News with "Astronauts" as a topic

Bed Rest in the name of science? Do you really want to sign up?

On a recent trip to the University of Texas in Galveston, I visited a laboratory focused on studying the effects of spaceflight on humans. This laboratory, which looks like a typical hospital floor with beds and nurses stations is at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB).  Most of us who have followed the space program, and even those who ...


 

"I'm thankful to all those who said NO to me. It's because of them I did it myself". Albert Einstein said that, and likely you understand this quote like I do. Life can be rewarding, but like most things you get out what you put in. The legislative session has started. Our legislators must hear lots of NOs all day long during the session. Each legislator struggles individually and eventually they must come together and ...


Landing on Mars and winning at the Olympics, there is nothing easy about either. On Sunday, August 5th, starting around 11pm our time, you can watch the coverage of the landing of the Mars Science Laboratory at NASA.gov. Think about it. A laboratory the size of an SUV, will descend from the Curiosity Lander, deploy its wheels and land at the base of a mountain in a crater on Mars. Then, it will transform itself ...