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US astronauts embark on first all-female spacewalk

Koch and Meir, clad in white spacesuits and tethered by cords to the station some 254 miles (408 km) above Earth, stepped into outer space at 7:38 am Eastern time (1138 GMT) to replace a faulty power unit designed to help condition energy stored from the station`s solar panels, NASA announced online as it showed live video of the action.

Oct 19, 2019, 00:16 AM IST

How NASA plans to shield astronauts from radiation on moon

Scientists and engineers at NASA's Johnson Space Center are developing a way to make use of the mass on board the Orion spacecraft to protect the crew who venture into deep space.

Aug 08, 2019, 16:16 PM IST

Exercise in space keeps astronauts from fainting on Earth

The first study to demonstrate that astronauts do not experience dizziness or fainting during routine activity after landing, as long as they participate in certain types of exercise training while in flight and receive IV fluids when they return to earth.

Jul 22, 2019, 17:36 PM IST

One-hour exercise with proper hydration may tackle low BP

The study is the first to examine the condition called "orthostatic intolerance" during daily activities when the astronauts returned home.

Jul 22, 2019, 15:37 PM IST

Red wine can help astronauts stay strong on Mars trip

 Astronauts who wish to undertake the nine-month journey from Earth to Mars in the future would be better off sipping red wine during the trip.

Jul 18, 2019, 15:48 PM IST

NASA's first SpaceX astronauts ready for 'messy camping trip' to space

Space shuttle veterans Bob Behnken, 48, and Doug Hurley, 52 are slated for blastoff later this year or in 2020 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Jun 06, 2019, 10:48 AM IST

Deshhit: Three Indian astronauts to spend 7 days in space

Three Indian astronauts will be sent to space for up to seven days by 2022, as part of India's ambitious Gaganyaan project by ISRO, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad announced this evening.

Dec 28, 2018, 21:16 PM IST

NASA astronauts successfully complete 209th spacewalk outside space station

Expedition 55 Flight Engineers Ricky Arnold and Drew Feustel of NASA successfully completed the fourth spacewalk of the year outside the International Space Station on Thursday, March 29.

Mar 30, 2018, 11:24 AM IST

'Happy space suits' to prevent depression in astronauts in the offing

The eventual product will incorporate the wireless sensors into astronaut clothing so that physicians on Earth can also monitor the person?s pulse rate, blood pressure, and joint angles.

Feb 26, 2018, 17:29 PM IST

Scientists use microbes to convert human waste into space food

The study was published in the quarterly scientific journal Life Sciences in Space Research.

Jan 31, 2018, 18:56 PM IST

Astronauts lose additional bone due to space radiation, but not muscle: Study

The findings raise intriguing questions about the relationship between bone and muscle, especially for humans on Earth dealing with age-related bone and muscle loss. 

Dec 18, 2017, 14:55 PM IST

Huge cave on Moon could one day house astronauts

Scientists believe that it would shelter astronauts from dangerous radiation and wild temperature swings. 

Oct 21, 2017, 18:30 PM IST

Monitoring microbes can keep 'Marsonauts' healthy: Study

Researchers have found that apart from the crew - the main source of human-associated bacteria inside the habitat - confinement appears to be the strongest trigger shaping the bacterial community which remains highly dynamic over time.

Oct 04, 2017, 18:04 PM IST

ISS astronauts welcome three new crew members

The Soyuz rocket carrying Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos, NASA first-time flyer Mark Vande Hei and his veteran colleague Joe Acaba launched as scheduled from Baikonur at 3:17 am (2117 GMT).
 

Sep 13, 2017, 10:51 AM IST

NASA deep sea expedition to prepare astronauts for Mars journey

A team of 22 persons including a university professor is set for a deep sea expedition by NASA to test simulated spacewalks.

Jun 10, 2017, 17:37 PM IST

NASA picks 12 new astronauts, including an Indian-American, for Earth orbit and deep space missions

The 12 new astronaut candidates - seven men and five women - were chosen from more than 18,300 people who submitted applications from December 2015 to February 2016.  

Jun 08, 2017, 09:32 AM IST

Watch out - NASA to announce new astronauts today

The US space agency, after evaluaing a record number of applicants from more than 18,300 people - which is more than double the previous record of 8,000 set in 1978 - will announce the names of the new astronaut candidates at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

Jun 07, 2017, 15:44 PM IST

After spending 196 days in space, astronauts Thomas Pesquet and Oleg​ Novitskiy returns to Earth!

The two astronauts landed their Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft in Kazakhstan on Friday at approximately 10:10 am EDT.

Jun 02, 2017, 22:32 PM IST

NASA not to fly humans on first SLS rocket launch

In February, NASA began an effort looking at the feasibility of putting crew aboard the first launch of the SLS rocket and Orion - for its Exploration Mission-1, or EM-1.

May 13, 2017, 14:25 PM IST

Expedition 51 astronauts perform 200th spacewalk outside International Space Station!

ISS astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer are venturing outside the space station to replace a large avionics box that supplies electricity and data connections to the science experiments, and replacement hardware stored outside the station.

May 12, 2017, 18:06 PM IST