost 7,000 pounds of cargo to the astronauts.

Why astronauts get awestruck viewing Earth from space

Why astronauts get awestruck viewing Earth from space

Researchers are now studying the phenomenon called the "overview effect" to better understand the emotions astronauts commonly recount when they look at the Blue Marble from space.