astronauts

  • How do you feed astronauts on a journey that lasts millennia?

    Interstellar travellers will need to produce their own food. A team of astronomers have calculate...

    Long-distance space travel, imagined here by NASA, will put a massive strain on the kitchen staff. Credit: NASA/JPL ...

    Space Exploration November 17, 2021
  • What risks do humans face in space?

    Aerospace medicine expert chats about the challenges of interplanetary travel.

    It was quite the job ad when NASA started looking for astronauts for its Moon to Mars mission. They’re searching for ...

    News May 22, 2021
  • Astronauts grow lettuce in space

    The plants are fresh, nutritious and safe to eat.

    Astronauts may no longer have to miss out on eating freshly picked, gourmet salad. Researchers have successfully grow...

    News March 8, 2020
  • Shingles in space? Research probes immune system risks to astronauts

    Scientists around the world are striving to understand the health risks of space travel. Richard ...

    In new research that delivers a blow to hopes of finding safe ways to send humans back to the moon or on to Mars, sci...

    Space December 6, 2018
  • First Man: a new vision of the Apollo 11 mission to set foot on the Moon

    Director Damien Chazelle and actor Ryan Gosling portray a a fallible and complex Neil Armstrong, ...

    The Apollo 11 lunar landing was the first time humans stepped on another celestial body, and the events leading up to...

    Space October 12, 2018
  • Alex the Astronaut meets Alex, an astronaut

    Alex the Astronaut is an Australian musician rapidly gaining a reputation and fans around the wor...

    “Hello? Is this Alex the Astronaut?” It is my first time interviewing anyone and the notes shake in my hands as I adj...

    Space September 26, 2018
  • How many astronauts to reach Proxima Centauri b?

    Modelling suggests humanity’s first crewed voyage to an exoplanet will require a keen appreciatio...

    One day, at least if science fiction novelists and dreamers are to be believed, humankind will set sail for planets o...

    Space June 26, 2018
  • Heavy astronauts risk eye damage

    Vision damage caused by space-flight is heavily influenced by weight. Jeff Glorfeld reports.

    China, India, Japan and the European Union all have burgeoning crewed space programs, the United States is contemplat...

    Space June 5, 2018
  • NASA yanks astronaut paper, citing security

    A 2017 paper investigating sight damage linked to space flight has been taken down because of con...

    A recent paper investigating the cause of sight damage in astronauts has been ordered pulled by NASA, citing security...

    Space November 6, 2017
  • Tests confirm spaceflight alters the brain

    The prolonged effects of microgravity raise doubts about the health of astronauts heading to Mars...

    Artificial gravity has been a highly useful concept for film directors wishing to depict life in space without the ne...

    Space November 5, 2017
  • Sunrise and space station

    Astronaut Mark Vande Hei outside the International Space Station.NASA Bright sun lights NASA astronaut Mark Vand...

    Space October 22, 2017
  • The latest in space fashion

    Elon Musk has revealed the stylish lines of the new SpaceX spacesuit.

    Multifaceted entrepreneur/futurist Elon Musk has made no secret of his long-term goal to have his aerospace company, ...

    Technology August 28, 2017
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