Astronaut

  • There is a lot to learn from Hadfield's journey to become an astronaut 03-02-2014 09:47 AM

    If you are on twitter and don't know who Chris Hadfield is, then you are doing twitter wrong. He took the social networking site by storm when he started tweeting breath-taking pictures from the space through his personal account @Cmdr_Hadfield . He is one of the most seasoned and accomplished...
  • NASA astronaut takes selfie from space with Earth behind him 30-12-2013 05:07 PM

    A NASA astronaut has taken an incredible selfie from space with Earth in the background while performing repairs on the International Space Station on Christmas Eve. US astronaut Mike Hopkins, 45, took the astounding image of himself while performing repairs on the ISS during the second of two spacewalks spread...
  • Watch: First humanoid robot in space chats with Japanese astronaut 20-12-2013 12:49 PM

    Tokyo: The first humanoid robot in space made small talk with a Japanese astronaut and said it had no problem with zero-gravity on the International Space Station. Footage released by the robot's developers on Friday showed Kirobo performing its first mission on the station, talking in Japanese with astronaut Koichi...
  • Over 20,000 Indians want to settle on Mars 10-09-2013 07:39 AM

    Washington: India is ranked second in the list of countries whose people are interested in settling on Mars permanently, with as many as 20,747 applying for the opportunity being provided by a non-profit foundation. Mars One will establish a permanent human settlement on the Red Planet in 2023 and is...
  • New NASA spacecraft to investigate moon mystery 05-09-2013 10:27 AM

    More than 40 years after the last Apollo astronauts left the moon, NASA is preparing to launch a small robotic spacecraft to investigate one of their most bizarre discoveries. Crews reported seeing an odd glow on the lunar horizon just before sunrise. The phenomenon, which prompted a notebook sketch by...
  • Colorado company tests spacecraft in California desert 24-08-2013 01:16 AM

    A company developing a spaceship to take astronauts to the International Space Station has run the craft through a series of tests at a NASA facility in California. The two-hour test of Dream Chaser spacecraft occurred on Thursday at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base. A...
  • Italian astronaut recounts near-drowning during spacewalk 23-08-2013 04:48 AM

    As his helmet filled with water, blurring his vision and cutting off radio communications, Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano says his thoughts quickly turned to the possibility of drowning during a recent spacewalk outside the International Space Station. Parmitano gave a blow-by-blow account of the terrifying incident, which occurred on July...
  • Private firms may travel to lunar surface: NASA report 25-05-2013 05:08 AM

    London: A study of future human missions has indicated corporate researchers could be living on the moon by the time NASA astronauts head off to visit an asteroid in the 2020s. The study by Bigelow Aerospace, commissioned by NASA, shows "a lot of excitement and interest from various companies" for...
  • Astronaut's music video aboard ISS goes viral 14-05-2013 11:58 AM

    Cape Canaveral, Florida: A music video shot aboard the International Space Station went viral on Monday, turning an astronaut into an overnight music sensation with his zero-gravity version of David Bowie's hit "Space Oddity." As the first Canadian to command the space station, a $100 million project of 15 nations,...
  • Watch: Canadian astronaut's music video aboard International Space Station 14-05-2013 11:12 AM

    A music video shot aboard the International Space Station by a Canadian astronaut gets over 1.5 million hits on YouTube. ...
  • Snapshot: NASA astronaut records the world's first music video from space 13-05-2013 11:22 AM

    This image provided by NASA shows astronaut Chris Hadfield recording the first music video from space Sunday May 12, 2013. The song was his cover version of David Bowie's Space Oddity. Hadfield and astronaut Thomas Marshburn are scheduled to return to earth. ...
  • US astronaut Buzz Aldrin plans human colony on Mars 07-04-2013 03:30 PM

    Melbourne: US astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the Moon, has laid out an ambitious plan of setting up a human colony on Mars within the next two decades. The 83-year-old astronaut, who joined the late Neil Armstrong for a globally watched and remembered leap on the...
  • Borders mean nothing from space: Sunita Williams 01-04-2013 02:37 PM

    She spoke to CNN-IBN's Senior Editor Suhasini Haider about her experiences in the space. ...
  • Sunita Williams says she just loves space 19-11-2012 04:43 AM

    Houston: As she packs up her small luggage and special memorabilia for a return journey back to Earth, NASA astronaut Sunita Williams is reluctant to bid adieu to her eventful second sojourn to space which she describes as a "really cool" place which nobody would like to leave. With hours...
  • Sunita Williams to return to Earth today 18-11-2012 07:42 AM

    Houston: Record-setting Indian-American NASA astronaut Sunita Williams along with two other cosmonauts will return to Earth on Sunday, after four months in orbit. Williams ceremonially handed over the command of the International Space Station to fellow NASA astronaut Kevin Ford on the eve of her departure from the complex on...
  • US: Sunita Williams voted by absentee ballot 07-11-2012 07:47 AM

    Houston: Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams, currently in space floating around in zero-gravity, voted for US presidential polls by absentee ballot. Sunita, along with flight engineer Kevin Ford, exercised her franchise in July while stationed in Russia even before heading up to the station aboard Soyuz ships launched from the Baikonur...
  • Sunita Williams sets new record, embarks on 7th space walk 02-11-2012 01:54 AM

    Houston: Indian-American Sunita Williams along with a fellow astronaut on Thursday ventured out of the International Space Station, adding to her record-setting space walking sojourns, to find an ammonia leak in the vital radiator system. Expedition Commander Williams and Flight Engineer Aki Hoshide switched their spacesuits to battery power at...
  • China plans to send woman astronauts into space 31-10-2011 05:08 PM

    Beijing: China is considering sending women astronauts into space during its space docking missions in 2012. Two female astronauts have been selected for possible flights when spacecraft Shenzhou-9 and 10 are scheduled to dock with space lab module Tiangong-1 in 2012, Chen Shanguang, director of the Astronaut Center of China...
  • Grow 'kitchen garden' on mission to Mars? 29-08-2011 06:23 PM

    Washington: Astronauts on the first manned mission to Mars are considering to grow their own food in a hi-tech 'kitchen garden' onboard their spaceship, according to NASA. Supplying enough food for a round trip to the Red Planet is one of the greatest challenges facing mission planners. Now the US...
  • Prince Harry wants to be an astronaut: report 07-08-2011 07:25 PM

    London: Britain's intrepid Prince Harry wants to be the first Royal in space and wants to undergo NASA training, according to a media report. "It's his dream to be the first Royal in space," The Sun quoted a Royal source as saying. Army pilot Harry, 26, is a Star Trek...
  • NASA astronauts trial urine sports drink 11-07-2011 01:30 PM

    New Delhi: Don't let this news gross you out. The Atlantis crew is testing a urine recycling system developed by NASA that is capable of turning the urine of astronauts into a yummy sports drink. NASA has adopted the "forward osmosis bags", used by soldiers to clean dirty fluids, for...
  • Astronauts offer the pope unique view of Earth 22-05-2011 07:14 AM

    Cape Canaveral: The shuttle Endeavour and space station crews gathered on Saturday for an unprecedented conversation with Pope Benedict, who asked how the space program can promote peace and if the astronauts pray while in orbit. "I think it must be obvious to you how we all live together on...
  • Space serenade: Astronaut has 4 flutes in orbit 10-02-2011 01:33 PM

    Cape Canaveral: Musical astronaut Catherine Coleman has plenty of flutes to pick from aboard the International Space Station. One is her own. Two belong to members of the Irish group, The Chieftains. And one belongs to the flutist with the Jethro Tull band. "A pretty well-rounded spectrum, and I am...