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A NASA-backed study is exploring deep-sleep stasis for its crew members as a way to dramatically reduce the cost of sending humans on a lengthy trip to Mars.  (credit: NASA/Getty Images)

Study: Astronauts’ Hearts Become Spherical In Space

According to a recent study, an astronaut’s heart forms a spherical shape when in space.

04/01/2014

European Space Agency (ESA) Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano walks from their hotel to a bus during a sending-off ceremony in the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome on May 28, 2013. (credit: MAXIM SHIPENKOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Astronaut Shares Details About Nearly Drowning In His Helmet During Spacewalk

The Italian astronaut who nearly drowned in his helmet during a spacewalk last month is sharing more details about the terrifying experience, revealing how he felt all alone and frantically tried to come up with a plan to save himself.

CBS Tampa–08/20/2013

Two men will spend a year together at the International Space Station, NASA reports. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Astronaut, Cosmonaut To Spend Year In Space Together

The two men who will spend an entire year together aboard the International Space Station are already bracing for a challenging mission.

12/05/2012

Sally Ride (Photo credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Sally Ride, A Role Model For The Ages

Looking around our nation, it’s obvious that we need more heroines and heroes with Sally Ride’s brave and courageous character. Her inspiration and legacy must live on to create the heroines – and heroes – of the future.

07/24/2012

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