On Friday, 51-year-old astronaut Scott Kelly, who has flown three previous space missions, will return to the International Space Station, where he will remain for a year. A whole year.
European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst used his 166 days aboard the International Space Station to build an enormous high-resolution time lapse sequence featuring more than 12,000 photos of the planet, the atmosphere and the systems on the station. As … Continue reading
According to the longest sleep study ever conducted in space, astronauts’ use of sleeping pills, like ambien, is extremely high. The decade-long study also revealed space-farers are chronically sleep deficient while in orbit, and during the period leading up to blastoff. The study was published in the August issue of The Lancet Neurology. Continue reading
NASA announced Wednesday that it is halting almost all of its activities and contact with Russia. Continue reading