News tagged with human explorers

An orange a day keeps scurvy away

Centuries ago, ships often sailed with crews numbering in the hundreds returning with tens. Cause of death: Scurvy - a severe depletion of Vitamin C. Today's explorers cross miles of space with no hope of finding an island ...

dateAug 03, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Image: Launch of first crewed Gemini flight

In a span of 20 months from March 1965 to November 1966, NASA developed, tested and flew transformative capabilities and cutting-edge technologies in the Gemini program that paved the way for not only Apollo, but the achievements ...

dateMar 24, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Funding challenges for Orion and SLS

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is the audit, evaluation, and investigative arm of Congress, which exists to support Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities and to help improve the performance and ...

dateDec 22, 2014 in Space Exploration
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