The Expedition 53 crew members continued testing a new exercise device today while also exploring how their bodies are adapting to living in space. The station residents are also gearing up for three spacewalks planned in October. Commander Randy Bresnik joined Paolo Nespoli for a workout session on the new Miniature Exercise Device-2 (MED-2). The […]Read more "Astronauts Research Adapting to Space and Plan for Spacewalks"
AFP reports the US and Russia will work together on a NASA program to build the Deep Space Gateway, a space station in orbit around the moon. NASA and Russia’s Roscosmos signed an agreement to cooperate on the station—which will be “an invaluable pit stop for human and robotic exploration of the lunar surface” and […]Read more "Russia and the US plan a lunar space station"
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft ended a nearly 20-year mission Sept. 15 with a plunge into the atmosphere of the planet Saturn intended to protect the planet’s potentially habitable moons from contamination. The last signals from the Cassini spacecraft arrived at NASA’s Deep Space Network antennas near Canberra, Australia, at 7:55 a.m. Eastern, 83 minutes after the […]Read more "Cassini Mission Ends"
Six NASA-backed research subjects who have been cooped up in a Mars-like habitat on a remote Hawaii volcano since January emerged from isolation Sunday. They devoured fresh-picked tropical fruits and fluffy egg strata after eating mostly freeze-dried food while in isolation and some vegetables they grew during their mission. The crew of four men and […]Read more "Mars Research Crew Emerge"
While there are many superstitions about eclipses, there are also a lot of weird things that happen during an eclipse that are completely real — and super cool. Here are six incredible things to look for during the eclipse on August 21. 1. Animals getting confused “A totally eclipsed sun is 10,000 times fainter than […]Read more "Total Solar eclipse: 6 bizarre things that will happen"
Nasa to wake up New Horizons spacecraft for voyage into mysterious Third Zone Nasa is to wake up its New Horizons spacecraft next month following a five month hibernation, ahead of a journey deeper into one of the most mysterious regions of the Solar System. New Horizons, which captured incredible images of Pluto in July […]Read more "Nasa to wake up New Horizons spacecraft"
The upcoming Solar eclipse is your chance to witness one of the greatest mysteries of the universe. Scientists are understandably jazzed about the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. They hope to learn a lot. But you should be excited, too, because the eclipse will pull back the curtains on one of the greatest and […]Read more "Solar Eclipse"