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Astronauts’ back pain has surprising cause

Astronauts may have no trouble moving heavy objects in the weightlessness of space, but that doesn’t mean that the experience isn’t hard on their backs. Astronauts on long-duration spaceflights routinely...

Goodbye to a Beloved Astronaut

John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth and the oldest person to fly in space, died today after a long and storied career. Well, make that careers. To say...

10 Surprising Facts About Astronaut Training

«The fact that I applied 15 times to become an astronaut has not been lost on my friends, followers or fans,» astronaut Clay Anderson wrote in his autobiography «Ordinary Spaceman.»...

The Astronaut’s Statements

Neil Armstrong and Edwin «Buzz» Aldrin Both Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin saw spacecraft shortly after landing on the moon. Here is what Russian scientists claim after having had a...