“It Was Unbelievable”: Star Trek Actor Becomes Real Life Astronaut

Reading Time: 8 minutes William Shatner called it the most profound experience of his life “Star Trek” actor William Shatner finally became a real space traveler on Blue Origin’s second crewed mission Wednesday, calling it the most profound experience of his life. “It was unbelievable,” said the 90-year-old Canadian, known to the sci-fi show’s legion of “Trekkies” as the … Read more

Research to boost astronaut health for future space missions

Reading Time: 11 minutes The research, which uses the low gravity (microgravity) environment of the International Space Station and other facilities that provide similar conditions to space, could also potentially benefit people who suffer from conditions such as muscle degeneration or back pain. It is well known that the effects of space travel take a toll on the bodies … Read more

NASA Announces Astronaut Changes for Upcoming Commercial Crew Missions

Reading Time: 8 minutes NASA has reassigned astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada to the agency’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission to the International Space Station as part of the Commercial Crew Program. Mann and Cassada will serve as spacecraft commander and pilot, respectively, for the Crew-5 mission. Additional crew members will be announced later. Crew-5 is expected to launch no … Read more

Teenager Takes To The Skies On Round-The-World Record Bid

Reading Time: 7 minutes Zara Rutherford, 19, poses before taking off for a round-the-world trip. Wevelgem, Belgium: Teenage pilot Zara Rutherford took her ultralight sports plane into the skies on Wednesday on the first leg of a 52-country, five-continent flight around the world. The intrepid 19-year-old British-Belgian dreams one day of becoming an astronaut, but for now her goal … Read more

What being a physician taught one astronaut about living in space

Reading Time: 6 minutes How have these experiences colored and affected your time in space?  Every astronaut is different. There is no set path. What space agencies really look for is a kind of jack-of-all-trades, because once you are up in space, you have to be able to tackle pretty much any problem.  I really am an engineer at … Read more