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Astronauts

Ten Things to Know About IMAX's "A Beautiful Planet"

Julielynn Wong, M.D. | Posted 05.02.2016 | Technology
Julielynn Wong, M.D.

Witness an astronaut's view of the Strait of Gibraltar, Spain (left), the Mediterranean Sea and North Africa from the International Space Station (ISS...

Her Voyage of Discovery Took Her Where no American Woman Had Ever Been

OurPaths.com | Posted 03.18.2016 | Women
OurPaths.com

Sally Ride was a graduate student at Stanford when she answered an ad in the Stanford Daily and applied for a job with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA.

Astronaut Scott Kelly To Retire From NASA

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.12.2016 | Science

After spending a year in space aboard the International Space Station, astronaut Scott Kelly will retire from NASA effective April 1, the space agency...

Here's What Astronaut Scott Kelly's First Week Back On Earth Was Like

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 03.10.2016 | Science

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly's 340 days in space were quite magnificent. He got to space walk and take some incredible out-of-this-world photos. Now th...

Boldly Going Where Few Have Gone Before: Meet Space Gynecologist Dr. Varsha Jain

Sezin Koehler | Posted 03.14.2016 | Science
Sezin Koehler

Once upon a time, not so long ago, people feared that if a woman went into space while on her period, the blood would reverse its flow into her body -...

5 Weird Ways Scott Kelly Will Have To Readjust To Life On Earth

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 03.03.2016 | Science

From the number of daily sunrises to preparing a cup of coffee, living in microgravity about 250 miles above the Earth is remarkably different from te...

15 Photos From Astronaut's Year In Space That Are Out Of This World

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 03.01.2016 | Science

When NASA astronaut Scott Kelly returns to Earth on Tuesday night after spending nearly an entire year in space, he will be leaving behind an awesome ...

WELCOME HOME: Astronaut Scott Kelly Safe On Earth After Year In Space (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 03.02.2016 | Science

For the first time in 340 days, American astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko are back on solid ground. At 11:26 p.m. EST Tue...

Breaking Through: It's Been One of Those Months

Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS | Posted 03.17.2016 | Science
Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS

Making discoveries, breaking legs, breaking mountainsides and records: that's been that kind of month. A really good month, all things considered.

NASA Has An Earth-Shattering Number Of Astronaut Applicants

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 02.19.2016 | Science

Think you have what it takes to be an astronaut? A record number of people believe they have the right stuff: NASA received more than 18,300 applicat...

What Astronauts Miss Most In Space Isn't What You'd Expect

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.16.2016 | Science

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly returns to Earth next month after spending a year aboard the International Space Station, marking the longest mission in Am...

Astronaut Edgar Mitchell -- A Legacy For Exploration, Sustainability, and Consciousness

Jeff Singh | Posted 02.08.2016 | World
Jeff Singh

February 4th 2016, Astronaut Edgar Mitchell passed away peacefully on eve of the 45th anniversary of his lunar landing, which happened February 5th, 1971.

Listen To Sally Ride Talk To Gloria Steinem About Media Sexism

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.04.2016 | Science

A new video provides a rare glimpse into astronaut Sally Ride's views on being the first American woman in space. Journalist and feminist icon Gloria...

How Astronauts Respond To Emergencies In Space

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.01.2016 | Science

Space travel is risky business: Astronauts have to know what to do if depressurization, a fire or solar radiation suddenly endangers their spacecraft ...

What America's Lost Since Challenger

Michael Shtender-Auerbach | Posted 01.28.2016 | Science
Michael Shtender-Auerbach

It was January 28th, 1986, and I was ten years old. My fellow elementary school students and I had gathered proudly in the auditorium, eager to watch a teacher fly into space.

How Going To Space Changed This Astronaut's Outlook On Life

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.26.2016 | Science

Since the moment Leland Melvin first focused his eyes on planet Earth from the vantage point of outer space, his life has never been the same. In a po...

This Is How Astronauts Play Ping-Pong In Space

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 01.22.2016 | Science

So, it seems that NASA astronaut Scott Kelly has found time to put a brilliant spin on an old game during his year aboard the International Space Stat...

NASA Is Hiring, But Do You Have What It Takes To Be An Astronaut?

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 01.19.2016 | Science

For anyone who dreams of becoming an astronaut and blasting off for a deep-space adventure, there's good news and bad news. The good news is that NASA...

Astronauts Take Stellar Selfie During Historic Spacewalk

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.15.2016 | Science

British astronaut Tim Peake and NASA's Tim Kopra ventured outside the International Space Station early Friday to repair a power unit during a spacewa...

There Is A Fruitcake On The Moon

Diedre A. Ware | Posted 01.06.2016 | Fifty
Diedre A. Ware

According to an old French proverb, Rome was not built in a day. So, you're going to think I'm totally off the wall, but I believe that the same can ...

Did We Lose The Technology To Go To The Moon?

Quora | Posted 12.22.2015 | Science
Quora

Why does it take three years to develop a new car, when it shares 90% of its "DNA" with the previous model? Why does it take six years to develop a new airplane when it shares 90% of its "DNA" with the previous model?

How Close Are We To Developing A Self Sufficient Space Station?

Quora | Posted 12.08.2015 | Science
Quora

How far are we from developing fully self-sufficient space stations? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling que...

Space Missions Have Major Effects On Astronauts' Brains

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.10.2015 | Science

NASA announced last week that it plans to hire new astronauts for its Mars and International Space Station missions. But before you fill out your appl...

NASA Is Recruiting the Next Generation of Astronauts - Here's What You Need to Apply

Kieran Dickson | Posted 11.04.2015 | Science
Kieran Dickson

It's something that you've likely dreamed about doing throughout your life, but have you ever considered the reality of becoming a real-life astronaut?

The First 216 Days Of My Twin Brother Scott Kelly's Record-Setting #YearInSpace

Mark Kelly | Posted 11.03.2015 | Science
Mark Kelly

For over 216 days, Scott has lived in a tough, unforgiving and unchanging environment. The lighting hasn't changed. The temperature and humidity haven't changed. The humming and whirring of the ISS hasn't changed. Fortunately for Scott and his crewmates, the ISS provides some pretty good views.