astronaut

Nasa starts year-long isolation to simulate life on Mars

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

A team of Nasa recruits has begun living in a dome near a barren volcano in Hawaii to simulate what life would be like on Mars.

MIT engineers unveil an inflatable shelter for camping on the Moon

Posted in Science on 16th Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

Engineers have developed a solar-powered inflatable pod that could allow astronauts to spend days on the lunar surface without having to return to base for life support.

Successful liftoff for NASAs longest-ever manned mission

Posted in Science on 28th Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

Astronauts Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko began their year-long stay in space on Friday as they headed for the International Space Station.

SpaceX and Boeing should fly manned crews to the space station starting in 2017

Posted in Hardware on 29th Jan, 2015
by Alex Muller

Spacecraft testing and increasingly complex flights will pave the way for missions during the next few years to the International Space Station.

Will cosmic rays threaten Mars One, and other deep-space astronaut projects?

Posted in Science on 25th Oct, 2014
by Alex Muller

Crewed missions to Mars such as Mars One may face dangerous levels of cosmic rays (energetic particles), according to a new paper.