astronaut

John Glenn dies at 95

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the passing of Sen. John Glenn: “Today, the first American to orbit the Earth, NASA astronaut and Ohio Senator John Glenn, passed away. We…


A selfie that is actually interesting

ESA astronaut Tim Peake took this picture during his 4 hour 43 minute spacewalk to replace a failed power regulator and install cabling. The meticulously planned and executed sortie was stopped early after fellow spacewalker…


It came from outer space…..

….clung on the hull of our spaceship and eventually found its way in, slowly, but surely. It turned out out be an astronaut. Who would ‘ve believed? NASA astronaut Terry Virts pictured on 21 February…


Quite a first-hand account

There’s no way to anticipate the emotional impact of leaving your home planet. You look down at Earth and realize: You’re not on it. It’s breathtaking. It’s surreal. It’s a “we’re not in Kansas anymore,…