PARIS: NASA’s Apollo astronauts, the only humans to have travelled beyond Earth’s protective magnetosphere, die disproportionately of heart and blood vessel diseases, researchers said Thursday, blaming radiation.
MOSCOW: A three-man crew, including British astronaut Tim Peake, landed in the Kazakh steppe on Saturday after completing a six-month mission at the International Space Station (ISS).
SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg took the leading social network on a new journey Wednesday, with a live-streamed chat with astronauts on the International Space Station.
WASHINGTON: NASA on Saturday successfully expanded and pressurized an add-on room at the International Space Station two days after aborting the first attempt when it ran into problems.
BEIJING: China wants to put astronauts on the moon by 2036, the latest goal in an ambitious lunar exploration program.
CAPE CANAVERAL: A pair of U.S. astronauts floated outside the International Space Station on Saturday to begin rigging parking spots for two commercial space taxis.
PARIS: Engineers were preparing for the launch Wednesday of a “space plane” that Europe hopes will help it master a key phase in orbital flight — the ability to return to Earth.
WASHNGTON: Boeing Co has completed a key review of its design for a new commercial venture to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, making it the only one of four rival bidders to finish the NASA work on time, company officials said on Thursday.