News tagged with astronauts

How does exercise work in zero-G?

Here's the thing about going to the International Space Station: No one can predict what you'll need to do during your six-month stay there. Maybe something breaks and you need to go "outside" to fix it, ...

dateMay 29, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Ham video premiers on space station

Astronauts on the International Space Station can now talk with people on Earth with video using simple transmitters. 'Ham TV' has been set up in ESA's Columbus laboratory and already used for talking with ...

dateMay 06, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Astronaut to give university speech from space

University of Connecticut alumnus Rick Mastracchio would have liked to deliver this year's graduation address to the school of engineering in person. But he'll be out of town on May 10—orbiting the globe on the International ...

dateMay 01, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Astronaut salary

Talk about a high-flying career! Being a government astronaut means you have the chance to go into space and take part in some neat projects—such as going on spacewalks, moving robotic arms and doing science ...

dateApr 17, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Russia launches cargo ship to ISS

Russia successfully launched an unmanned cargo ship to the International Space Station on Wednesday evening after a spaceship carrying three astronauts experienced a technical glitch last month.

dateApr 09, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Emergency eye wash in freefall

We all know what to do if something harmful splashes into our eyes: wash with lots of water. As with many things in space, however, a simple operation on Earth can become quite complicated when floating around ...

dateApr 09, 2014 in Space Exploration
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ESA image: Team spirit

Spaceflight is all about teamwork. From the five space agencies that build and maintain the International Space Station to the mission control centres on Earth and the European, Japanese, American and Russian ...

dateFeb 12, 2014 in Space Exploration
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