• But while the most intense solar storms can put astronauts at risk, the space station's shielding and Earth's magnetic field generally protect against such events pretty well, experts said. (space.com)
  • Astronauts on the ISS will mark the anniversary of the station's construction with a space-walk, but will they also open a bottle of weightless-friendly champagne above the atmosphere? (rt.com)
  • If successful, this process could one day become a sustainable alternative to the current practice of dumping astronauts' space dumps into the Earth's atmosphere -where they literally become flaming piles of shit before burning up. (fastcompany.com)
  • Earth's atmosphere attenuates cosmic rays, so astronauts receive a higher radiation dose than folks on the ground do. (space.com)
  • In the 1960s, the United States Department of Defense awarded astronaut badges to military and civilian pilots who flew aircraft higher than 50 miles (80 kilometres). (wikipedia.org)
  • Because astronauts are at risk to an increase in bone demineralization when exposed to reduced gravity, this also increases the risk of developing renal stones. (nasa.gov)
  • Artificial gravity would also help mitigate bone loss and muscle degeneration, reducing the need for exercise and potentially freeing up more time for astronauts to perform scientific experiments or do other work during long space missions, advocates say. (yahoo.com)
  • Lack of gravity has been found to cause astronauts' spines to stretch by as much as 7 centimetres. (newscientist.com)
  • Such 'proton storms' could be fatal to an astronaut caught out in one - while walking on the surface of the moon, for instance. (space.com)
  • Even with regular exercise, an astronaut can lose 1.5 per cent of the mass of some bones in the hips and lower back in just one month. (newscientist.com)
  • The review will look at how astronauts are screened for psychological problems and whether Nowak's dealings with co-workers signaled complications. (space.com)
  • She added that growing plants in space also has psychological benefits for astronauts, particularly in combating feelings of isolation and loneliness. (cnn.com)
  • If the medicine were to be effective it could mean that astronauts could spend more time on science by saving some of the time now spent exercising. (nasa.gov)
  • If the shuttle lifts off on time, it would arrive at the space station on Sunday so astronauts could begin 11 to 12 days of home improvements. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Clark said Nowak, charged with attempted murder and attempted kidnapping in what police depict as a love triangle involving a fellow astronaut, provided invaluable support to his family after his wife's death, even when it cost her time with her own husband and three children. (space.com)
  • But those trying to explain the apparent breakdown of Lisa Nowak say the pressure can be even higher for female astronauts, who not only face the same work stresses as their male counterparts but often face high expectations at home. (space.com)
  • The senior astronaut badge is denoted by a star centered above the decoration, while the command/master level is indicated by a star and wreath. (wikipedia.org)
  • So as long as astronauts stay inside, they should be fine. (space.com)
  • And the issues can persist for long periods after astronauts touch down, Shelhamer said. (yahoo.com)
  • And the basic idea of putting astronauts into long-duration hibernation is actually not so crazy: a broadly comparable method has been tested and applied as therapy in critical care trauma patients and those due to undergo major surgeries for more than two decades. (freerepublic.com)
  • Information about this organization that seeks solutions to health concerns facing astronauts on long missions, includes research area and benefits. (dmoztools.net)
  • HOUSTON (AP) -- Anyone who's read Tom Wolfe's "The Right Stuff'' or seen the movie based on it knows about the mental and emotional stresses astronauts face as they train for space travel. (space.com)
  • Nowak received a master's degree in aeronautical engineering, flew as a test pilot in the mid-1990s while caring for an infant son, and became a full-fledged astronaut in 1998. (space.com)
  • He was selected as an astronaut in the X-20 Dyna-Soar program in April 1962 and began training at the Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California. (wikipedia.org)
  • Adding to the concern, Shelhamer added, is that researchers don't yet know if VIIP-related problems will level off or intensify for astronauts who spend more than six months off the planet. (yahoo.com)
  • You don't come home at night, like most of the male astronauts, and have everything ready for you. (space.com)
  • Astronauts age too (their average age is 48) and they may experience a condition called presbyopia that makes it more difficult to focus on close objects. (neatorama.com)
  • Six new and experienced astronauts from all over the world will work together to overcome the difficulties of working in a new environment performing a full scientific. (esa.int)
  • Teaching astronauts underground for living in space 13 September 2013 This week sees the start of ESA's next underground training course for astronauts. (esa.int)
  • Speculating on how to prevent or mitigate astronauts' vision problems may thus be a bit premature at this point. (yahoo.com)
  • Astronauts also experience blood volume loss, weakened immune systems and cardiovascular deconditioning since floating takes little effort and the heart doesn't have to work as hard to pump blood. (cnn.com)
  • Lucas Braunschmidt is one of the 12 'terrestrial astronauts selected' - he is in good health, approximately the right age for an astronaut and interested in medical matters. (dlr.de)
  • Astronauts is the solo musical project of the UK songwriter, Dan Carney. (wikipedia.org)