02/08/2017

Tag Archives: Astronauts

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NASA Findings Suggest Health Concerns for Astronauts on Long-Duration Space Missions

NASA’s preliminary findings on astronauts who stayed on the ISS for a year reveal changes in genes, microbiomes, fine motor skills, and more.

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Could You Live in This Tiny Biosphere for 105 Days Like These Chinese Scientists Did?

A garden in Beijing tests how miniature versions of Earth’s biosphere could be cultivated off-planet, helping future astronauts to sustain long-term missions in deep space.

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The Last Man on the Moon Didn’t Want That Accolade

Honoring Gene Cernan, the Last Man on the Moon.

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Space Dining 101: How Astronauts Watch Their Weight While Weightless

Whipping up a home cooked meal is all but impossible in space, but researchers put a lot of work into making sure that astronauts are eating healthy, nutritious meals, and aren’t putting on or losing too much weight while weightless.

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Some Astronauts’ Eyeballs Are Deformed After Spaceflight. Here’s Why.

The problem isn’t in the eyes themselves, but in fluid in the brain.

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These 15 Retro Pics Prove NASA Was Always Cool

To trailblaze the solar system, we first needed monster computers, pioneers, and vomit comets.

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Astronaut’s Pics of Sunrises Give Us All the Feels

Astronauts aboard the ISS witness roughly 5-6 sunrises and sunsets per “work day,” as their office travels at 17,500 miles per hour. What does that do to their sense of time?