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How the "new guys" of NASA's Group 8 opened up space travel to the rest of us

Feb 7, 2023
In the 1970s, NASA welcomed women and minority astronauts for the first time. Meredith Bagby's new book explores the impact that they made in the world of space travel.
As the first women and minorities in America's space program, NASA's Group 8 — some of whom are seen here — were a whole new face for space travel.
NASA/AFP via Getty Images

The International Space Station has an AI assistant. No ... it's not evil

CIMON, a floating AI robot will help astronauts on the International Space Station.
Matthias Biniok with CIMON.
IBM

Scott Kelly's new mission is on Earth

The astronaut talks about his life and work in science.
Astronaut Scott Kelly says he's proof that someone who is “far from a genius” can become a scientist.
Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images

How to be an astronaut

Dec 8, 2017
Advice from a former International Space Station Commander.
Attired in a training version of his spacesuit, astronaut Doug Wheelock, Expedition 24 flight engineer and Expedition 25 commander, awaits the start of a spacewalk training session in the waters of the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory near NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Courtesy NASA Johnson Space Center

Astronaut Chris Hadfield on living above the sky

Apr 30, 2015
A Canadian astronaut talks about singing in space and the future of living away from Earth.

This is ground control to Colonel Chris...

Nov 1, 2013
Colonel Chris Hadfield, the Canadian astronaut and YouTube sensation, talks about his life in space and his new book.

Blastoff! Talking robot Kirobo to head off to space

Jun 27, 2013
This fall, a "humanoid communication robot" called Kirobo will travel to the International Space Station to keep astronauts company.

For public good, not for profit.

Even Neil Armstrong got paid per diem

Aug 27, 2012
Minus a deduction for accommodations, since there was the spacecraft to stay in.