astronaut

British astronaut to run the London Marathon in real time from space

Posted in Science on 5th Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

Astronauts regularly take to the treadmill while in space, running as much as two hours a day to keep fit and offset the effects of zero gravity.

Quietly, the new space race between SpaceX and Boeing burns hot

Posted in Business on 11th Nov, 2015
by Alex Muller

Whichever company flies astronauts first in 2017 gains serious bragging rights.

What travelling to Mars might do to the brain

Posted in Science on 29th Sep, 2015
by Alex Muller

Although the stress can have many long-lasting effects on the body and mind, it appears that 18 months isnt long enough to do any permanent damage.

Orion astronaut flight faces delay to 2023

Posted in Science on 18th Sep, 2015
by Alex Muller

The Space Launch System (SLS) is more powerful than the Apollo program's Saturn V, and is due to make its debut with the Orion vehicle in an uncrewed configuration, in late 2018.

The First Permanent Astronaut Aboard the ISS Could Be a Robot

Posted in Science on 12th Sep, 2015
by Alex Muller

Robots dont need food or water or comfort, and can work on the station for as long as need be.