04AUG 2022
Astronaut survival training

Astronaut survival training

At the end of June, ESA’s six astronaut candidates were thrown out of a helicopter, left to drift at sea and abandoned under the hot Mediterranean sun. Fortunately, their survival training allowed them to cope with the tough situations. Astronauts have to be prepared for almost everything in space, but also anything on the ground. This could be, for example, an emergency landing…

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31JUL 2022
ISS astronauts

ISS astronauts

Space food has come a long way since John Glenn orbited Earth in 1962. He and other members of Project Mercury, the first American human spaceflight program, had to endure unappetizing foods that came in the form of bite-sized cubes, freeze-dried powders, and semi-liquids stuffed in aluminum tubes. Today…
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27JUL 2022
Astronauts in Space now

Astronauts in Space now

Astronauts Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko began their year-long stay in space on Friday as they headed for the International Space Station. NASA will study Kelly s twin brother Mark, who remains on Earth, in order to compare the pair. (NASA) Settle in for a live stream of NASA s historic launch, scheduled…
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23JUL 2022
Astronaut Hoot Gibson

Astronaut Hoot Gibson

FOR the first time, NASA yesterday grounded two astronauts for violations of its safety rules. One astronaut was involved in a fatal collision of stunt planes at an air show in central Texas last weekend. The two astronatuts are veteran shuttle crew commanders.It s the first time we ve ever replaced…
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19JUL 2022
Aeronautics and Astronautics

Aeronautics and Astronautics

Professor Mark Drela and students Nina Siu and Michael Lieu prepare an AeroAstro design for a super-efficient commercial airliner for testing in MIT s Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel. (Photo by William Litant/MIT, used with permission.) Professors, students, and researchers come to MIT from all corners of…
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19JUL 2022
Secret astronaut corps

Secret astronaut corps

An early photo of the first MOL crew, the Magnificent Seven . Maj. Robert Lawrence, the eighth member profiled here (see photo at right), joined MOL later as part of the third crew. They were the Magnificent Seven of the Manned Orbiting Laboratory program, some of the best pilots the U.S. military…

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19JUL 2022
Astronaut Space Pen

Astronaut Space Pen

Paul C. Fisher first patented the AG7 “anti-gravity” pen in 1965. After 2 years of rigorous testing, NASA approved and selected the Fisher Space Pen for use on all manned space flights. It was first used on the Apollo 7 in 1968. In 1969 it was used as a tool to help save the Apollo 11 mission. (See The…
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