Posts tagged with ‘astronauts

Soccer in space looks pretty amazing. Instead of Qatar, we should hold the next World Cup in space.

United States astronauts Reid Wiseman, Steve Swanson and German astronaut Alexander Gerst show off their ‘futbol’ moves in microgravity.

Coolest astronaut mom ever makes a stuffed dinosaur toy for her son while in space

Your mom may be cool and all, but she’s not ISS astronaut cool. She’s certainly not “make you a stuffed dinosaur toy in space” cool like Karen Nyberg, who made the above dino toy for her son while floating around in near zero g.

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Website of the day: Distractions in Space
Distractions in Space has a good collection of transcripts of conversations between astronauts and ground control from various Apollo missions, including this one about a turd floating through the cabin during Apollo 10.
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Website of the day: Distractions in Space

Distractions in Space has a good collection of transcripts of conversations between astronauts and ground control from various Apollo missions, including this one about a turd floating through the cabin during Apollo 10.

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield shows how to brush your teeth IN SPAAAAAAAAACE

In space, no one can hear you gargle.

If you were hoping to be the first one day to record “Danny Boy” in space, astronaut Chris Hadfield has you beat

Continuing his streak of being one of the most awesome astronauts ever, Canucknaut Chris Hadfield recorded “Danny Boy” on acoustic guitar from the ISS, just for St. Patrick’s Day. Audio is below.

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TED animation of the day: Gerald Carr talks about life as a NASA astronaut

Gerald P. Carr talks about his life as a NASA astronaut, including his time commanding Skylab in the 70s.

NASA exoskeleton will help astronauts work out in space

Getting enough exercise in space, without the benefit of gravitational resistance, is absolutely necessary to prevent muscles from atrophying and bones from becoming weak. Astronauts go through length workout routines to keep their muscles going and their heart healthy, but in the future, they might not rely as much on things like treadmills as much as a special exoskeleton designed for exercise.

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Astronauts fix the International Space Station with a toothbrush

When NASA’s Sunita Williams and Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide couldn’t seem to get a bolt attached to the outside of the space station, ground crews came up with a clever solution: Fix the problem with a toothbrush.

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Neil Armstrong, 1st man on the moon, dead at 82

(CBS News) Neil Armstrong, the Apollo 11 astronaut who became the first human being to set foot on another world, has died. He was 82.

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Check out NASA’s brand new shiny space suit

The current space suit design has changed some since the 1960s, having gotten some add-ons and minor modifications, but it’s basically the same suit. This is the next-gen space suit, NASA’s Z1. Oooh shiny.

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