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Why astronauts are banned from getting drunk in space

From wine being sipped on the moon to whisky on a space station, space travel has had a long and complex relationship with alcohol.<p>Travelling thousands of miles above the Earth, into the great inky unknown, is hard work. It’s stressful and scary. So why shouldn’t astronauts treat themselves to an …

Alcohol

John Glenn became a new American hero 55 years ago today

<b>From the Miami Herald archive: John Glenn became the first American to orbit the earth on Feb. 20, 1962. The astronaut went on to become a U.S.</b> …

Space

The evolution of the NASA spacesuit, from Mercury to Starliner

A look back at the suits that keep brave space explorers alive in challenging circumstances and how they've changed from mission to mission.<p><b>NBC MACH:</b> <b>Continue Reading</b>

Space

A Look Inside SpaceX's Crewed Dragon Spacecraft

Space Travel

Hidden Figures: How Nasa hired its first black women 'computers'

<b>The Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures tells the story of African-American women whose maths skills helped put a US astronaut into orbit in the 1960s. But the history of black women working for Nasa goes back much further - and they were still struggling to get the best jobs in the 1970s.</b><p>In 1943, …

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'Hidden Figures' and the true NASA stories behind the movie

NASA's chief historian explains the real events that inspired the inspirational Oscar-nominated film.<p>The women who helped pioneer space travel have rocketed into the public eye thanks to the acclaimed movie "Hidden Figures". We spoke to NASA's chief historian to learn more about the remarkable true …

Space

GOP Plots To Clip NASA Wings As It Tweets Climate Change Updates

Budget to be "rebalanced" to restrict agency to space.<p>NASA continues to steadfastly tweet urgent climate change information despite a critical president and GOP efforts to force the agency to stick to space and forget the Earth.<p>The Trump administration aims to largely restrict NASA to focus on its …

Climate Change

Astronauts aboard International Space Station harvest first batch of Chinese cabbage

This is the fifth crop to be produced aboard the structure.<p>Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have harvested a batch of Chinese …

Space

Lego Has a New Space Shuttle and It Looks Awesome

NEW YORK — Lego has a new space shuttle set for 2017 and it promises to be one any space fan can enjoy.<p>We got a close-up first look at the new Lego …

Lego

2 Kentucky students send biology experiment into space

An experiment developed by two Kentucky students has been sent into space.<p>The Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/2mc4mn8 ) reports Will Casto and …

Biology

Scientists Are Sending a Lethal Pathogen to the Space Station This Weekend

On Saturday, February 18th, a SpaceX Dragon capsule will shuttle a superbug into space that kills more Americans each year than emphysema, HIV/AIDS, …

Space

NASA Developing Contingency Plan for Commercial Crew Delays

ORLANDO, Fla. — NASA plans to complete by the middle of March a contingency plan for ensuring access to the International Space Stationshould its two …

Science

This Is the First Privately Commissioned 3D-Printed Object Made in Space

Like many new technologies being applied to this New Space Age, 3D printing has the potential to transform our future in ways we can't yet …

3D Printing

'Hidden Figures' screenwriter Allison Schroeder came to movie following NASA-centric family history

Schroeder's grandfather and grandmother worked at NASA, while Schroeder herself, growing up near Cape Canaveral, remembers seeing launches at …

Black History

NASA Astronauts Take Water Survival Training With U.S. Air Force

Four NASA astronauts sit in with a class of survival school students being briefed on life raft procedures Feb. 10, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force …

Armed Forces

Social media spaces out for NASA and 'Star Wars'

Social Cues: Also trending on Twitter is a Florida man's alleged plot to blow up Target stores to cash in on cheap stock.<p>It's an out-of-this-world kind of Friday.<p>Social media has spend the morning focused on NASA's all-day live events leading up to a milestone launch for SpaceX on Saturday. There …

Congressional Black Caucus

Throw yourself into the VR void 250 miles above Earth with the ISS spacewalk app

Now you can visit the International Space Station without a space suit thanks to Rewind's space experience<p>Even in virtual reality, floating 402 kilometres above Earth is terrifying. Home, a 15-minute experience created by London-based production studio Rewind, is the closest most of us will get to …

Virtual Reality

Why NASA is sending a superbug to the space station

<b>(CNN) —</b> An antibiotic-resistant superbug will be launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Sunday from the same Kennedy Space Center launch complex where the first manned mission to the moon lifted off and then the bug will be studied by astronauts on the International Space Station.<p>Before you start to …

Space

Meet The Designer Of NASA's Next Generation Space Diaper

Thatcher Cardon, a physician and in-flight surgeon for the U.S. Air Force, is the winner of NASA's Space Poop design competition.<p>Space suits are notoriously heavy, cumbersome, and uncomfortable. To make matters worse, many upcoming manned space missions will force astronauts to stay in these suits …

Design

NASA's New Solutions for Problems 1 and 2 - D-brief

By Amy Klinkhammer | February 16, 2017 4:02 pm<p>Astronaut Ron Garan has no time to come back in for a bathroom break during a spacewalk in 2011.</i> …

Science

Vintage NASA Pictures Get New Life in Vibrant Color

An Irish photographer is colorizing photos from the space race to show how the past really looked.<p>NASASOURCE: Matt Loughrey<p>In 2015, NASA released a trove of nostalgic photographs documenting the American-Soviet space race of the 20th century: beaming astronauts preparing for their missions, tense …

Photography

NASA studying farming in space to support trips to Mars

Astronaut Shane Kimbrough tends the Veggie experiment onboard the International Space Station. Photo Credit: NASA<p>KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — …

Space

NASA Finalizes The Design For Their New Z-2 Spacesuit - Creators

Images via NASA<p>The Anthropometry and Biomechanics facility at NASA has revealed details on their newest design, a space suit fit for a trip to Mars. In an open vote, the public was given three choices to choose from; Biomimicry suit, inspired by deep ocean creatures, Trends In Society, reflective …

Space

Columbia space shuttle accident was human error of judgment: G Madhavan Nair

<b>New Delhi:</b> The fatal accident involving space shuttle Columbia, carrying seven crew members, including India-born Nasa astronaut Kalpana Chawla, was …

Space

NASA's Picked a Winner for Their 'Space Poop' Disposal Competition

What a time to be alive.<p>Astronauts have a problem: a bathroom problem. Bulky spacesuits force them to either hold their urine and feces, possibly for …

Science

NASA Funds 2 New Research Institutes to Help Humanity Explore Deep Space

NASA will spend up to $30 million over the next five years to set up and support two new institutes dedicated to helping humanity extend its …

Science

Moon is star of congressional hearing on NASA's future

WASHINGTON — The Oklahoma lawmaker considered the front-runner to be NASA’s next administrator wants the U.S. to re-establish its dominance on and around the moon.<p>“We all want to get to Mars in 2033 (but the moon) is critically important to the geo-political position of the United States of …

Space

The Phantom Torso Experiment Protected Future Astronauts In The Creepiest Way Possible

For six months in 2001, astronauts aboard the International Space Station had one very creepy roommate. A male dummy with no arms and no legs sat in …

Space

SDSU grad named to U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame

Ellen Ochoa, a San Diego State University graduate who became the first Hispanic woman to travel in space and who rose to her current position as …

Space

President Trump and Congress Might Want to Send Americans to the Moon

On Saturday afternoon inside a hangar at the Melbourne International Airport in Florida, President Trump will hold a campaign-style rally for …

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