21MAY 2017
1ST African American astronaut

1ST African American astronaut

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Philadelphia public school had a very special visitor on Wednesday, who brought an unusual message to motivate students. The Kearney School, in Northern Liberties, hosted the first African-American woman in space. Dr. Mae Jemison is the prize in a contest called “Win a Day with Mae, ” sponsored by Bayer, to encourage science in schools. Kearney, with its arts-infused…

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19MAY 2017
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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17MAY 2017
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 for 3:42 p.m. ET. At the Baikonur Cosmodrome (the world s oldest launch…

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15MAY 2017
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 members of a crew for disciplinary reasons,said Jeffrey E. Carr, a spokesman at…

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13MAY 2017
Astronaut Jose Hernandez

Astronaut Jose Hernandez

B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of the Pacific, 1984. M.S., Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of California-Santa Barbara, 1986. ORGANIZATIONS: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (I), Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES). SPECIAL HONORS: Ph.D. Science, University of the Pacific (honoris causa), 2006. NASA Service…

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11MAY 2017
Astronaut Suit

Astronaut Suit

Being developed for missions in 2015 and beyond, the Z-1 improves mobility for walks on the moon and Mars. Credit: Karl Tate, SPACE.com contributor NASA is designing the prototype Z-1 spacesuit for a range of possible missions after 2015. The Z-1 offers enhanced mobility for space walks on the moon and Mars. A major innovation in the Z-1 is its rear-entry hatch. Instead of being…

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09MAY 2017
God is an Astronaut Albums

God is an Astronaut Albums

God is an Astronaut are a 4 piece who hail from Glen of the Downs, Ireland. Taking their name from a line in Clive Barker’s film ‘Nightbreed’, the band was formed by twin brothers Niels Kinsella and Torsten Kinsella. After recording their first demos, and with numerous labels offering deals (yet looking for the band to add vocals to their music), they instead decided to set up their…

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