We’re all looking forward to interstellar travel and colonizing Mars, but first, we’ve got a lot to learn about how the human body responds to the cold dark void of outer space. Scott Kelly’s stint on the ISS, which ends tomorrow, is helping us answer some critical questions—including what weightlessness does to our…
Before you can send an astronaut to space, you need to be certain you won’t destroy fragile human bodies during a harsh launch and reentry. To do this, astronauts get custom-molded seats tailor-made for their bodies.
The US has a plan for Americans to live in space. In 2012, the National Research Council was commissioned by Congress to roadmap the future of human space exploration. Last June, the team published its findings in a massive report, which called for several action steps to be taken immediately. One year later, are we…
NASA wants your ideas about how the United States can build a sustainable human spaceflight program. That's right — the space agency wants to hear from you! Today!
Space Shuttle astronaut Mike Massimino has penned a riveting article for Esquire magazine recounting his harrowing attempt to repair the Hubble Space Telescope back in 2009. His account is downright horrifying — the stuff of spacewalk nightmares.
The Committee on Human Spaceflight, part of the U.S. National Academies of Science, is seeking your opinion on the future of human spaceflight. Make your voice heard! Deadline to submit is July 9.
Earlier this month, a NASA researcher mentioned the "Hundred Year Starship," a plan to develop research and technology for one-way human space missions. But since then, all parties have been surprisingly mum on the subject. Why all the secrecy?