21MAY 2018
Malaysian astronaut

Malaysian astronaut

STAR CITY, Russia (AP) - Among the things Malaysia s first astronaut will be worrying about next month: How does an observant Muslim pray toward Mecca while soaring hundreds of miles above the Earth? Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor will blast off aboard a Russian-built Soyuz space craft en route to the International Space Station along with Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and U.S. astronaut…

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16MAY 2018
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Professional Organization Origins Merger of the American Rocket Society and the Institute of the Aerospace Sciences Area served Worldwide Method Industry standards, Conferences, Publications Members 30, Key people Sandra Magnus (Executive Director) Revenue $ 21 millions (2009) Shaping the Future of Aerospaceto address the professional needs and interests of the past, current…

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11MAY 2018
Nothing Beats an Astronaut commercial

Nothing Beats an Astronaut commercial

On the list of sexy male professions, fireman is a perennial top pick. Just ask any male stripper (or the audience at Magic Mike ). But according to Axe, the maker of pungent body sprays favored by junior-high boys, there s one hot-dude job that beats all the rest: astronaut. This hierarchy is deftly illustrated in Axe s latest spot from BBH London and Biscuit Filmworks director…

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06MAY 2018
Orange astronaut Costume

Orange astronaut Costume

Every kid has dreamed of going into space and checking out what s out there. Well now, with the Child s Orange Astronaut Costume and a little imagination, your child will have a blast while he soars out to space and conquers all aliens. The orange jumpsuit has a NASA patch on the right chest, Astronaut Wings patch on the other side, and black trim on the chest, cuffs, neck, and…

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01MAY 2018
Astronaut physical training

Astronaut physical training

In 1958, when NASA began its search for America’s first group of astronauts, no one knew what an astronaut was or what he was expected to do. This made the selection process a crapshoot built on trial and error. What kind of man would have the ideal demeanor of an astronaut? What was the appropriate genetic background? And what mattered more in flight: physical or mental fitness?…

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26APR 2018
Astronauts dress

Astronauts dress

Fashion icon: Buzz Aldrin on the moon in July 1969.(Neil Armstrong/NASA) When the first humans left the earth—Pilâtre de Rozier and the Marquis d’Arlandes, riding the Montgolfier brothers’ balloon 900 meters above Paris —they wore the long, ornamental coats, and tricornered hats in fashion for French aristocrats of the time. And when Orville Wright piloted the first manned flight…

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21APR 2018
Story Musgrave, astronaut

Story Musgrave, astronaut

The NASA Northrop T-38: Photograhic Art from an Astronaut Pilot - by Story Musgrave “We grew to push the aircraft and ourselves to the edge but never beyond. Like restless folks, we kept raising the bar, decade after decade, we always found another peak to climb. We went together on the journey with an absolute faith in ourselves and the machine.” – Story Musgrave Click here to…

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