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05

Jun

See Earth through the eyes of a first-time astronautNASA astronaut and U.S. Navy veteran Reid Wiseman has only been in space for a week, but his awesome photos and unbridled, infectious enthusiasm have already made him a star on Twitter.

See Earth through the eyes of a first-time astronaut
NASA astronaut and U.S. Navy veteran Reid Wiseman has only been in space for a week, but his awesome photos and unbridled, infectious enthusiasm have already made him a star on Twitter.

01

May

How zero gravity affects astronauts’ hearts in spaceCardiovascular research in zero gravity can help develop specific exercise regimens and treatments for people in space and on Earth.

How zero gravity affects astronauts’ hearts in space
Cardiovascular research in zero gravity can help develop specific exercise regimens and treatments for people in space and on Earth.

16

Apr

Vision risks for astronauts could put an early end to Mars missionsScientist theorize that pressure from cerebrospinal fluid in microgravity could be contributing to the degradation of eyesight among some astronauts.

Vision risks for astronauts could put an early end to Mars missions
Scientist theorize that pressure from cerebrospinal fluid in microgravity could be contributing to the degradation of eyesight among some astronauts.

24

Mar

Meteorite-infused steak sauce? Astronaut’s dinner menu brings space to the table, literallyFormer NASA astronaut Franklin Chang Diaz has helped to create space-inspired dishes for the Four Seasons Resort in Costa Rica.

Meteorite-infused steak sauce? Astronaut’s dinner menu brings space to the table, literally
Former NASA astronaut Franklin Chang Diaz has helped to create space-inspired dishes for the Four Seasons Resort in Costa Rica.

13

Nov

Astronaut Karen Nyberg takes striking photo of Typhoon Haiyan from spaceNASA was constantly tracking the storm from space using weather and Earth observation satellites.

Astronaut Karen Nyberg takes striking photo of Typhoon Haiyan from space
NASA was constantly tracking the storm from space using weather and Earth observation satellites.

23

Apr

Astronaut Hall of Fame welcomes 1st female shuttle commander, 2 others
Since inductees provide materials for exhibits, the Astronaut Hall of Fame has the world’s largest collection of astronaut memorabilia.

Astronaut Hall of Fame welcomes 1st female shuttle commander, 2 others

Since inductees provide materials for exhibits, the Astronaut Hall of Fame has the world’s largest collection of astronaut memorabilia.

08

Feb


 NASA’s most-launched astronaut talks about the future of space  



Jerry Ross has flown more NASA space missions than any other astronaut. Now retired, he recounts his experiences — and why he finally decided to write a book — in this Q&A.
Jerry Ross has flown more NASA space missions than any other astronaut. Now retired, he recounts his experiences — and why he finally decided to write a book — in this Q&A.

07

Feb


 Astronaut and rocker to premiere space-Earth duet  



Astronaut Chris Hadfield will collaborate with musician Ed Robertson of Barenaked Ladies to release the first duet to premiere from space and Earth simultaneously.
Astronaut Chris Hadfield will collaborate with musician Ed Robertson of Barenaked Ladies to release the first duet to premiere from space and Earth simultaneously.

10

Sep

Astronaut remembers seeing 9/11 tragedy from spaceFrank Culbertson, who was aboard the International Space Station on 9/11, lost a friend and classmate when a plane crashed into the Pentagon.

Astronaut remembers seeing 9/11 tragedy from space
Frank Culbertson, who was aboard the International Space Station on 9/11, lost a friend and classmate when a plane crashed into the Pentagon.

31

May

How astronauts in spacesuits deal with an itchWhen astronauts go spacewalking outside their spacecraft, they need the protection of a spacesuit, but sometimes with all that gear on, even the tiniest discomfort can be a big pain.

How astronauts in spacesuits deal with an itch
When astronauts go spacewalking outside their spacecraft, they need the protection of a spacesuit, but sometimes with all that gear on, even the tiniest discomfort can be a big pain.