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10

Feb

Computer software is helping astronauts battle depressionThe program offers astronauts modules on treatment, self-assessment, interpersonal conflict, stress and more.

Computer software is helping astronauts battle depression
The program offers astronauts modules on treatment, self-assessment, interpersonal conflict, stress and more.

21

Aug

Meet NASA’s new astronaut class, the ‘8 Balls’The astronaut candidates will spend 2 years learning about living in space, touring NASA facilities and going through flight training.

Meet NASA’s new astronaut class, the ‘8 Balls’
The astronaut candidates will spend 2 years learning about living in space, touring NASA facilities and going through flight training.

09

Apr

How astronauts brush their teeth in space
No running water, and no place to spit the toothpaste after use. What do astronauts do?

How astronauts brush their teeth in space

No running water, and no place to spit the toothpaste after use. What do astronauts do?

30

Mar

Returning astronauts report a huge shift in thinking
Someday soon, we may all be able to see what they have experienced. Will that change how we treat the Earth?

Returning astronauts report a huge shift in thinking

Someday soon, we may all be able to see what they have experienced. Will that change how we treat the Earth?

25

Feb


Super space germs could threaten astronauts 



Germs are nastier in the weightlessness of space, which increases the dangers astronauts face.            
Germs are nastier in the weightlessness of space, which increases the dangers astronauts face.            

09

Jan


 Why astronauts get taller in space 



Astronauts on space station are now using ultrasound device to discover changes that occur in their spines.
Astronauts on space station are now using ultrasound device to discover changes that occur in their spines.

16

Nov

Astronauts could survive Mars radiationDespite not being as thick as Earth’s, Mars’s atmosphere provide a significant amount of shielding from dangerous, fast-moving cosmic particles.

Astronauts could survive Mars radiation
Despite not being as thick as Earth’s, Mars’s atmosphere provide a significant amount of shielding from dangerous, fast-moving cosmic particles.

15

Oct

Astronauts hail Baumgartner’s supersonic freefallBaumgartner spent 4 minutes and 20 seconds in freefall and hit a preliminary top speed of 833 miles per hour.

Astronauts hail Baumgartner’s supersonic freefall
Baumgartner spent 4 minutes and 20 seconds in freefall and hit a preliminary top speed of 833 miles per hour.

28

Sep

Astronauts allowed to keep or sell space artifactsSpace mementos from between the first manned U.S. spaceflight in 1961 and the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project in 1975 are fair game for auction or sale.

Astronauts allowed to keep or sell space artifacts
Space mementos from between the first manned U.S. spaceflight in 1961 and the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project in 1975 are fair game for auction or sale.

06

Feb

Astronauts needed for mock Mars mission in HawaiiIf you’ve ever dreamed of becoming an astronaut and have four months to spare, you might have the “right stuff” to fly to Mars … well, sort of. The fake Mars mission will test how volunteers feel about the types of food on the menu for astronauts during long-duration space trips.

Astronauts needed for mock Mars mission in Hawaii
If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming an astronaut and have four months to spare, you might have the “right stuff” to fly to Mars … well, sort of. The fake Mars mission will test how volunteers feel about the types of food on the menu for astronauts during long-duration space trips.