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Earthlight Puts You In The Boots Of An Astronaut On The ISS

Hand over hand, moving slowly and carefully with the void of space all around me, I make my way around the outside of the International Space Station. There’s an external ammonia leak somewhere on the station, and as an astronaut I have been deployed to perform a visual inspection. This is Opaque Media’s SteamVR tech demo Earthlight, one of the most immersive and realistic VR experiences I’ve played to date.

GIFs Of Life In Zero-Gee Almost Make Space Look Fun

Being an astronaut may sound glamorous, but for the most part, life in space is utter tedium — checking systems logs, labelling test tubes for routine science experiments. Not to mention the fact that simple things like using the toilet and running on a treadmill require monk-like patience and bungee cords.

Here Are The Biggest Health Risks To Humans In Space

With the The Martian rocketing to the top of box offices worldwide this week, the challenge of surviving on Mars is on everyone’s mind. But while the science in The Martian is pretty solid, there is one obstacle Mark Watney rarely had to cope with: his own body.

SpaceX's Crew Dragon Capsule Looks Like A Luxury Sports Car

Well, it’s official: The days of blasting into space in a rattly aluminium can are over. SpaceX has just unveiled the very first images of the interior of its Crew Dragon capsule. As you might expect, it looks a lot like a luxury sports car.

Buzz Aldrin Has A Plan To Get Humans To Mars

Everybody’s talking about heading to Mars these days. But Buzz Aldrin, legendary figure from a space long past, might actually get to the job done.

Apollo Astronaut Says UFOs Came To Prevent Nuclear War

The sixth man to walk on the Moon says that pacifist alien visitors tried to create world peace by disabling missiles during Cold War weapons tests. Edgar Mitchell, who walked on the Moon during the Apollo 14 mission in 1971, told Mirror Online in a recent interview that he believes the UFOs reported around military bases during the Cold War were on a mission to prevent a nuclear war between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.

How Do Astronauts Sleep In Space?

The brief answer to your question? I slept fine!

The World's Deepest Pool Would Help Train Astronauts

Here’s a silly confession: I’m irrationally afraid of deep swimming pools. So when I first saw this rendering of what could become the world’s deepest “space pool”, my gut reaction was to turn off my computer and run for the hills. But the logical part of my brain reminded me that this would actually be pretty awesome.

Watch A 3-Person Crew Blast Off To The International Space Station

At 5.02pm EST (7.02am AEST), three astronauts will be blasting off aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Six hours later, they’re expected to dock at the International Space Station, beginning a five-month stint in orbit.

Laser Analysis Reveals That Astronauts' Skin Gets Thinner In Space

Astronauts have thin skin. That’s not a slur on their ability to fend off criticism, but the finding of a study being carried out by European scientists to understand how the dermal health of space travellers changes while in orbit.

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