astronaut

Apollo Astronauts are More Likely to Die of Heart Problems

Posted in Science on 30th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

The likely culprit of this higher rate of heart problems is their unprecedented exposure to deep space radiation.

3 astronauts return to Earth after 6 months aboard the ISS

Posted in Science on 19th Jun, 2016
by Alex Muller

The capsule landed on its side, a frequent occurrence, after parachuting for 14 minutes. A search and recovery team quickly extracted the trio from the capsule.

NASA's NIAC Program looks to fund futuristic space concepts

Posted in Science on 15th May, 2016
by Alex Muller

A self-assembling space habitat, a deep sleep chamber for shuttle astronauts, and a protective magnetic force field are the latest projects NASA is embarking on.

Tim Peake 'runs' London Marathon from space

Posted in Science on 25th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

He ran the 42km (26.2mi) distance in about three hours, 35 minutes, the European Space Agency said.

NASA gets inundated with astronaut applications

Posted in Science on 21st Feb, 2016
by Alex Muller

Over 18,300 hopefuls submitted their resumes, almost thrice as many compared to the agency's last hiring round in 2012. This round has shattered the previous record.