John Glenn would have turned 100 on July 18, 2021. Today’s space program is a giant leap more inclusive than when he made his pioneering orbit of the Earth in 1962.
NASA hasn’t updated its spacesuits since 1974, when only men were eligible to be astronauts. But when it heads to the Moon in the coming years, its new spacesuits should come in women’s sizes too.
China’s space programme is going from strength to strength.
Several current programs aim at sending humans back to the Moon. What would be the purpose, and what are the real prospects?
The first space tourist left Earth 20 years ago aboard a Russian rocket. Now, private companies are on the cusp of offering trips off Earth for those who can pay.
Exercise is important for astronauts to prevent weak muscles.
High levels of cognitive performance and effective teamwork are crucial to long-duration space missions.
Going to the bathroom is much more complicated in space without any gravity. To solve this problem of tricky orbital potty breaks, NASA builds special toilets that work without gravity.
Science fiction has often had an inspirational and positive relationship with space endeavors. But the new US Space Force is struggling with a pop culture public relations problem.
Many of people may have dreamed of becoming an astronaut since childhood, but do you have what it takes?
The strange journey of Ham the chimpanzee from a rainforest in Cameroon to the edge of space.
Artificial intelligence can help us venture further in space.
We can look to astronauts’ experiences for tips to improve our own situation during lockdown.
Gray mouse lemurs are more closely related to humans than mice. They also have the ability to hibernate, and researchers are hoping to learn how to transfer that ability to humans.
Space agencies are seeking new ways to be prepared for a surgical emergency on a mission to Mars.
Poor desk posture is pretty similar to the posture astronauts naturally adopt during spaceflight.
How do people in a special airplane flight get to float like there is no gravity – just like astronauts? An aerospace engineer explains.
Empathy and scientific knowledge will be key for astronauts looking to travel to Mars.
The distance between the ISS and Earth is the same as about 3,850 football fields. To bring the station down, rockets will lower it a bit, and then gravity will send it crashing the rest of the way.
To intercept the ISS, the capsule must match the station’s speed, altitude and inclination.