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# astronauts - Friday 18 October, 2019

Nasa astronauts make history as they begin first ever all-female spacewalk

There have been 227 spacewalkers since the first spacewalk in 1965 and all of them have included a male.

# astronauts - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

SpaceX vows manned flight to space station is on schedule

On 3 August the agency named the first nine astronauts who will fly to space on Boeing and SpaceX vehicles in 2019.

# astronauts - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Chinese students are living in a cabin for 200 days to simulate living on the moon

Lunar Palace simulates a long-term space mission to the moon.

# astronauts - Sunday 6 March, 2016

Very strange things happen to your body if you spend a year in space

You’ll get taller, but your vision might suffer.

# astronauts - Friday 15 January, 2016

Today's first ever spacewalk by a British astronaut was cut short

“I guess nothing can fully prepare for the feeling of being outside of a spacecraft in the vacuum of space.”

# astronauts - Thursday 16 July, 2015

Astronauts had to hide from space junk that threatened to hit the ISS

It was a bit of an emergency situation.

# astronauts - Sunday 28 June, 2015

What's under the icy seas of Europa? NASA plans to find out

The hope is that a new prototype will be able to explore distant planets with potential habitable oceans.

# astronauts - Saturday 27 June, 2015

If we're going to Mars, where are we going to land, live and work on the red planet?

NASA said it’s aiming to send people to Mars in 2030.

# astronauts - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

WATCH LIVE: Astronauts perform seven hour spacewalk on ISS In A Vacuum This post contains videos

WATCH LIVE: Astronauts perform seven hour spacewalk on ISS

It might make you think your own job is a bit underwhelming…

# astronauts - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

These 7 days are historically the deadliest in NASA history Space Exploration This post contains images

These 7 days are historically the deadliest in NASA history

On this day in 1986, the shuttle Challenger exploded just 73 seconds after launch.

# astronauts - Friday 14 November, 2014

'Get your ass to Mars': Buzz Aldrin wants humans to permanently occupy Mars

The second man to land on the Moon said those that travel to Mars shouldn’t envisage that they will ever return to Earth.

# astronauts - Saturday 8 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge Astronauts put a GoPro in a water bubble, just because they can Float On

Astronauts put a GoPro in a water bubble, just because they can

The resulting video is very cool. Space is CRAZY, yo.

# astronauts - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Here's why you really should be following the International Space Station online

One small click of a mouse. One giant leap…

# astronauts - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Boeing and SpaceX to build new spacecraft for ISS astronauts

SpaceX is headed by PayPal co-founder Elon Musk.

# astronauts - Friday 8 August, 2014

Sleep deprivation is a pervasive problem for astronauts in space

An astronaut during spaceflight gets just under six hours sleep on shuttle missions.

# astronauts - Sunday 22 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge This Durex advert for 'female orgasm enhancer' is absolutely excellent What A Scream

# astronauts - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Astronauts' hearts grow rounder in space, finds study

Astronauts’ hearts also got weaker because the heart doesn’t work as hard in space, say researchers.

# astronauts - Sunday 2 February, 2014

So, what are the chances we'll see an Irishman (or anybody) head to Mars?

The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one, as the famous song goes*. But how about the other direction?

# astronauts - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Next phase: Mars mission hopeful Dr Joseph Roche begins medical testing

The Dublin-based scientist is one of the candidates selected for the ‘Mars One’ mission, which aims to land humans on the planet by 2025.

# astronauts - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Key steps as Asian countries speed up in space race

China had another first this month with its moon rover – but its neighbours are not far behind.

# astronauts - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Spacewalking astronauts make speedy station repairs

The lads might get Christmas day off now.

# astronauts - Monday 17 June, 2013

These people are NASA's eight new astronauts

The astronauts will earn between $64,000 and $141,000 per year, and will be part of the team that lays the groundwork for NASA missions.

# astronauts - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Russian spaceship runs into trouble on way to International Space Station

The vessel may be unable to properly dock with the ISS after its navigation antenna failed to properly deploy.

# astronauts - Monday 4 March, 2013

From The42 Snapshot: There are 2 astronauts at Villa Park proclaiming their love for Christian Benteke Astronauts

# astronauts - Saturday 3 November, 2012

Watch the skies: It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... the Space Station

NASA has launched a new service that emails people when the International Space Station is visible in the skies over where they live.

# astronauts - Monday 8 October, 2012

SpaceX rocket on a mission to the ISS - with ice cream included

The commercial cargo ship is bringing 1,000 science experiments and gear to the inhabitants of the ISS – as well as a freezer of chocolate-vanilla swirl ice cream.

# astronauts - Friday 7 September, 2012

International Space Station saved by toothbrush

The crew managed to fix a serious power problem with the makeshift tool on Wednesday after a six and a half hour space walk.

# astronauts - Sunday 2 September, 2012

Life in space - through the astronauts' eyes Space This post contains images

Life in space - through the astronauts' eyes

What was life like on an early NASA space mission? We look at archive photos taken by the crew themselves to find out.

# astronauts - Monday 13 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge What do astronauts do in their time off? Down Time This post contains videos

What do astronauts do in their time off?

Play with yo-yos, of course.

# astronauts - Sunday 24 June, 2012

Chinese astronauts make first successful docking with space lab

The docking was a significant moment for China, which is aiming to build a space station by 2020.

# astronauts - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

From The Daily Edge Long missions in space may damage eyesight Space Travel

Long missions in space may damage eyesight

Prolonged periods of space travel might damage astronauts eyesight according to new research. NASA say they are not unduly worried.

# astronauts - Saturday 7 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge Want to live out that childhood dream of being an astronaut? Job Fairy This post contains videos

# astronauts - Sunday 10 July, 2011

From The Daily Edge Watch live: Space shuttle Atlantis docks at International Space Station Space Shuttle This post contains videos

Watch live: Space shuttle Atlantis docks at International Space Station

The last ever shuttle mission arrives at the space station today. Watch the historic event live.

# astronauts - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

ISS astronauts land safely after five months in space

Three astronauts have safely returned to Earth after spending 157 days aboard the International Space Station.

# astronauts - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Fly me to the moon: Virgin Galactic on hunt for pilot-astronauts

‘Spaceline’ launches search for pilots to lead its commercial space trips – “prior spaceflight experience is an advantage”.

Celebrations mark 50th anniversary of man's first journey into space

Celebrations are taking place to mark the 50th anniversary of the first man to travel into space – Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin – in 1961.

# astronauts - Monday 7 March, 2011

Space shuttle Discovery makes final voyage home

After more than three decades of service, NASA’s space shuttle Discovery is completing its final mission.