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An astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) took a stroll around the Earth by proxy today, thanks to a new robotics system. A little after 11:30 am CEST (09:30 GMT), ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst took remote command of the humanoid robot Rollin' Justin at the DLR German Aerospace Center establishment in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. It was a two-hour test of the latest technolog
NASA has released the names of the first nine US astronauts for the first four manned, commercial space flights. A mixture of ex-Space Shuttle crews and test pilots, the nine men and women will be the first to ride on an American-made and flagged spacecraft since the Shuttle was retired in 2011 and will act as crew on the first two test flights and the first two mission flights to the Inte
Astronauts on the International Space Station have shot and shared gorgeous views of our planet in recent years. Here’s a 5-minute video by Big Think in which NASA astronaut Chris Hadfield offers an inside look at what shooting photos on the ISS is like.Hadfield flew a total of three missions to space, spent 166 days in space, orbited the world 2,600 times, and captured a whopping 45,000 ph
An unnamed NASA astronaut stationed on the International Space Station recently ran into an issue during a spacewalk: he forgot to check whether his GoPro camera had an SD card installed before embarking on a spacewalk. We've all been there, right?The astronaut, who may have been Andrew Feustel, was featured in a spacewalk livestream on NASA's Twitch account last Wednesday. During the livestream,
what does this little astronaut teach us about ourselves?The post 2018: an office space odyssey (featuring cute little astronaut) appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Astronaut photographers on the International Space Station have dazzled us for years with eye-popping photos and videos shot from orbit. To learn more behind-the-scenes details of photography on the space station, photographer Jared Polin interviewed NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik. In the 21-minute interview above, Bresnik discusses everything from his favorite camera equipment onboard the ISS to t
Jared Polin (aka. Fro Knows Photo) recently scored an interview that has us all extremely jealous here at DPReview. A phone call to NASA to find out if astronauts shoot Raw in space led to an interview with Marine fighter pilot and NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, who had arrived back to Earth from the International Space Station just three days before Jared spoke with him!The entire interview is fa
The first astronaut to fly in space untethered died on Thursday at the age of 80. According to NASA, Captain Bruce McCandless II (US Navy, retired) passed away at his home in California from undisclosed causes. The former astronaut was a mission specialist on the STS-41B and STS-31 Space Shuttle missions in 1984 and 1990 respectively and is best known for being the first person to use the Man
Among the plains and cornfields of Kansas, a mock Orion space capsule is helping to ensure that astronauts return safely to Earth. The full-scale simulated spacecraft is part of project by a Kansas State University kinesiology team led by Carl Ade, assistant professor of exercise physiology, and Thomas Barstow, professor of exercise physiology, to study the physical challenges faced by astron
NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson's third stint living aboard the International Space Station (ISS) has come to an end, with the celebrated station commander returning to Earth having spent more cumulative time in space than any US astronaut before her...Continue Reading Record-breaking NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson returns to EarthCategory: SpaceTags: International Space Station NAS


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