Astronauts take 3rd spacewalk to complete tricky cable job
Astronauts take 3rd spacewalk to complete tricky cable job

Two NASA astronauts have ventured out of the International Space Station in their third spacewalk in just over a week.

Astronaut `mechanics` grease gear at space station
Astronaut `mechanics` grease gear at space station

Two US astronauts transformed into spacewalking mechanics on Wednesday as they floated outside the International Space Station to grease a robotic arm and help prepare parking docks for commercial crew capsules.

Astronauts' exercise regime reveals how to stay fit

 Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) are not only working out to keep their hearts healthy but also to generate data to advance knowledge of health and fitness on Earth, a NASA research indicates

Here come NASA astronauts in Jedi robes

The US space agency has released an awesome poster showing all six members of the International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 45 wearing Jedi robes.

Space flight can age immune system prematurely
Space flight can age immune system prematurely

Spending long duration on space flights may accelerate ageing of the immune system in astronauts, finds a research.

Simulated Mars mission gutted in fire
Simulated Mars mission gutted in fire

A simulated Mars mission held in the Utah desert in the US came to an abrupt end, when the research station was gutted in fire, media reported on Wednesday.

New anti-radiation drug works days after exposure

A new drug that protects mice days after exposure to radiation may one day treat side effects of cancer therapy or protect astronauts from harmful cosmic rays, scientists say.

Astronauts return to US side of space station after false ammonia leak alarm
Astronauts return to US side of space station after false ammonia leak alarm

Crew-members returned to the US side of the International Space Station after a false ammonia leak alarm caused by a computer glitch early Wednesday.

Long space missions induce blood shift in astronauts
Long space missions induce blood shift in astronauts

Long space mission induces a blood shift in astronauts from the bottom half of the body to the top that may lead to health problems, say researchers.

Tiny worms to help improve astronauts' health
Tiny worms to help improve astronauts' health

Tiny roundworms are going to help researchers at the International Space Station (ISS) learn ways to keep astronauts healthy on long-duration space missions.

SpaceX spacecraft sends crucial science supplies to ISS
SpaceX spacecraft sends crucial science supplies to ISS

NASA's private sector partner Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) has sent its Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) with over two tonnes of supplies and science investigations.

Richard Branson says Virgin Galactic committed to safety of private astronauts
Richard Branson says Virgin Galactic committed to safety of private astronauts

In the wake of the Galactic's unfortunate SpaceShipTwo disaster, Richard Branson has reaffirmed his commitment towards safety of the astronauts as he continues to work on his dream to facilitate private space travel.

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.