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Watch the First Artificial Gravity Experiment

Gravity, as the old joke goes, sucks. It drags us down, pulls on our weary limbs, makes our feet tired, makes parts of us droop. But it’s also a critical factor for our long term well-being.

April 6, 2015 — Caleb A. Scharf
The Last Man on the Moon

The Last Man on the Moon

It’s no secret, I’m a space geek. And the other non-secret is I love when a good space travel book is turned into a movie. Astronaut Gene Cernan is known for being “The Last Man on the Moon” as he was the last man to walk on the moon during the Apollo 17 mission.

May 22, 2014 — Joanne Manaster
Astronaut nutrition: staying healthy for a year in space

Astronaut nutrition: staying healthy for a year in space

When NASA astronaut Scott Kelly leaves the earth for his International Space Station mission in 2015, he won’t walk the aisles of a grocery store for a year.  To ensure he and other long-term astronauts stay healthy, NASA must make certain they have the proper food in tow.

September 5, 2013 — Julianne Wyrick