Space hotel taking bookings for 2012 opening
Scientists emerge from isolated dome on Hawaii volcano slope (Update)
Six scientists who were living under a dome on the slopes of a dormant Hawaii volcano for eight months to simulate life on Mars have emerged from isolation.
NASA rigs up snorkel in spacesuit after risky water leak
Snorkels in space? NASA dreamed up the idea as a quick fix to a dangerous spacesuit problem so astronauts can step out to repair an equipment breakdown at the International Space Station.
Reports from "Humans 2 Mars Summit" suggest dust may prevent human settlement of Mars
Experiment volunteers 'walk on Mars' (Images)
Two volunteers cut off from the rest world for eight months stepped out on a mock-up of Mars on Monday, reaching the dramatic half-way point of their experimental "voyage" to the Red Planet.
Discovered after 40 years: Moon dust hazard influenced by Sun's elevation
In the 1960s and 1970s, the Apollo Moon Program struggled with a minuscule, yet formidable enemy: sticky lunar dust. Four decades later, a new study reveals that forces compelling lunar dust to cling to surfaces ...
The first space walk happened 50 years ago, and nearly ended in disaster
It is 50 years since humans first encountered space – not Sputnik's first orbit, nor Yuri Gagarin's first spaceflight – but the first time a crew member stepped out from their spacecraft's relative protection and immersed themselves in the cold, hostile emptiness of the vacuum. ...
Why can't we design the perfect spacesuit?
So far, every spacesuit humans have utilized has been designed with a specific mission and purpose in mind. As of yet, there's been no universal or "perfect" spacesuit that would fit every need. For example, ...
Space suit leak happened before, NASA admits
A US-made space suit that leaked water into a helmet and threatened to drown a European astronaut had malfunctioned before, NASA admitted on Wednesday.
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 ...
Mars food study researchers emerge from dome (Update 3)
Six researchers have spent the past four months living in a small dome on a barren Hawaii lava field at 8,000 feet (2,400 meters), trying to figure out what foods astronauts might eat on Mars and during deep-space ...
Space art eyes creativity in tech at Smithsonian
(AP)—The familiar exteriors of astronauts' space suits often hide all of the ingenuity and mechanics that are built inside and were first imagined as "wearable spacecraft."
Austrian daredevil eyes new space jump at weekend
An Austrian daredevil hopes to make a new record-breaking attempt to jump from the edge of space Sunday, after his initial launch bid was aborted due to gusting winds, organizers said.
Austrian eyes record jump from edge of space in US
An Austrian daredevil is hoping to make an unprecedented leap from the edge of space Tuesday, setting records as he breaks the speed of sound in freefall in the skies above the US state of New Mexico.