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Space explorers wanted: NASA seeks next generation of astronauts

Feb 12, 2020 - 5:27 PM

Requirements: A relevant Master's degree, prepared to live and work 400 kilometers above Earth on the International Space Station, and a US citizen

NEXT GENERATION. An artists rendition of a an astronaut in outer space over planet Earth. Elements of this image furnished by NASA.

Astronauts on aborted Soyuz launch blast off successfully for ISS

Mar 15, 2019 - 8:51 AM

'The Soyuz is now in orbit and the crew are on their way to the International Space Station,' says a commentator on NASA television.

NASA astronaut Christina Hammock Koch, a member of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 59/60, reacts as her spacesuit is tested prior to the launch onboard the Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft from the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on March 14, 2019. Photo by Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool/AFP

NASA wants people on Mars within 25 years

Nov 14, 2018 - 3:38 PM

The US space agency believes it can put humans on the Red Planet within 25 years, but the technological and medical hurdles are immense

RED PLANET. This computer-generated image depicts part of Mars at the boundary between darkness and daylight, with an area including Gale Crater, beginning to catch morning light. NASA/JPL-Caltech

Rocket bound for ISS fails, crew survives emergency landing

Oct 11, 2018 - 9:28 PM

US astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin are safe after their Soyuz rocket fails shortly after blast-off

NASA mulls putting astronauts on deep space test flight

Feb 25, 2017 - 11:15 AM

Orion is being built with an eye to one day ferrying astronauts to Earth s neighboring planet Mars perhaps by the 2030s

ORION TEST FLIGHT. Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, testifies before the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee December 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. File photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Heart hazard for Apollo astronauts – study

Jul 28, 2016 - 11:59 PM

Of 7 Apollo astronauts to have died to date 3 43 succumbed to cardiovascular disease

The Apollo 11 lunar landing mission crew, pictured May 1, 1969, from left to right, Neil A. Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, command module pilot; and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot. Photo by NASA/public domain

Astronauts to take first bite of space-grown lettuce

Aug 10, 2015 - 11:20 PM

Astronauts living at the International Space Station are about to take their first bites of space grown lettuce in what scientists described as another step toward enabling human missions to Mars

SPACE VEGGIES. Astronauts on the International Space Station are ready to sample their harvest of a crop of "Outredgeous" red romaine lettuce from the Veggie plant growth system that tests hardware for growing vegetables and other plants in space. Photo by NASA

NASA astronauts step out on Christmas Eve spacewalk

Dec 24, 2013 - 9:21 PM

The main task of the day is to retrieve a spare pump module from an external stowage platform and install it