# astronauts - Friday 8 August, 2014
An astronaut during spaceflight gets just under six hours sleep on shuttle missions.
# astronauts - Sunday 22 June, 2014
# astronauts - Saturday 29 March, 2014
Astronauts’ hearts also got weaker because the heart doesn’t work as hard in space, say researchers.
# astronauts - Sunday 2 February, 2014
The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one, as the famous song goes*. But how about the other direction?
# astronauts - Wednesday 29 January, 2014
The Dublin-based scientist is one of the candidates selected for the ‘Mars One’ mission, which aims to land humans on the planet by 2025.
# astronauts - Sunday 22 December, 2013
China had another first this month with its moon rover – but its neighbours are not far behind.
# astronauts - Saturday 21 December, 2013
The lads might get Christmas day off now.
# astronauts - Monday 17 June, 2013
The astronauts will earn between $64,000 and $141,000 per year, and will be part of the team that lays the groundwork for NASA missions.
# astronauts - Thursday 25 April, 2013
The vessel may be unable to properly dock with the ISS after its navigation antenna failed to properly deploy.
# astronauts - Monday 4 March, 2013
Must be hot in those suits.
# astronauts - Saturday 3 November, 2012
NASA has launched a new service that emails people when the International Space Station is visible in the skies over where they live.
# astronauts - Monday 8 October, 2012
The commercial cargo ship is bringing 1,000 science experiments and gear to the inhabitants of the ISS – as well as a freezer of chocolate-vanilla swirl ice cream.
# astronauts - Friday 7 September, 2012
The crew managed to fix a serious power problem with the makeshift tool on Wednesday after a six and a half hour space walk.
# astronauts - Sunday 2 September, 2012
What was life like on an early NASA space mission? We look at archive photos taken by the crew themselves to find out.
# astronauts - Monday 13 August, 2012
Play with yo-yos, of course.
# astronauts - Sunday 24 June, 2012
The docking was a significant moment for China, which is aiming to build a space station by 2020.
# astronauts - Tuesday 13 March, 2012
Prolonged periods of space travel might damage astronauts eyesight according to new research. NASA say they are not unduly worried.
# astronauts - Saturday 7 January, 2012
NASA is hiring.
# astronauts - Sunday 10 July, 2011
The last ever shuttle mission arrives at the space station today. Watch the historic event live.
# astronauts - Tuesday 24 May, 2011
Three astronauts have safely returned to Earth after spending 157 days aboard the International Space Station.
# astronauts - Tuesday 12 April, 2011
‘Spaceline’ launches search for pilots to lead its commercial space trips – “prior spaceflight experience is an advantage”.
Celebrations are taking place to mark the 50th anniversary of the first man to travel into space – Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin – in 1961.