News tagged with astronauts

Suit up for Skinsuit

The Space Medicine Office of ESA's European Astronaut Centre is managing a project that could help astronauts overcome back problems in space, simply by wearing a high-tech tight-fitting 'skinsuit'.

dateJan 13, 2014 in Space Exploration
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An astronaut's rhythm

Anyone who has flown long distances will be familiar with the jetlag that comes with travelling across time zones. Our body clocks need time to adjust to different daylight times as high-fliers and frequent ...

dateJan 07, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Enough lying about

ESA's volunteers recently finished their third and last session lying in bed in the interest of spaceflight and science. They can return to their normal lives after spending their last 21 days in bed with ...

dateOct 23, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Astronauts exploring the depths

Usually, ESA sends astronauts to outer space, but last week six astronauts from around the world spent six days underground to get a taste of working together in extreme conditions.

dateOct 07, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Seatest underwater adventure

ESA astronauts Andreas Mogensen and Thomas Pesquet returned from Florida last week after taking part in Seatest – NASA's underwater testbed for working in space.

dateOct 01, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Underwater astronaut on the Moon

ESA astronaut Jean-François Clervoy and ESA astronaut instructor Hervé Stevenin slipped into the roles of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin last week for an underwater simulation of the historic mission to ...

dateSep 12, 2013 in Space Exploration
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