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Extended Space Travel Could Cause Irreversible Back Damage

New research shows that astronauts who return from extended missions in space experience a significant weakening of their spinal muscles. Disturbingly, their back muscles don’t return to normal even after several weeks back on Earth.

Sony Is Making A Movie Out Of Scott Kelly's Year In Space

As is by now traditional, a studio has bought the rights to a book that hasn’t even come out yet. In this case, it’s Sony Pictures making a movie out of astronaut Scott Kelly’s Endurance: My Year in Space and Our Journey to Mars.

Watch Three Astronauts Land Back On Earth From The Space Station

Video: After 172 days in space, three astronauts are heading back to Earth today. For NASA astronaut Jeff Williams, this brings his total days in space to 534 days across his four missions, the most an American astronaut has ever spent in space.

Thanks, Space, For Making These Astronauts Nearsighted 

We know that astronauts’ bodies are heavily impacted by their time in space, but as more of them come back to Earth following longer and longer stays without gravity, more issues are going to arise.

NASA Is Attaching An Expandable Space House To The ISS

The ISS has gotten quite a few improvements lately, but the latest addition is unusually impressive: a 3.66m long expandable room that astronauts will attach to the space station’s back and inflate to twice its original size.

Watch Our Interview With The Astronauts Living On The ISS

Video: Join us as the crew of the ISS tells us what they think of NASA’s plan to ignite a big fire in space, share what’s on their space bucket lists, choose the best space snack and demonstrate some synchronised space gymnastics.

We're Interviewing Astronauts On The Space Station Tonight

Do you ever wonder what it’s like to drift in a large tin can hundreds of miles above the Earth’s surface? Then tune in late tonight, when we’ll be joined by members of the current ISS crew and the new arrivals living aboard the International Space Station.

Watch A Crew Of New Astronaunts Launch To The International Space Station Live

The Soyuz spacecraft will be blasting off into space today — and pulling a crew of new astronauts up to the International Space Station along with it. Watch it happen live right here.

Having Set The Record For Most Time In Space, Scott Kelly Is Leaving NASA

Having logged almost a full year in space — 340 days, more than any astronaut has even spent in space for a single stretch — astronaut Scott Kelly is leaving NASA.

Two Key Things Astronaut Scott Kelly's Body Will Teach Us About Living In Space

We’re all looking forward to interstellar travel and colonising Mars, but first we’ve got a lot to learn about how the human body responds to the cold dark void of outer space. Scott Kelly’s stint on the ISS, which ends tomorrow, is helping us answer some critical questions — including what weightlessness does to our vision, and whether all that extra radiation messes up our DNA.

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