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20 Questions with the Space Station

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I’ve been a freelancer for over 20 years. It’s not quite accurate to say there aren’t benefits. There are; they just don’t include health care and employer-matched IRAs. The benefits are such things as not having to use an alarm clock or wear pants everyday, if you don’t feel like it. You can.  But you don’t [...]

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Food Matters

Astronaut nutrition: staying healthy for a year in space

NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, Expedition 36 flight engineer, gets some nutrients aboard the International Space Station. Photo courtesy of NASA.

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. I caught up with NASA nutritionist Scott [...]

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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. Even [...]

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SciAm/Read Science! Hangout with Astronaut Chris Hadfield!


If you are on the internet and have not heard of recently retired Canadian astronaut, Chris Hadfield, commander of ISS expedition 35, then I suspect you are using the internet all wrong. Chris Hadfield has wowed us with spectacularly beautiful images from space, informed us about the minutiae of living in space through his videos [...]

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Chris Hadfield Writes a Book: An Astronaut’s Guide to Life (on Earth)

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A new book by the former Commander of the ISS, and a pro at social media engagement from low Earth orbit, Chris Hadfield, is due out October 2013! It is called, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life On Earth. It seems this qualifies Chris Hadfield to be a future guest for my regular Read Science! Google [...]

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