astronaut

Maple Leaf Cookies

I Ate a Canadian Tasting Menu for Astronauts and It Was More Swanson Than ‘Jetsons’

The menu for astronaut David Saint-Jacques's mission into space included maple leaf cookies and a whole lot of fish.
Nick Rose
5.11.18
HOTY2017

The Teenager Who Sent An Experiment to Space and Dreams of Visiting Mars

Alia Almansoori won a competition to have her experiment sent to the International Space Station, but she's not capping her ambitions at low Earth orbit.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.9.18
The Right Stuff

What It’s Like to Be in the Running to Be an Astronaut

Can you sprint-swim through an aquatic obstacle course and then memorize a code underwater that you have to recall the next day?
Andrew Rader
2.21.17
nasa

Farewell Gene Cernan, the Last Man on the Moon

Cernan passed away Monday surrounded by his family. He helped crew three historic spaceflights, including the Apollo 17 Moon landing in 1972.
Becky Ferreira
1.16.17
RIP

Astronaut, US Senator, and Unflappable Badass John Glenn Has Died at 95

Glenn was surrounded by his loved ones, including Annie Glenn, his wife of 73 years.
Becky Ferreira
12.8.16
Space

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s South Pole Visit Took a Crazy Turn

The iconic astronaut, 86, is in stable condition at at Antarctic research station.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
12.1.16
videos

Astronaut Kate Rubins Tells Us What It's Like to Live in Space

She just got back from 115 days on the International Space Station.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
11.4.16
nasa

Astronaut Jeremy Hansen Describes Living in a Cave to Prepare for Mars

"That was as close as you could get to exploring Mars on Earth."
Kate Lunau
10.18.16
nasa

Inside a Million Dollar Auction of Rare Space Memorabilia

Are you in the market for 15 gilded astronaut hand molds?
Becky Ferreira
7.21.16
nasa

Canada Is Looking For Some New (Female) Astronauts

They’re accepting applications until Aug. 15.
Elizabeth Howell
6.17.16
Features

The Moon-Walking, Alien-Hunting, Psychic Astronaut Who Got Sued By NASA

A Radio Motherboard chat with the late astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man on the moon and a connoisseur of consciousness, psychics, and aliens.
ALEX PASTERNACK
5.14.16
nasa

Record Number of Americans Apply to Become an Astronaut

With Mars in our sights, everybody and their mom wants to be an astronaut.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.20.16
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