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#Astronauts

# astronauts - Saturday 17 April, 2021

Space trio return to Earth after six months aboard orbiting station
# Space
# Space

Space trio return to Earth after six months aboard orbiting station

Apr 17th 2021, 3:30 PM 23,726 Views 3 Comments

A Nasa astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan.

# astronauts - Friday 9 April, 2021

Russian-US space crew blast off to International Space Station
# Astronauts
# Astronauts

Russian-US space crew blast off to International Space Station

Apr 9th 2021, 9:58 AM 9,132 Views 20 Comments

The trio launched successfully from Russia’s leased Baikonur base in Kazakhstan.

# astronauts - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

SpaceX launch of Nasa astronauts postponed due to bad weather
# Return To Orbit
# Return To Orbit

SpaceX launch of Nasa astronauts postponed due to bad weather

Updated May 27th 2020, 9:40 PM 72,886 Views 60 Comments

The launch will be attempted again on Saturday.

# astronauts - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

'A major milestone': Nasa and SpaceX set to send astronauts to the ISS tomorrow
# Demo 2
# Demo 2

'A major milestone': Nasa and SpaceX set to send astronauts to the ISS tomorrow

May 26th 2020, 10:24 AM 17,390 Views 27 Comments

If all goes as planned, the mission will see SpaceX become the first private company to send astronauts into space.

# astronauts - Friday 18 October, 2019

Nasa astronauts make history as they begin first ever all-female spacewalk
# Space
# Space

Nasa astronauts make history as they begin first ever all-female spacewalk

Oct 18th 2019, 4:13 PM 7,281 Views 29 Comments

There have been 227 spacewalkers since the first spacewalk in 1965 and all of them have included a male.

# astronauts - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

SpaceX vows manned flight to space station is on schedule
# SpaceX
# SpaceX

SpaceX vows manned flight to space station is on schedule

Aug 14th 2018, 7:49 AM 9,391 Views 9 Comments

On 3 August the agency named the first nine astronauts who will fly to space on Boeing and SpaceX vehicles in 2019.

# astronauts - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Chinese students are living in a cabin for 200 days to simulate living on the moon
# Lunar Palace
# Lunar Palace

Chinese students are living in a cabin for 200 days to simulate living on the moon

Jul 16th 2017, 12:00 PM 8,392 Views 20 Comments

Lunar Palace simulates a long-term space mission to the moon.

# astronauts - Sunday 6 March, 2016

Very strange things happen to your body if you spend a year in space
# Ground Control To Major Tom
# Ground Control To Major Tom

Very strange things happen to your body if you spend a year in space

Mar 6th 2016, 12:00 PM 28,334 Views 28 Comments

You’ll get taller, but your vision might suffer.

# astronauts - Friday 15 January, 2016

Today's first ever spacewalk by a British astronaut was cut short
# Space
# Space

Today's first ever spacewalk by a British astronaut was cut short

Jan 15th 2016, 7:52 PM 22,423 Views 53 Comments

“I guess nothing can fully prepare for the feeling of being outside of a spacecraft in the vacuum of space.”

# astronauts - Thursday 16 July, 2015

Astronauts had to hide from space junk that threatened to hit the ISS
# Gravity
# Gravity

Astronauts had to hide from space junk that threatened to hit the ISS

Jul 16th 2015, 7:54 PM 10,529 Views 15 Comments

It was a bit of an emergency situation.

# astronauts - Sunday 28 June, 2015

What's under the icy seas of Europa? NASA plans to find out
# Under The Sea
# Under The Sea

What's under the icy seas of Europa? NASA plans to find out

Jun 28th 2015, 9:30 AM 11,866 Views 23 Comments

The hope is that a new prototype will be able to explore distant planets with potential habitable oceans.

# astronauts - Saturday 27 June, 2015

If we're going to Mars, where are we going to land, live and work on the red planet?
# Go Where No Man Has Gone Before
# Go Where No Man Has Gone Before

If we're going to Mars, where are we going to land, live and work on the red planet?

Jun 27th 2015, 8:45 AM 10,085 Views 45 Comments

NASA said it’s aiming to send people to Mars in 2030.

# astronauts - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

WATCH LIVE: Astronauts perform seven hour spacewalk on ISS
# In A Vacuum
# In A Vacuum

WATCH LIVE: Astronauts perform seven hour spacewalk on ISS

Feb 25th 2015, 4:10 PM 9,533 Views 6 Comments

It might make you think your own job is a bit underwhelming…

# astronauts - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

These 7 days are historically the deadliest in NASA history
# Space Exploration
# Space Exploration

These 7 days are historically the deadliest in NASA history

Jan 28th 2015, 11:00 AM 10,668 Views 37 Comments

On this day in 1986, the shuttle Challenger exploded just 73 seconds after launch.

# astronauts - Friday 14 November, 2014

'Get your ass to Mars': Buzz Aldrin wants humans to permanently occupy Mars
# COLONISATION
# COLONISATION

'Get your ass to Mars': Buzz Aldrin wants humans to permanently occupy Mars

Nov 14th 2014, 2:38 PM 11,798 Views 54 Comments

The second man to land on the Moon said those that travel to Mars shouldn’t envisage that they will ever return to Earth.

# astronauts - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Astronauts put a GoPro in a water bubble, just because they can
# Float On
From The Daily Edge
# Float On

Astronauts put a GoPro in a water bubble, just because they can

Nov 8th 2014, 11:30 AM 2,902 Views 0 Comments

The resulting video is very cool. Space is CRAZY, yo.

# astronauts - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Here's why you really should be following the International Space Station online
# Out Of This World
# Out Of This World

Here's why you really should be following the International Space Station online

Sep 21st 2014, 8:30 PM 40,526 Views 16 Comments

One small click of a mouse. One giant leap…

# astronauts - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Boeing and SpaceX to build new spacecraft for ISS astronauts
# Us Flight
# Us Flight

Boeing and SpaceX to build new spacecraft for ISS astronauts

Sep 16th 2014, 10:15 PM 7,279 Views 15 Comments

SpaceX is headed by PayPal co-founder Elon Musk.

# astronauts - Friday 8 August, 2014

Sleep deprivation is a pervasive problem for astronauts in space
# Counting Sheep
# Counting Sheep

Sleep deprivation is a pervasive problem for astronauts in space

Aug 8th 2014, 7:00 AM 7,370 Views 8 Comments

An astronaut during spaceflight gets just under six hours sleep on shuttle missions.

# astronauts - Sunday 22 June, 2014

This Durex advert for 'female orgasm enhancer' is absolutely excellent
# What A Scream
From The Daily Edge
# What A Scream

This Durex advert for 'female orgasm enhancer' is absolutely excellent

Jun 22nd 2014, 4:00 PM 9,736 Views 0 Comments

*applause*

# astronauts - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Astronauts' hearts grow rounder in space, finds study
# Clear Eyes Round Heart
# Clear Eyes Round Heart

Astronauts' hearts grow rounder in space, finds study

Mar 29th 2014, 4:15 PM 8,624 Views 5 Comments

Astronauts’ hearts also got weaker because the heart doesn’t work as hard in space, say researchers.

# astronauts - Sunday 2 February, 2014

So, what are the chances we'll see an Irishman (or anybody) head to Mars?
# Mission Improbable
# Mission Improbable

So, what are the chances we'll see an Irishman (or anybody) head to Mars?

Feb 2nd 2014, 8:45 AM 11,720 Views 29 Comments

The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one, as the famous song goes*. But how about the other direction?

# astronauts - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Next phase: Mars mission hopeful Dr Joseph Roche begins medical testing
# Red Planning
# Red Planning

Next phase: Mars mission hopeful Dr Joseph Roche begins medical testing

Jan 29th 2014, 7:45 AM 13,103 Views 25 Comments

The Dublin-based scientist is one of the candidates selected for the ‘Mars One’ mission, which aims to land humans on the planet by 2025.

# astronauts - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Key steps as Asian countries speed up in space race
# Final Frontier
# Final Frontier

Key steps as Asian countries speed up in space race

Dec 22nd 2013, 10:30 AM 6,258 Views 40 Comments

China had another first this month with its moon rover – but its neighbours are not far behind.

# astronauts - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Spacewalking astronauts make speedy station repairs
# NASA
# NASA

Spacewalking astronauts make speedy station repairs

Dec 21st 2013, 7:53 PM 9,749 Views 15 Comments

The lads might get Christmas day off now.

# astronauts - Monday 17 June, 2013

These people are NASA's eight new astronauts
# NASA
# NASA

These people are NASA's eight new astronauts

Jun 17th 2013, 7:20 PM 10,277 Views 23 Comments

The astronauts will earn between $64,000 and $141,000 per year, and will be part of the team that lays the groundwork for NASA missions.

# astronauts - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Russian spaceship runs into trouble on way to International Space Station
# Space
# Space

Russian spaceship runs into trouble on way to International Space Station

Apr 25th 2013, 9:46 AM 10,272 Views 32 Comments

The vessel may be unable to properly dock with the ISS after its navigation antenna failed to properly deploy.

# astronauts - Monday 4 March, 2013

Snapshot: There are 2 astronauts at Villa Park proclaiming their love for Christian Benteke
# Astronauts
From The42
# Astronauts

Snapshot: There are 2 astronauts at Villa Park proclaiming their love for Christian Benteke

Mar 4th 2013, 8:17 PM 1,820 Views 0 Comments

Must be hot in those suits.

# astronauts - Saturday 3 November, 2012

Watch the skies: It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... the Space Station
# Look Up
# Look Up

Watch the skies: It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... the Space Station

Nov 3rd 2012, 4:34 PM 11,184 Views 9 Comments

NASA has launched a new service that emails people when the International Space Station is visible in the skies over where they live.

# astronauts - Monday 8 October, 2012

SpaceX rocket on a mission to the ISS - with ice cream included
# Space
# Space

SpaceX rocket on a mission to the ISS - with ice cream included

Oct 8th 2012, 3:10 PM 4,643 Views 4 Comments

The commercial cargo ship is bringing 1,000 science experiments and gear to the inhabitants of the ISS – as well as a freezer of chocolate-vanilla swirl ice cream.

# astronauts - Friday 7 September, 2012

International Space Station saved by toothbrush
# NASA
# NASA

International Space Station saved by toothbrush

Sep 7th 2012, 3:23 PM 10,237 Views 19 Comments

The crew managed to fix a serious power problem with the makeshift tool on Wednesday after a six and a half hour space walk.

# astronauts - Sunday 2 September, 2012

Life in space - through the astronauts' eyes
# Space
# Space

Life in space - through the astronauts' eyes

Sep 2nd 2012, 7:30 PM 13,796 Views 19 Comments

What was life like on an early NASA space mission? We look at archive photos taken by the crew themselves to find out.

# astronauts - Monday 13 August, 2012

What do astronauts do in their time off?
# Down Time
From The Daily Edge
# Down Time

What do astronauts do in their time off?

Aug 13th 2012, 4:23 PM 5,258 Views 9 Comments

Play with yo-yos, of course.

# astronauts - Sunday 24 June, 2012

Chinese astronauts make first successful docking with space lab
# Space
# Space

Chinese astronauts make first successful docking with space lab

Jun 24th 2012, 1:44 PM 1,893 Views 7 Comments

The docking was a significant moment for China, which is aiming to build a space station by 2020.

# astronauts - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Long missions in space may damage eyesight
# Space Travel
From The Daily Edge
# Space Travel

Long missions in space may damage eyesight

Mar 13th 2012, 5:26 PM 248 Views 4 Comments

Prolonged periods of space travel might damage astronauts eyesight according to new research. NASA say they are not unduly worried.

# astronauts - Saturday 7 January, 2012

Want to live out that childhood dream of being an astronaut?
# Job Fairy
From The Daily Edge
# Job Fairy

Want to live out that childhood dream of being an astronaut?

Jan 7th 2012, 11:10 AM 2,972 Views 25 Comments

NASA is hiring.

# astronauts - Sunday 10 July, 2011

Watch live: Space shuttle Atlantis docks at International Space Station
# Space Shuttle
From The Daily Edge
# Space Shuttle

Watch live: Space shuttle Atlantis docks at International Space Station

Jul 10th 2011, 3:43 PM 409 Views 1 Comment

The last ever shuttle mission arrives at the space station today. Watch the historic event live.

# astronauts - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

ISS astronauts land safely after five months in space
# Astronauts
# Astronauts

ISS astronauts land safely after five months in space

May 24th 2011, 10:00 AM 504 Views 0 Comments

Three astronauts have safely returned to Earth after spending 157 days aboard the International Space Station.

# astronauts - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Fly me to the moon: Virgin Galactic on hunt for pilot-astronauts
Live Apr 12th 2011, 5:38 PM

Fly me to the moon: Virgin Galactic on hunt for pilot-astronauts

Celebrations mark 50th anniversary of man's first journey into space
Live Apr 12th 2011, 11:57 AM

Celebrations mark 50th anniversary of man's first journey into space

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