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Dream Chaser Spaceplane to Be Ready in 2026, Sierra to Train Proper Astronauts for It
Dream Chaser Spaceplane to Be Ready in 2026, Sierra to Train Proper Astronauts for It

15 Jun 2022, 08:17 UTC / Sierra Space announced this week the creation of the Human Spaceflight Center and Astronaut Training Academy for the needs of the Dream Chaser spaceplane

 
Man Who Flew a Patio Umbrella Aims to Become ISS Astronaut
Man Who Flew a Patio Umbrella Aims to Become ISS Astronaut

28 May 2022, 04:59 UTC / In 2019, Sadik Kocadalli became an internet star with the moniker “Turkey’s first astronaut.” Today, he hopes for a chance to actually become one

 
Astronaut Shares Images of the Most Intense Auroras Seen From the ISS in the Last 6 Months
Astronaut Shares Images of the Most Intense Auroras Seen From the ISS in the Last 6 Months

8 Nov 2021, 13:15 UTC / Astronaut Thomas Pesquet of the SpaceX Crew-2 mission shared stunning photos of the auroras, as seen from the International Space Station

 
Matthias Maurer Is Gearing up for the Cosmic Kiss Launch, With a Special Mission Video
Matthias Maurer Is Gearing up for the Cosmic Kiss Launch, With a Special Mission Video

15 Oct 2021, 07:41 UTC / Maurer is the first German astronaut, also a scientist, heading to the ISS, and Cosmic Kiss will be his first space mission.

 
Barbie Just Completed Her First Zero-G Flight and “She Feels Fine”
Barbie Just Completed Her First Zero-G Flight and “She Feels Fine”

4 Oct 2021, 11:28 UTC / The European Space Agency and Mattel partner for World Space Week, in the hope of encouraging girls to pursue a career in STEM

 
This NASA Astronaut is Ready to Smash the American Record for Time Spent in Space
This NASA Astronaut is Ready to Smash the American Record for Time Spent in Space

20 Sep 2021, 20:33 UTC / Vande Hei and fellow crewmember, Pyotr Dubrov were recently informed that they were to remain aboard the ISS while the rest of the crew rotates back to Earth

 
World’s First Free-Flying AI Astronaut Assistant Ready for New Adventures in Space
World’s First Free-Flying AI Astronaut Assistant Ready for New Adventures in Space

3 Sep 2021, 09:45 UTC / This spherical-shaped floating brain is the first robot of its kind in space, and is now getting ready for a complex mission on board the ISS.

 
Space Agency Drowns in Applications From People Wanting to Become Astronauts
Space Agency Drowns in Applications From People Wanting to Become Astronauts

23 Aug 2021, 13:50 UTC / Of the 23,000 applications for an astronaut position it received over the past few months, ESA is now left with over 18,000

 
FAA Changes Astronaut Definition, Disqualifying Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson
FAA Changes Astronaut Definition, Disqualifying Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson

24 Jul 2021, 07:43 UTC / In order to qualify for the Commercial Astronaut Wings program and get the astronaut wings, you have to prove you did it for the good of all

 
After a 60-Year Wait, Aviation Legend Wally Funk Goes to Space With Jeff Bezos
After a 60-Year Wait, Aviation Legend Wally Funk Goes to Space With Jeff Bezos

1 Jul 2021, 16:36 UTC / The "Mercury 13" legend Wally Funk is finnaly going to space.It took 60 years, but she's finally going up, and not alone. Jeff Bezos will also be on the flight.

 
ESA Will Hire First Physically Disabled Astronaut Because Space Is for Everyone
ESA Will Hire First Physically Disabled Astronaut Because Space Is for Everyone

27 Jun 2021, 05:28 UTC / The first round of applications for ESA astronaut has closed, and the Agency has high hopes it will become the first one to hire a physically disabled astronaut

 
22,000 People Apply for Astronaut Duty as Space Race Heats Up
22,000 People Apply for Astronaut Duty as Space Race Heats Up

23 Jun 2021, 11:57 UTC / ESA ends the sign up stage of its reserve astronaut program, at least 22,000 people want to be part of future space missions

 
Blue Origin Spaceflight Requires One Hell of a Fit Body, Here Are the Specs
Blue Origin Spaceflight Requires One Hell of a Fit Body, Here Are the Specs

23 May 2021, 09:06 UTC / Blue Origin is about to make history by sending the first tourist to the edge of space, online bidding for the seat reveals requirements

 
Calling All Aspiring Astronauts, the European Space Agency Is Hiring
Calling All Aspiring Astronauts, the European Space Agency Is Hiring

6 Apr 2021, 10:15 UTC / If you've ever dreamed about doing something amazing with your life, going down the path of becoming a real-life astronaut might be just what you need

 
Eau de Space Brings Distinct Smell of Space to Earth, in Fragrance Form
Eau de Space Brings Distinct Smell of Space to Earth, in Fragrance Form

1 Jul 2020, 04:02 UTC / Chemist previously contracted by NASA to recreate the smell of space joins the team behind Eau de Space, currently raising money for a limited-edition series

 
Brad Pitt to Make Call to International Space Station as Ad Astra Launch Nears
Brad Pitt to Make Call to International Space Station as Ad Astra Launch Nears

16 Sep 2019, 11:04 UTC / Actor Brad Pitt to talk with astronaut Nick Hague about life in space as the premiere date for the Ad Astra movie approaches

 
Under Armour to Make Spacesuits for Virgin Galactic Astronauts
Under Armour to Make Spacesuits for Virgin Galactic Astronauts

25 Jan 2019, 09:07 UTC / Virgin Galactic said Under Armour has been tasked with creating the space wear needed for the company’s passengers and pilots

 
NASA Replaces Astronaut from Boeing Starliner Capsule Crew
NASA Replaces Astronaut from Boeing Starliner Capsule Crew

23 Jan 2019, 13:05 UTC / Eric Boe will be replaced onboard the Starliner by Michael Fincke, an astronaut who previously served on the International Space Station

 
Training and a Well Built Soyuz Capsule Saved Astronauts' Lives
Training and a Well Built Soyuz Capsule Saved Astronauts' Lives

18 Oct 2018, 14:30 UTC / American astronaut Nick Hague details the ordeal he and Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin went through during Soyuz launch abort

 
Lufthansa is Offering Astronaut Meals on Flights, Sort Of
Lufthansa is Offering Astronaut Meals on Flights, Sort Of

10 Jul 2018, 14:09 UTC / Lufthansa will offer for Business Class passengers on long-haul flights the same real food menu chosen by German astronaut Alexander Gerst on the ISS.