Latest Weightlessness Stories
A story going around the internet claims we'll experience five minutes of zero-gravity on January 4th, thanks to Pluto and Jupiter lining up with Earth.
Brings a whole new meaning to an ISS "fly-over."
The most advanced system to date for studying fruit flies in space, NASA’s Fruit Fly Lab, is making its debut aboard the International Space Station.
One of the downfalls of space travel is that astronauts are limited in the types of food they can eat due to the low gravity environment, but researchers are working on a solution that could one day allow the men and women traveling to Mars or the moon to enjoy a home-cooked meal.
From unusual training to upholding cherished traditions, everything is being done to ensure that ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst and his crewmates arrive at the International Space Station on Thursday safely and in good health – including being flipped upside down and relieving themselves on the wheel of a bus.
ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kate Upton and Sports Illustrated (SI) have taken swimsuit modeling where it's never gone before.
Far from being a fashion statement, the European Space Agency (ESA) has unveiled the Skinsuit, which is scientifically designed to mitigate some of the negative effects weightlessness has on the body.
If you’ve ever wanted to touch the stars, but can’t afford the quarter-of-a-million dollars required to hitch a ride on a rocket, a new Arizona-based start-up has come up with a slightly more affordable alternative means of transportation.
As Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic continues preparations to soon offer passengers a few minutes in suborbital space, those who have already reserved a spot on the next-gen space plane are getting a chance to experience weightlessness ahead of schedule.
Columbia launched from Kennedy Space Center on October 18, 19993 at 110:53 AM EDT and landed at Edwards AFB on November 1 at 7:05 AM PDT. The shuttle orbited 225 times at an altitude of 155 nautical miles at an inclination of 155 nautical miles and travelled 5.8 million miles. The mission lasted 14 days, 0 hours, 12 minutes, and 32 seconds. This was a Spacelab mission and the longest shuttle mission to date. Shannon Lucid accumulated the most hours for a female astronaut at 838. The...
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