Astronaut-in-Training Pursues a Gravity-Defying Goal
As children are often confronted with the question: “What do you want to do when you grow up?” and most often, we have the wildest ideas of what we want […]
3-2-1 Blastoff! SpaceX, NASA Launch Recycled Rocket and Capsule
SpaceX and NASA launched four astronauts from three different space agencies to the International Space Station this morning using a recycled Falcon 9 capsule and rocket. Crew-2 was scheduled to […]
How do astronauts go to the bathroom in space?
Tracy K.P. Gregg, University at Buffalo Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to […]
5 Things to Know Before Your Morning Coffee — Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021
Every day we wake up, drink a cup of coffee, and get ready for work. Following are a handful of stories from around the tech world condensed to fit into […]
Aiming for Space — and Our Higher Potential: Behind the Making of The Right Stuff
It was one of the best books written about one of mankind’s greatest feats. When Tom Wolfe published The Right Stuff, it was 1979, just 10 years after Apollo 11 touched down on the Moon to complete a dizzying first decade of space flight. The you-are-there bestselling book focused on the Mercury astronauts, all test pilots, and how the new NASA space program changed their personal lives — and what we believed to be possible.
Godspeed Crew Dragon; NASA and SpaceX Begin New Journey
On May 27, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will pilot a SpaceX capsule called the “Crew Dragon” to the International Space Station in low orbit.