16JUL 2018
NASA astronaut applications

NASA astronaut applications

Those qualifications are pretty strict. In order to apply, you have to: Be a US citizen Have at least a Bachelors degree in engineering, biological science, physical science, computer science, or mathematics (nursing, many social sciences, and some psychology degrees don t make the cut) Have 3 years of professional experience in your field (teaching is ok), or have 1, hours…

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10JUL 2018
Astronauts, spacesuits

Astronauts, spacesuits

The EMU is a system of variously sized parts that can be combined to size the suit for any astronaut. A snoopy cap holds microphones and headphones. A full-body liquid-cooling garment has tubes carrying cool water to remove heat from the astronaut s skin. Under the cooling garment, the astronaut wears a maximum absorbency garment, or adult diaper, to contain wastes. The spacesuit…

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05JUL 2018
Astronaut Training Video

Astronaut Training Video

One Direction train to be astronauts in their brand new video for single Drag Me Down. Released on Friday morning, this is the British boy band’s first video as a foursome after Zayn Malik quit earlier this year. Directed by long term collaborators Ben and Gabe Turner, the video sees the band put through their paces inside NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Each pop star tries…

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30JUN 2018
Floating astronaut

Floating astronaut

Scott Kelly grabbed a microphone and dove head-first down a corridor of the International Space Station as Boston students watched on a screen many miles away. Kelly is one of two Americans currently onboard the space station, which is positioned 250 miles above the earth’s surface. He would spent the next 20 minutes somersaulting and Skyping with students from seven Boston-area…

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25JUN 2018
Astronauts landing on moon

Astronauts landing on moon

Miscellaneous The theory that the moon landings were hoaxed by the US government to assert their victory in the space race over Russia, is something which has grown in popularity over time. Recent polls indicate that approximately 20% of Americans believe that the U.S. has never landed on the moon. After the Apollo missions ended in the seventies, why haven’t we ever been back?…

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20JUN 2018
Wernher von Braun Space Station

Wernher von Braun Space Station

During the 1950s, Darrell C. Romick, a Goodyear Aircraft engineer and an early member of the American Rocket Society s spaceflight committee, presented several visionary papers. He outlined a future world of ion propulsion, re-usable launch vehicles, manned lunar missions and permanently occupied orbital colonies And this was two decades before Gerard K. O Neill proposed his famous…

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15JUN 2018
Space astronauts

Space astronauts

Two US astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station s airlock this morning to work on the maintenance of the station. The astronauts were outside the space station for six and a half hours Their tasks included installing a thermal cover on the state-of-the-art particle physics detector that has been attached to the station since 2011. The spacewalk was the 32nd carried…

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