Astronauts can experience a decade of bone loss for months in space, new research suggests

Astronauts can experience a decade of bone loss for months in space, new research suggests

The new research has found that human bones, like the wrist the bone shown here, suffers from an accelerated loss of density as a result of long-long-term assignments space. Image: L. Gabel et al., 2022 Long term exposure to microgravity results in loss of bone density, and new research reveals just how often this happens … Read more

NASA selects astronauts to fly on first crewed Starliner test flight

NASA selects astronauts to fly on first crewed Starliner test flight

Ahead of the first crewed test flight of Boeing’s Starliner, NASA has chosen two astronauts to fly aboard the struggling spacecraft, in a mission that could launch later this year. Friday, NASA announcement that veteran astronauts Suni Williams and Butch Wilmore will fly aboard the Crew Flight Test (CFT), whose launch date will be determined … Read more

The United States seeks to land a Japanese astronaut on the Moon

The United States seeks to land a Japanese astronaut on the Moon

Gateway, pictured here, will serve as a crucial part of upcoming Artemis missions. Drawing: Nasa President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida have further strengthened their plans to send a Japanese astronaut to the next lunar space station, while claiming the possibility of having a Japanese astronaut walks on the Moon during future … Read more

Boeing’s docked Starliner capsule faces another crucial test

Boeing's docked Starliner capsule faces another crucial test

The Boeing Starliner approaches the ISS on May 20, 2022. Photo: Johnson of NASA Astronauts aboard the International Space Station prepare the CST-100 Starliner for its return trip, currently scheduled for Wednesday. The historic mission is coming to an end quickly, as Boeing conducted several key tests of its new spacecraft while docked at the … Read more

NASA suspends ISS spacewalks and spacesuit water leaks

NASA suspends ISS spacewalks and spacesuit water leaks

There have been more than 200 spacewalks outside the ISS since its launch in 1998.Picture: Nasa It may be time for NASA to ditch its aging spacesuits from the ISS. The space agency has announced a pause on all spacewalks until it gets a better handle on a persistent and frightening issue that is causing … Read more

The billionaires on the ISS didn’t expect to work so hard

The billionaires on the ISS didn't expect to work so hard

Axis-1 commander Michael López-Alegría had to go online for a few hours during his stay on the ISS.Photo: Eytan Stibbe/Espace Axiom If you are one of the few lucky enough to be able to to permit a $55 million ticket to space, chances are you are not used to hard labor. Members of fully private … Read more

Boeing seeks redemption as it readies Starliner for another launch attempt

Boeing seeks redemption as it readies Starliner for another launch attempt

The Boeing CST-100 Starliner is lifted at Space Launch Complex-41 Vertical Integration Facility at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.Photo: NASA/Frank Michaux Hard to believe, but it’s been almost two and a six months since Boeing’s first failed test of its Starliner CST-100 spacecraft. Yeah, it’s been a minute, so here’s a recap of … Read more