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These Boots Keep Astronauts From Tripping Over Their Own Feet - WIRED

Moon mission astronauts spent a lot of time on their butts. Those moon walks may have looked bouncy and peaceful, but cumbersome space suits had Apollo astronauts tripping and falling all over the place. And while it might seem silly—especially the ...and more »

NASA sent a twin to space to study nature versus nurture – and we're starting to get results - The Conversation UK

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly recently spent one year in space, while his identical twin brother Mark (a former NASA astronaut himself) stayed on Earth. The mission was part of an important health experiment, looking at how being in space affects our bodies.and more »

Trump's Advisers Want to Return Humans to the Moon in Three Years - The Atlantic

The Obama administration wanted to send humans to Mars. But the Trump administration wants to put them back on the moon first, and quickly. That ambition is inside internal documents reported by Politico on Thursday that describe what would be a ...and more »

Trump advisers' space plan: To moon, Mars and beyond - Politico

The Trump administration is considering a bold and controversial vision for the U.S. space program that calls for a "rapid and affordable" return to the moon by 2020, the construction of privately operated space stations and the redirection of NASA's ...and more »

NASA's future deep space rocket gets critical endorsement from commercial space group - The Verge

Yesterday, NASA's Space Launch System — the giant, expensive rocket the space agency is building to take astronauts into deep space and onto Mars someday — got a crucial endorsement from an unlikely ally: the commercial space industry. Alan Stern ...and more »

Here's why a commercial space group endorsed NASA's SLS rocket - Ars Technica

This week, the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, which counts rocket builders SpaceX and Blue Origin among its executive members, made news by declaring its support for NASA's Space Launch System rocket. The organization's new chairman, Alan ...and more »

Bill introduced to redirect NASA to Moon, establish sustained presence - SpaceFlight Insider

An artist's rendering of a space station in cislunar space utilizing a combination of private and government vehicles. Image Credit: Nathan Koga / SpaceFlight Insider. A bill that would direct NASA to return to the Moon and establish a sustained ...and more »

Trump's Vision of Space Exploration - The New American

Written by Charles Scaliger. Share on. font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size; Print · Email · Trump's Vision of Space Exploration. The Trump administration is seriously considering a major new ...and more »

New 'Space Poop' System Could Fly on Orion Deep-Space Mission -

A new spacesuit system to flush away astronauts' poop will likely fly on the first crewed Orion spacecraft flight, NASA said in an interview with This means that eager innovators could see their waste collection system fly in space between ...and more »

Is 2017 the year human spaceflight returns? - Deutsche Welle

To call it a space race at this stage would be odd, not to mention misleading. What we're seeing now is more like a sprint, or a dash, where all the competitors are holding hands to the finish. First, both the Europeans and Americans are keen on human ...and more »