Soyuz spacecraft launch fails, astronauts set for emergency landing

NASA is reporting that there has been an “issue with the booster” on the Soyuz craft that’s currently taking astronauts Nick Hague of NASA and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin to the International Space Station (ISS). Details are sparse at the moment, but it appears that the capsule is making a “ballistic descent,” descending at a high […]

NASA’s public CO2 challenge could help astronauts endure on Mars

NASA would really prefer that Mars astronauts produce their materials on Mars, but that’s not so easy when resources we take for granted on Earth are hard to get on the Red Planet. The administration has an idea as to how it might accomplish that feat, though — and it wants your help. It’s launching […]

‘Holy shite, what am I seeing out here?’: 7 astronauts reveal what it really feels like to live in space

NASA   Seeing our planet from space is a rare treat: Fewer than 540 people have ever left the Earth.  Seven astronauts who’ve blasted off from our planet with NASA came together this week for the premiere of the National Geographic series One Strange Rock. The show, produced by Darren Aronofsky, takes an up-close look at how life […]

ISS astronauts will complete Challenger teacher’s science lessons

On January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded during liftoff. Onboard were seven astronauts, one of which was teacher Christa McAuliffe. She was selected from over 11,000 applicants for the position of NASA’s Teacher in Space. McAuliffe had plans to conduct lessons from Challenger; now those lessons will finally take place from the International […]

John Young, one of the most legendary astronauts in history, has died

NASA Legendary astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and later commanded the first space shuttle flight, has died, according to a statement from NASA. Young was 87. The space agency said in a statement that Young died Friday night following complications from pneumonia. NASA said Young was the only agency astronaut to go […]

ISS astronauts will get their own Star Wars premiere—in space

Enlarge / In space, no one can hear you stream. Because the latency would kill you. (credit: NASA) When you’re orbiting 400 kilometers above the Earth, getting to the movie-plex to watch the latest science fiction blockbuster is a bit of a drag. But the current crew of the International Space Station will still be […]

Fit and ready to fly? UAE space program seeks wannabe astronauts

Published time: 7 Dec, 2017 21:12 The hunt for the first United Arab Emirates (UAE) astronauts is on after the Gulf nation’s prime minister opened the space program to applicants. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said the country’s state-of-the-art space center is hoping to find four people capable of undergoing intense training and join […]