NASA announced Aug. 3 the assignment of eight agency astronauts, a mix of veterans and rookies, as well as one company astronaut to fly on the first set of commercial crew missions by Boeing and SpaceX.
Former NASA Astronaut Greg “Box” Johnson is joining Space Nation, the startup offering space training experiences for people around the world, as its new Chief Space Officer.
Vice President Mike Pence used a ceremony announcing NASA’s latest class of astronauts June 7 to restate the administration’s plans to reestablish the National Space Council, but set no timetable for formally doing so.
Doctors and astronauts told a House panel June 15 that they support proposals that would authorize NASA to provide improved health care for former astronauts.
Former NASA astronaut Ron Garan has joined high-altitude balloon company World View as its chief pilot, the company announced Feb. 23, making him the latest astronaut to seek a post-agency career in the commercial spaceflight field.
Maybe it's technically correct, but throngs of screaming fans who gathered at the Science Museum in London to watch his arrival on TV don't care.
NASA announced July 9 it has selected four veteran astronauts to train for test flights on commercial crew vehicles under development by Boeing and SpaceX.
It is an effort that has paid off handsomely across several other challenging national and global pursuits for those economies that have chosen to exercise it, applying the lessons learned in human space activity to other complex endeavors here on Earth.
For an astronaut working inside the space station, the overestimate was about 15 percent.
Space travelers from around the globe recently got a firsthand sense of China’s blossoming plans to explore Earth orbit and beyond.At the 27th Planetary Congress of the Association of Space Explorers (ASE), held in September in Beijing, China’s space industry leaders extended an open invitation for other nations to take part in China’s emerging space station program.
With the addition of Star Harbor, there will be at least three private U.S. spaceflight training facilities.
Bigelow has hired former NASA astronauts Kenneth Ham and George Zamka to form the cornerstone of the private astronaut corps.
Exactly how the suit’s plumbing got clogged is still a mystery.
The malfunction forced NASA to temporarily deactivate some science equipment and postpone Orbital’s resupply mission to allow spacewalking astronauts to to replace the faulty hardware.
The ruling does not limit the scope of the work government-employed astronauts can perform aboard commercial space taxis..