On June 7, 2017, NASA announced a new crop of astronaut candidates, the first since 2013. These 12 people—five of them women, five people of color—are all exceptionally qualified and come from a diverse range of backgrounds and experience.
How NASA trains astronauts 40 feet underwater
Before they get to the Space Station, astronauts spend hours at the Neutral Buoyancy Lab. CNET Road Trip 2014 dives in for a visit.
How 10 years of rejection by NASA taught Peggy Whitson to be a better astronaut
Retired NASA Chief Astronaut Peggy Whitson may have spent more time in space than any other American, but she wouldn’t mind another jaunt past Earth’s atmosphere. She shares her story with Kate Snow over a glass of the drink she craved most on her last return to Earth.
NASA astronaut, Needham native hopes to inspire students to reach for the stars
NEEDHAM, MASS. (WHDH) - She may have traveled around the globe and out of this world, but Friday was a first for NASA astronaut and...
Sons of iconic NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong explain why accuracy was so critical to them
For Mark and Rick Armstrong, the sons of NASA astronaut and first man on the moon Neil Armstrong, the most important issue for them about the making of “First Man,” a film on their father’s accomplishments in the space program, was getting the story accurate. “The first thing we did was talk with [director] Damien [Chazelle] and the screenwriter, Josh Singer, to learn about what was their intent,” Mark said during a stop at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas earlier this…
How Astronauts Fix The ISS with Tape and a Spatula
What happens when things break on The International Space Station? Learn what unusual tools astronauts have used to save the day.
Before moon landing, astronauts learned geology in Arizona
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Before Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin knew they would be the first to walk on the moon, they took crash courses...
Voting in space? How astronauts vote while floating
How do you voice your vote in the vacuum of space? While voters head to polling locations across the country in the 2018 Midterm Elections, astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) are floating over 200 miles away. Thanks to a special electronic absentee ballot, and a bill passed in Texas back in 1997, NASA astronauts can vote from space.
Astronaut: What China’s moon landing means for US
China started out the year by doing something that no nation has done before: It landed a spacecraft and an accompanying rover on the far side of the moon with an ambitious scientific payload package and an exciting mission ahead to study the interior structure of the moon with the help of ground-penetrating radar, among other things.
How astronauts kept ice cool while rocket malfunctioned at 4,970mph
American Nick Hague and Russian Aleksey Ovchinin were forced to return to Earth and landed in Kazakhstan when the booster malfunctioned during launch on their Soyuz rocket.
Smart glove that lets astronauts control drones with hand gestures
NASA and the SETI Institute have developed a 'smart glove' that lets astronauts control robots, through one-handed gestures, allowing them to multitask when exploring other worlds.
How did the Apollo 11 astronauts train for the moon landing?
It took a lot of practice for the Apollo 11 astronauts to become the first humans to set foot on the moon.
'You'd really like it.' Astronaut Neil Armstrong on what it was like to walk on the moon
2019 marks 50 years since the historic Apollo 11 moon landing.
Apollo astronauts walked on Oregon lava before setting foot on the moon
BEND, Ore. - A human being set foot on the moon for the first time 50 years ago this month. "There it is," Walter Cronkite announced live on television, "a U. S. flag on the surface of the moon. " Before that historic moment and amidst the fevered space race of the 1960s, astronauts preparing for the first-ever lunar landing visited the Pacific Northwest to test their equipment and themselves on the lava beds of Central Oregon.
Here's what astronauts on the International Space Station eat for Thanksgiving