Articles about Astronauts
25 Aug 2019
First crime committed in space between two women; probe on
As if there weren't enough crimes on Earth already, humans have now taken their nefarious activities to space.
09 Aug 2019
NASA's first fruit grown in space to 'spice-up' astronauts' menu
In a major leap for science, researchers at NASA are planning on sending a version of chile peppers in space to be grown and harvested at the International Space Station.
30 Jul 2019
Five recent achievements of ISRO that make us proud
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is one of the largest and most successful space agencies in the world.
26 Jun 2019
Elon Musk reveals plans to drink coffee on Mars
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Monday pulled off the "toughest launch ever" of the company's Falcon Heavy rocket, but that's not what we are here to talk about.
01 Feb 2019
Celebrating Kalpana Chawla, 16 years after her death
Seven astronauts were killed today 16 years ago, after their space shuttle disintegrated on entering the Earth's atmosphere, 16 minutes away from landing. Kalpana Chawla, the first woman of Indian-origin to space-travel, was one of them.
11 Jan 2019
ISRO to send astronauts, including women, to space by 2021
On Friday, ISRO chief K Sivan said that the space agency had set a target of sending Indian astronauts, including women, to space by December 2021, as part of its ambitious human spaceflight project, the Gaganyaan mission.
03 Jan 2019
This astronaut mistakenly called 911 from space: Here's what happened
Pocket-dialling or butt-dialling, whatever you call it, is a pretty common phenomenon that most of us have experienced.
25 Dec 2018
Watch: Astronaut struggles to walk after spending 197-days in space
Haven't we all dreamed of life in space and don't we love enacting floating astronauts taking extremely big leaps?
12 Dec 2018
Body parts could be 3D printed to heal injured astronauts
Humankind is spending more and more time in space, and these long-drawn space missions are only slated to get longer, with mega missions coming up.
20 Aug 2018
India to get its own astronauts' training facility, soon
Five days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced about India's space mission, ISRO has confirmed that an astronauts' training facility will soon come up in Bengaluru.
14 Aug 2018
Astronaut's superfood will now be created by Mumbai's TB-hospital
Even as Mumbai battles tuberculosis, with over 50,000 new cases reported in 3 years, the Sewri tuberculosis hospital is mulling cultivating spirulina in its premises.
05 Jul 2018
ISRO successfully carries out flight test for Crew Escape System
Indian Space Research Organization today successfully carried out a flight-test for a newly-designed Crew Escape System.
01 May 2018
American hero Kalpana Chawla continues to inspire millions: President Trump
US President Donald Trump has hailed Indian-origin Kalpana Chawla as an American hero for devoting her life to Space Shuttle program and its various missions transporting cargo and crew to and from International Space Station.
23 Apr 2018
Experience how to be an astronaut with this app
Finnish space start-up Space Nation, in collaboration with US space agency NASA, has released a mobile app called Space Nation Navigator.
27 Feb 2018
A Spacesuit that helps to keep astronauts happy
Scientists are developing 'happy space suits' that can monitor symptoms of depression in astronauts, and provide real time feedback to improve the atmosphere of the spacecraft as well as boost the occupants' mood.
26 Feb 2018
ISRO to build lunar habitats for astronauts on moon
With the potential to become India's biggest science program, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has started working on a project that aims at building igloos or "lunar habitats" on the moon.
01 Feb 2018
Celebrating Kalpana Chawla, 15 years after her death
Seven astronauts were killed today 15 years ago, after their space shuttle disintegrated on entering the Earth's atmosphere, 16 minutes away from landing. Kalpana Chawla, the first woman of Indian-origin to space-travel, was one of them.
19 Jan 2018
When NASA engineers thought women astronauts needed makeup in space
When women joined NASA astronaut corps in 1978, male engineers designed them a thoughtful gift: a makeup kit. They figured females couldn't do without it, even in space.
31 Dec 2017
These astronauts will celebrate New Year 16 times in space!
Six astronauts will get to celebrate the New Year's Day 16 times aboard the International Space Station (ISS), at 402.3km above Earth, encircling our planet every 90 minutes, according to NASA.
25 Dec 2017
Bruce McCandless, first astronaut to fly untethered in space, dies
Bruce McCandless, the NASA astronaut who became the first person to float untethered in outer-space died at 80.
03 Sep 2017
Record-breaking NASA astronaut and crew back home
After logging 196 kilometers in space and 4,623 orbits of Earth, 57-year old NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson returned to Earth with her crewmates.
15 Aug 2017
SpaceX sends icecream to astronauts, humanity is doing it right
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which was launched on Monday, had a very unlikely cargo. Along with 6,400 pounds of cargo, live mice and science experiments, one sweet treat for the six International Space Station astronauts is also there.
12 Jul 2017
'Astronauts in Mars may face fungal infection risk'
A recent study by NASA has discovered a "surprising" setback to the colonization of Mars.
28 Apr 2017
NASA spacesuits are outdated and pose severe risk, says report
NASA is spending nearly $200 million on new spacesuits but by the time they arrive it might be too late.