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2019

China Recruiting More Astronauts

China will start building its first manned space station in 2019.

Sexier

Boeing Unveils Sexier Spacesuit called ‘Boeing Blue’ for Starliner Passengers

They will also be wearing sporty boots developed in association with Reebok.

China Launches Shenzhou X

Shenzhou 11 Successfully Docks with Tiangong 2 Space Lab [VIDEO]

The manned Shenzhou-11 spacecraft successfully docked with the orbiting Tiangong-2 space lab at 3:31 a.m. Wednesday Beijing Time, the Beijing Aerospace Control Center (BACC) announced according to Xinhua News agency.

China Prepares To Launch Shenzhou-8 Spacecraft

China Rolls Out Rocket for Manned Shenzhou-11, Launch Within a Week: Report

China on Monday discreetly rolled out the Long March 2F rocket, which will be used to send the manned Shenzhou-11 spacecraft into the orbit to dock on the Tiangong-2 space lab, GB Times reported.

Paying the price

Deep Space Radiation is Killing-off Apollo Astronauts; Raises Red Flag for Missions to Mars

Delp found that 43 percent of deceased Apollo astronauts died from a cardiovascular problem.

Tim Peake

UK Royal Mail Honours Astronaut returning Home After 186 Days in Space

The British Royal Mail has issued a limited edition postmark that reads "Welcome Home Tim Peake," in honor of British astronaut Timothy Peak, who was on the European Space Agency's (ESA) Principia Space Mission to the International Space Station (ISS) that took off in December last year from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and landed back on Earth on June 18, 2016.

A unique glimpse of the Earth rising above the moon's lunar surface

Don't Miss NASA's Stunning Photos of Earth Above the Moon

From the white swirls of clouds, the azure sky, ocean radiating sapphire to the nearly liquid lunar surface... Who would dare miss to see NASA's newly released photos of the Earth?

NASA

Do You Have What it Takes to be an Astronaut? NASA is Hiring

To all aspiring astronauts, this might be the chance you have been waiting for: on Tuesday, NASA released an official announcement calling on those qualified to become the next space explorer to throw their hats in the ring.

Pluto

Chinese Space Scientists Express Disappointment Amid New Horizons' Pluto Flyby

Chinese space scientists have expressed their disappointment for the lack of proper funding and support for their endeavors in the wake of NASA's realization of the historic Pluto flyby using the New Horizons spacecraft.

NASA Honors Lost Astronauts Of Shuttle Challenger Through ‘Forever Remembered’ Memorial

NASA Honors Lost Astronauts Of Shuttle Challenger Through ‘Forever Remembered’ Memorial

On June 27, a permanent memorial, "Forever Remembered," was unveiled in the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. NASA and the families of the astronauts who died on missions collaborated on the memorial designed to honor them and to pay tribute to shuttle vehicles Challenger and Columbia. To emphasize the importance of learning from the past, the memorial contains a huge collection of memorabilia and personal items of both flight crews. It also includes recovered hardware from both Challenger and Columbia, never before displayed for the public.

Astronaut

NASA Mission To Aquarius: Astronauts To Train In World’s Undersea Research Station

NASA’s next mission is going to be very exciting as a team of professional astronauts working for the space exploration agency is about to to go underwater to prepare for it.

Spaceflight Taking A Toll On Astronauts; Research Probes Effects Of Space Stress

Spaceflight Taking A Toll On Astronauts; Research Probes Effects Of Space Stress

A recent study aims to give an insight on how stress affects astronauts in space and several Human Research Program probes have been conducted aboard the International Space Station (ISS). During NASA’s 1YM, five Behavioral Health investigations were conducted to further learn and understand the brain’s activity once it is exposed to stress and fatigue in outer space. Since NASA prepares for future missions to asteroids, Mars and other celestial bodies, the space agency deemed it vital to fully understanding these stresses and how space crewmembers respond to them. And through the investigation, researchers hope they can reduce the negative impact that stress can cause to astronauts

Space selfie

Deep Space Travel Can Cause Brain Damage; Threatens Mars Missions

Astronauts could incur brain damage when exposed to cosmic rays during travels to deep space, posing concerns on the upcoming manned Mars missions.

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Gas Leak at International Space Station Causes Evacuation

The International Space Station has suffered a small 'gas leak' according to NASA, forcing U.S. astronauts onto the Russia side of the ISS.

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly (left) and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko

U.S. Astronaut to Spend One Year in Space on the ISS

NASA will conduct a battery of tests to observe how long periods of space travel affect the human body.

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