News tagged with astronauts

Earth through different eyes

In the 1960s, photographs of Earth taken by the first astronauts captured the imaginations of people across the world. The pictures not only became icons for space exploration, but also the fragility of our planet. But astronauts ...

dateSep 21, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Diet tracker in space

Whether you are on a diet or just want to be healthier, you might be one of those millions of people around the planet who use a mobile app to track everything you eat. The trend has arrived in space: European astronauts ...

dateSep 15, 2017 in Space Exploration
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ESA and Chinese astronauts train together

ESA astronauts Samantha Cristoforetti and Matthias Maurer joined 16 Chinese astronauts earlier this month for nine days of sea survival training off China's coastal city of Yantai. The ultimate goal is for ESA to establish ...

dateAug 25, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Can astronauts see stars from the space station?

I've often been asked the question, "Can the astronauts on the Space Station see the stars?" Astronaut Jack Fischer provides an unequivocal answer of "yes!" with a recent post on Twitter of a timelapse he took from the ISS. ...

dateAug 18, 2017 in Astronomy
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