Learn about astronauts and their space missions
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Discover the names of the brave men and women currently living and working aboard the two space stations currently in orbit around the planet.
Why do we use two different words for people doing essentially the same job?
Even people who go into space on a high-tech spacecraft after years of preparation need to go to the bathroom! Let’s find out how they do it!
Spacesuits are complex, human-sized spacecraft capable of providing protection in the harsh conditions of space. How much do they cost?
Enjoying a meal in space is a very different experience than on earth. Find out what kind of food astronauts eat during their space mission.
Scientists have long known that radiation levels are higher in space than what we experience on the Earth’s surface.
Ever since the first moon landing, many people have been wondering about the absence of stars on images taken by astronauts on the moon.
The end of 2021 witnessed the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope. As we roll into 2022, here are 6 exciting missions to keep an eye out for.
You could see the station a few times within a few hours, granted you are on the night side of the planet and you know where to look.
Over the last few decades, only a few people have had the chance to go into space. Here are some facts about astronauts that may amaze you!
Let’s take a look at how long it takes to travel to the Internal Space Station from Earth, as well as all of the intricacies involved in such a difficult journey.
Astronauts may spend quite a long time working on the ISS. So, it’s important that astronauts communicate with their families regularly.
Astronauts are strictly forbidden from smoking on board the Space Shuttle or ISS, and there are several reasons for this.
In recent years, NASA has used social media platforms to keep the public informed about the progress of its missions.
There are three main reasons why astronauts may have difficulty walking on land after spending so much time in a microgravity environment.
The length of an astronaut’s space mission is usually decided by the space agency that they work for.
If you are an avid follower of space exploration, you have likely seen the different types of astronaut suits that are worn by astronauts during their missions.
This interactive map shows the location of every successful moon landing so far. By clicking the hotspots, you’ll access some information about the mission.
In this article, we will count how many flags are currently on the Moon, and how many countries managed to plant their flag on the lunar soil.
How long does it take to travel this far, and what are the factors that can influence the duration of this journey?
Moon exploration has come a long way since Russia’s first lunar probe reached the Moon…
There are two active space stations orbiting around the Earth: the International Space Station (ISS) and China’s Tiagong Space Station (TSS).
You may have seen the ISS as a tiny point of light in the night sky, but in reality, the infamous space station is much bigger than you may think.
The requirements to become an astronaut are extremely rigorous. Does their salary match the difficulty of their profession?
There are many factors that can affect the duration of a journey to Mars, including the trajectory of the spacecraft, the speed of the spacecraft, and the position of Mars in its orbit around the Sun.
With new advancements in spaceflight technology, the costs of space travel are decreasing, making the dream of spaceflight a little closer for us all.
Let’s go over the process of re-entry including the concerns and technological requirements of spacecraft along with the experiences of astronauts.
Let’s talk about the people who have paved the way to the moon and made space exploration possible.
How do astronauts establish and maintain a clean, healthy environment? What do they do if someone gets sick? Let’s explore cleanliness and health in space.
Meet the world’s only spacecraft cemetery: Point Nemo, a unique and remote underwater graveyard for retired satellites and space debris.
In this article, we look at what really happens if you take your helmet off in space. Are space movies right or wrong about this? Spoiler alert: nothing good happens…!