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NASA Johnson Style

(YouTube link) It has been 5 days since I posted the last “Gangnam Style” parody, as I promised not to unless it’s awesome, which this one is! Produced by the students of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, the video is full of rocket scientists, astronauts, and astrophysicists doing what they do. The guy in the background at [...]

Japan plans space vessel by 2022

Japan is looking to follow China by launching its own manned space programme within the next decade. To get astronauts in to space there are plans to …

ISS to change orbit to avoid debris

The risk of a space debris impact has prompted Mission Control to propose an orbital change manoeuvre. Currently manned by six astronauts, the Interna…

NASA seeking asteroid for manned mission

A new detector instrument is being planned to locate and track possible destinations for astronauts. NASA’s manned space program includes a plan to se…

Is the Moon toxic to humans ?

Even with spacesuits and other protective equipment the lunar dust could prove lethal to astronauts. A team of researchers investigating the health da…

Elevensanity!

11 image via Shutterstock It’s time to light the lights! On the 11th day of every month, we go a little overboard and post at least 11 ’11 lists’ (like 10 lists, only slightly longer). Jill, Higgins, and Kara have gotten us off to a fast start: 11 Wonderful Libraries in Africa * Wake Like the Astronauts! 11 Memorable [...]

Can life survive in outer space ?

Astronauts have conducted experiments to determine which life forms can survive the vacuum of space. A suitcase-sized experimental apparatus known as …

New findings on astronaut vision loss

An investigation is underway to determine why some astronauts have been experiencing loss of vision. New research in to the mysterious loss of eyesigh…

Launch preps for China’s 4th manned mission

Three astronauts are scheduled to visit the Tiangong 1 laboratory on China’s fourth manned space mission. This mission will also see China’s first fem…

Astronauts in training for asteroid mission

A team of astronauts are being trained for a mission to land on and explore the surface of an asteroid. Visiting an asteroid is part of NASA’s long-te…