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Astronauts on Long Space Missions Will Need Earth-like Sleep Habits

Posted January 7th, 2013 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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There is nothing like a regular sleep schedule to keep you healthy, especially on a long voyage to Mars. On June 3, 2010, a six-man team of international volunteers was sealed into a 550-cubic-meter spacecraft-like compartment at a Russian Academy of Sciences facility to simulate a 520-day round-trip mission to the Red Planet. During the […]

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Three Astronauts return to Earth After 5 Months in Space

Posted November 22nd, 2011 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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Three astronauts and their Russian Soyuz capsule landed in snowy Kazakhstan early Tuesday after spending more than five months aboard the International Space Station. American Mike Fossum, Japanese Satoshi Furukawa, and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov departed the space station Monday, five days after their replacements arrived. All three are reported to be in good shape […]

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American Space Heroes: A Look at Wednesday’s Congressional Gold Medal Recipients

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Neil Armstrong, 81, became the first man to walk on the moon on July 20, 1969. After setting foot on the moon’s surface, he famously stated, “That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” Armstrong was the commander of the moon landing mission. Known as Apollo 11, the mission completed a […]

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US Congress Honors Pioneering Astronauts

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. lawmakers have awarded the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal, to four of the most celebrated American astronauts. The recipients include the first men to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong — who achieved the milestone first — and Buzz Aldrin, who was second. Other honorees are Michael Collins, the command module […]

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