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WIRED: I Crashed NASA’s Astronaut Training

In light of the current open application for new astronauts, Brent Rose heads out to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, to meet with real astronauts and try out real training facilities–let’s see if he has what it takes to make it to space.  

NASA: Preparing for Life Aboard the Space Station

Expedition 46/47 prime crew members Timothy Kopra of NASA, Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Timothy Peake of the European Space Agency and their backups, Kate Rubins of NASA, Anatoly Ivanishin of Roscosmos and Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) conducted final qualification training at the Gagarin Cosmonaut …

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NASA: ScienceCasts: The “Omics” of Space Travel

During an unprecedented 1-year mission to the International Space Station, scientists are studying how astronauts’ bodies respond to long-duration space travel.  

VideoFromSpace: Sleeping On Space Station – Intimate Look Inside The Crew Quarters

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti gives a tour of her “bedroom” aboard the International Space Station. It is equipped with two laptops that provide voice over IP service for phone calls, internet, (which she says is “not super fast,”) and more.  

ESA: Cooking in space: Whole red rice and turmeric chicken

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti is currently living on board the International Space Station for her long duration mission Futura. Food is an important item in space, also on the psychological side; that’s why astronauts are allowed a certain quantity of the so-called “bonus food” of their choice that reminds them of their home cooking tastes. …

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NASA Discussion Hangout: Fitness Training With The “Best of the Best!”

In this NASA Google Hangout, several athletics and fitness professionals talk about how astronaught keep in shape during long missions in a weightless enviroment. The participants; Peter Moore of Men’s Health magazine, Sam Kass who is the executive director of the White House’s “Let’s Move!” campaign and Mark Guilliams who is Hopkin’s lead strength coach. …

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