astronauts

astronauts

An Astronaut Accidentally Dialed 911 From the International Space Station

Astronauts, they’re just like us!
Sarah Emerson
1.4.19
gaia

The Plan to Seed Life on Alien Planets

The 50th anniversary of "Earthrise" is the perfect opportunity to think about sending Earth's life to the stars.
Becky Ferreira
12.21.18
iss

Scientists Found Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria In Space

NASA scientists found drug-resistant strains of bacteria in the ISS toilets, but say they pose no threat to the astronauts—for now.
Becky Ferreira
11.27.18
election day

Here’s How Astronauts Vote in Elections

A special Texas law gives astronauts the opportunity to cast an absentee ballot, of sorts, if they want to vote in an election on Earth.
Caroline Haskins
11.6.18
brains

What Scientists Found Inside the Brains of 10 Russian Cosmonauts

By imaging the brains of cosmonauts before and after their stints on the space station, neuroscientists discovered how microgravity influences the mind.
Becky Ferreira
10.26.18
spacewear

Astronauts Try Out ‘Skinsuits’ To Prevent Slipped Discs and Spine Stretching

A taste of Earth’s gravity, now in unitard form.
Becky Ferreira
2.22.18
Mars

Earth Microbes Could Sabotage the Journey to Mars

A new study found a healthy community of microbes in the ISS, but this doesn’t mean that a journey to Mars would be safe for the microbe and human travellers.
Caroline Haskins
12.11.17
Food

Happy Space Thanksgiving: How the Food-Stuffed Holiday Went Orbital

“Just as on Earth, our feelings about Thanksgiving in space weren’t determined by the quality or the appearance of the meal—but by the people we shared it with.”
Becky Ferreira
11.21.17
Extreme Recycling

Yeast Can Be Engineered to Turn Astronaut Pee Into Spaceflight Materials

“We are planning to try to get our yeast to the International Space Station in next couple of years.”
Becky Ferreira
8.22.17
The Right Stuff

Two of Canada’s Astronaut Finalists Tell Us Where in Space They’d Like to Fly

Here are the 17 remaining candidates to be Canada's next astronauts.
Lisa Cumming
4.24.17
Space Records

No American Has Spent More Time in Space Than Commander Peggy Whitson

In a phone call today with President Trump, he joked about drinking purified urine aboard the space station: “Better you than me.”
Becky Ferreira
4.24.17
Spacecraft Repo

The Tale of the Only Robot Humans Ever Visited on Another World

“Hey, we got a nice brown Surveyor here, Houston.”
Becky Ferreira
4.20.17
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