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)

NASA Studying Astronauts In Deep Sleep Hibernation For Mars Mission

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.

CBS Tampa–10/06/2014

File photo of a NASA space shuttle in orbit over Earth.  (credit: NASA/Getty Images)

NASA Picks Boeing And SpaceX To Ferry Astronauts

NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil.


NASA says one of the 8 power channels on the space station was switched off, possibly by a malfunctioning switch. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

Space Station Loses Power Channel But Backup Is Working

An electrical malfunction forced astronauts to shut down 1 of 8 power channels.


WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 22:  NASA Apollo XI astronaut Buzz Aldrin speaks at the Humans to Mars Summit on April 22, 2014 at George Washington University in Washington, DC. With the goal of sending a manned spacecraft to Mars within the next two decades the summit helps promote the improvement of technologies that will make travel to the planet more feasible.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Buzz Aldrin Wants Astronauts To Visit Asteroid In Deep Space

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin wants astronauts to visit an asteroid that’s in deep space.

CBS Tampa–04/27/2014

NASA engineers say the best way to repair a major computer problem on the International Space Station is with a spacewalk. (Getty Images)

Space Station Computer Outage Can Only Be Fixed By Spacewalk

NASA orders spacewalk repairs for a serious computer outage at the International Space Station.


386838 06: Actor Robert Picardo Stars As (The Doctor) In The United Paramount Network's Sci-Fi Television Series "Star Trek: Voyager."  (Photo By Getty Images)

NASA Developing Robot Doctors In Space

NASA is developing a humanoid robot that can be used to perform emergency medical procedures on astronauts.

CBS Tampa–02/20/2014

Two astronauts on a space walk (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

NASA Astronauts Begin Urgent Spacewalking Repairs

Astronauts ventured out Saturday on the first of a series of urgent repair spacewalks to revive a crippled cooling line at the International Space Station.

CBS Tampa–12/21/2013

Two weeks in space can cause long-term damage to an astronaut's eyes. (Getty Images)

Study: Time In Space Is A Risk To Astronauts’ Eyes

New research shows that long-term damage to an astronauts eyes may happen in as little as two weeks.

CBS Tampa–10/26/2013

The international space station (Photo by Paolo Nespoli - ESA/NASA via Getty Images)

Astronauts Tackle Chore Backlog On Spacewalk

Two spacewalking astronauts tackled a backlog of outdoor work at the International Space Station on Tuesday.


In this handout image provided by NASA, a color image from NASA's Curiosity Rover shows the pebble-covered surface of Mars.

Astronauts Face High Radiation Threat On Trip To Mars

New research finds astronauts traveling to and from Mars would be bombarded with a lot of cosmic radiation.

CBS Tampa–05/30/2013



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