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Researchers Develop Smart Glove to Help Astronauts Explore The Moon and Mars

2 days ago

Nothing is worse than trying to unlock a phone on a cold day when wearing gloves. Some people…
NASA’s Newest Astronauts Ready for Space Station, Moon, and Mars Missions

January 11, 2020

Editor’s Note: This release was updated shortly after being issued to correct the number of active astronauts in NASA’s…
Astronauts “Train Like You Fly” in Boeing Starliner Simulations

December 20, 2019

While Starliner tests its capabilities during Boeing’s first uncrewed Starliner flight test, astronauts are getting ready to fly…
NASA’s Astronaut Candidates to Graduate with Eye on Artemis Missions

December 19, 2019

NASA will honor the first class of astronaut candidates to graduate under the Artemis program at 10:30 a.m. EST Friday,…
Why do astronauts get cavities?

December 16, 2019

Curiosity and a passion for research are taking four University of Toronto students to the final frontiers of…
Space travel can make the gut leaky

November 27, 2019

Bacteria, fungi, and viruses can enter our gut through the food we eat. Fortunately, the epithelial cells that…
NASA’s Planetary Protection Review Addresses Changing Reality of Space Exploration

October 19, 2019

NASA released a report Friday with recommendations from the Planetary Protection Independent Review Board (PPIRB) the agency established…
A Next Generation Spacesuit for the Artemis Generation of Astronauts

October 9, 2019

At first glance, NASA’s new spacesuit that will be worn on Artemis missions might look like the suits…
Six People Have Begun a 122-Day Simulated Mission on the Moon

March 20, 2019

July 20st, 2019, will mark the 50th anniversary of the historic Moon Landing, where astronauts Neil Armstrong and…
NASA International Space Station RFID Localization Challenge

October 21, 2018

NASA has an experimental Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) tracking system onboard the International Space Station (ISS) that can provide…
To Avoid Vision Problems in Space, Astronauts Will Need Some Kind of Artificial Gravity

September 18, 2018

Ever since astronauts began going to space for extended periods of time, it has been known that long-term…
Earth-like gravity may solve astronaut vision ailment

September 14, 2018

A Florida State University scientist may have discovered a partial antidote to a problem facing many astronauts —…
5 Hazards of Human Spaceflight

September 11, 2018

A human journey to Mars, at first glance, offers an inexhaustible amount of complexities. To bring a mission…
Hole in ISS plugged with a thumb – was astronaut risking getting sucked out into the space?

September 3, 2018

Last week an unusual event took place in International Space Station. Crew noticed that the pressure is dropping,…
Broccoli in space: How probiotics could help grow veggies in microgravity

May 31, 2018

Astronauts at the International Space Station are spending more time away from Earth, but they still need their…
Breathing Lunar Dust Could Give Astronauts Bronchitis and Even Lung Cancer

May 7, 2018

It’s been over forty years since the Apollo Program wrapped up and the last crewed mission to the…
International team publishes roadmap to enhance radioresistance for space colonization

May 6, 2018

An international team of researchers from NASA Ames Research Center, Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate at Health…
7% of Scott Kelly’s Genes Changed After a Year in Space

March 14, 2018

On March 1st, 2016, American astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth after spending a total of 340 days…
Special Skinsuits Could Help Astronauts Avoid Back Pain When Their Spines Expand In Space

February 24, 2018

The microgravity in space causes a number of problems for astronauts, including bone density loss and muscle atrophy.…
3-D Printable Tools May Help Study Astronaut Health

February 10, 2018

If humans are destined for deep space, they need to understand the space environment changes health, including aging…
Microbes may help astronauts transform human waste into food

January 26, 2018

Human waste may one day be a valuable resource for astronauts on deep-space missions. Now, a Penn State…
Astronaut Explains How Army Career Rocketed Him into Space

December 12, 2017

Could it be the coolest job in the military? Mark Vande Hei thinks so. This retired Army Colonel…
Space greens beat the blues: Plants and psychological well-being in space

October 18, 2017

Where people will go in the cosmos, plants will go. That’s the message of a paper entitled “Gardening…
Ready for liftoff

October 16, 2017

In December, Scott Tingle, who in 2015 completed The Executive Program at Darden Executive Education at the University of…
Smartphones to save time in space

May 20, 2017

Working inside the International Space Station is sometimes like assembling complex furniture but with the tools and paper…
Monitoring the airways

April 29, 2017

Astronauts in space are valuable sources of scientific data. Researchers collect blood and urine samples to understand what…
NASA’s New Spectrometer to Help Future Crews Cope with Cosmic Radiation

April 5, 2017

One of the main health concerns of living and working in space is the long-term exposure to high…
Cells adapt ultra-rapidly to zero gravity

March 1, 2017

Mammalian cells fully adapt to zero gravity in less than a minute. Real-time readings on the International Space…
Astronauts’ brains change shape during spaceflight

February 1, 2017

MRIs before and after space missions reveal that astronauts’ brains compress and expand during spaceflight, according to a…
Remembering Gene Cernan

January 17, 2017

Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, died Monday, Jan. 16, surrounded by his family.…
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