Astronaut
An astronaut (or cosmonaut) is a person trained by a human spaceflight program to command, pilot, or serve as a crew member of a spacecraft. Although generally reserved for professional space traveler...
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Blue Origin Crew Capsule Escape Test Goes Flawlessly
The private spaceflight company's New Shepard rocket and its capsule were both returned to ground after a successful test of its In-flight Escape system. An ...
China Launches The First Quantum Communications Satellite – And What Is That, Exactly?
Congratulations are in order for China: by launching the world's first quantum communications satellite, the country has achieved an interesting — if..
Over 18,300 Apply to Become NASA Astronauts, Smashing Record
The huge number of applicants for NASA's 2017 astronaut class has made it the most competitive ever — over 10,000 more applicants than the next highest year.
Jeff Bezos’s space company makes history by successfully launching and landing
In a development that has come more or less out of nowhere, Jeff Bezos’s rocket company, called Blue Origin, secretly launched a rocket to space and then landed it within five feet of its takeoff poin...
These 5 NASA Astronauts Came Together to Tell The World That We Are Not Alone
“This thing has gotten so highly-classified… it is just impossible to get anything on it. I have no idea who controls the flow of need-to-know because, frankly, I was told in such an emphatic way that...
Some Strange Things Are Happening To Astronauts Returning To Earth
Who would have thought traveling to outer space could be such a profound experience?
For $75,000 This Balloon Could Take You To ‘The Edge Of Space'
Watch out, Virgin Galactic. There's a new space tourism company in town. A company called World View is planning to float passengers up to "the edge of space" — about 20 miles into the sky — via ballo...
Scott Kelly: A Year in Space, TIME's Documentary Series
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Why This Woman Signed Up For A One Way Ticket To Mars
If you had the opportunity to be the first human to set foot on Mars (and to get a guaranteed spot in every history book EVER), would you do it? What if you had to walk away from your entire life — ev...
Strange Things Are Happening To Astronauts Returning From Space
This is a beautiful video of what happens to astronauts when they return to Earth. It was done by Planetary Collective, a group of filmmakers, visual media creatives and thinkers who work with cosmolo...
Picture of an Alien on the walls of Ancient Egypt
There are many internet websites that make claims that are quite extraordinary. This particular article addresses the claim that there are pictures of Aliens on the walls of temples and tombs in Ancie...
The First Spacewalk
Alexei Leonov did not feel as if he was in motion as he clambered on to the outside of the spacecraft, 500km above the Earth. But in reality, he was hurtling around our planet at speeds that are many ...
Astronaut ranks and positions
Astronauts hold a variety of ranks and positions, and each of these roles carries responsibilities that are essential to the operation of a spacecraft. A spacecraft's cockpit, filled with sophisticate...
Soviet space program
The Soviet space program was the rocketry and space exploration programs conducted by the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (the Soviet Union or USSR) from the 1930s until its dissolution in ...
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Chinese space program
The space program of the People's Republic of China is directed by the China National Space Administration (CNSA). Its technological roots can be traced back to the late 1950s, when the People's Repub...
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Spaceflight records
This is a list of spaceflight records. Most of these records relate to human spaceflights, but some unmanned and animal records are included.
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Timeline of space travel by nationality
Since the first human spaceflight by the Soviet Union, citizens of 38 countries have flown in space. For each nationality, the launch date of the first mission is listed. The list is based on the nati...
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Space tourism
Space tourism is space travel for recreational, leisure or business purposes. A number of startup companies have sprung up in recent years, such as Virgin Galactic and XCOR Aerospace, hoping to create...
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Educator Astronaut Project
The Educator Astronaut Project is a NASA program designed to educate students and spur excitement in math, science, and space exploration. It is a successor to the Teacher in Space Project of the 1980...
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Space medicine
Space medicine is the practice of medicine on astronauts in outer space whereas astronautical hygiene is the application of science and technology to the prevention or control of exposure to the hazar...
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List of spaceflight-related accidents and incidents
This article lists verifiable spaceflight-related accidents and incidents resulting in fatality or near-fatality during flight or training for manned space missions, and testing, assembly, preparation...
List of spaceflight-related accidents and incidents - Wikipedia
Ancient astronaut speculation
The ancient astronaut or ancient alien hypothesis is a pseudo-scientific hypothesis that posits that intelligent extraterrestrial beings have visited Earth and made contact with humans in antiquity a...
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Commercial astronaut
A commercial astronaut is a person trained to command, pilot, or serve as a crew member of a privately funded spacecraft. This is distinct from an otherwise non-government astronaut (such as Charlie ...
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List of female astronauts
The following is a list of women who have traveled into space, sorted by date of first flight. Although the first woman flew into space in 1963, very early in crewed space exploration, it would not be...
List of female astronauts - Wikipedia