Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin, 86, falls ill during trip to South Pole

Dec 2, 2016

Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin, 86, falls ill during trip to South Pole

ellington Retired astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, was recovering in a New Zealand hospital Friday after being medically evacuated from the South Pole while on a tourist trip, his management said. Aldrin, 86, was “evacuated on the first ...

NASA on the hunt for 'space poop' geniuses

Nov 25, 2016

NASA on the hunt for 'space poop' geniuses

When you have to go but you are out there in space, zipped up in a spacesuit, with no toilet in sight and a crew of other astronauts around, what do you do? NASA has launched a contest for inventors to solve this uncomfortable ...

ISS to fete Thanksgiving with turkey, football, NASA stuffing

Nov 23, 2016

ISS to fete Thanksgiving with turkey, football, NASA stuffing

Turkey and football will be the main Thanksgiving headliners up on the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, the station’s commander, is serving as Thanksgiving chef for the six-person crew. He showed off the specialties he’ll be preparing in a video this week. ...

Trio rocket to ISS with foie gras, saxophone stowed

Nov 18, 2016

Trio rocket to ISS with foie gras, saxophone stowed

A Soyuz rocket carrying a veteran American astronaut, a French newcomer and a Russian cosmonaut blasted off for the International Space Station on Friday. The crew of NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, Russia’s Oleg Novitskiy and France’s Thomas Pesquet lifted off from the Russia-leased launch ...