How astronauts deal with the boring parts of being in space

How astronauts deal with the boring parts of being in space

June 25, 2021 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

Mundane tasks suddenly become extremely complex in space. I spoke with former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin, who flew two missions to space, to learn about how astronauts handle the day-to-day. Here are a few of the highlights. When it comes to everyday, mundane tasks you needed to relearn to do in space, what are some…

Astronauts just named SpaceX’s newest spaceship ‘Resilience’ ahead of a major launch

Astronauts just named SpaceX’s newest spaceship ‘Resilience’ ahead of a major launch

September 29, 2020 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

Summary List Placement SpaceX and NASA are moving forward with their partnership, gearing up to regularly ferry astronauts to and from orbit in a new era of commercial human spaceflight. Four astronauts — NASA’s Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi  — are set to climb aboard…

Will astronauts ever visit gas giants like Jupiter?

Will astronauts ever visit gas giants like Jupiter?

September 7, 2020 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

Every week, the readers of our space newsletter, The Airlock, send in their questions for space reporter Neel V. Patel to answer. This week: Can we go to Jupiter? Once we move past the asteroid belt, is it realistic to assume there is a chance humans could ever explore any of the gas giants, like Jupiter, really close…

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Will astronauts ever visit gas giants like Jupiter?

August 8, 2020 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

Every week, the readers of our space newsletter, The Airlock, send in their questions for space reporter Neel V. Patel to answer. This week: Can we go to Jupiter? Once we move past the asteroid belt, is it realistic to assume there is a chance humans could ever explore any of the gas giants, like Jupiter, really close…