astronauts

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

File photo of astronaut outside International Space Station. (credit: NASA via Getty Images)

International Space Station Has ‘Serious’ Radiator Leak In Power System

The International Space Station has a radiator leak in its power system. The outpost’s commander calls the situation serious, but not life-threatening.

05/10/2013

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

Russia Charging NASA $70 Million Per Rocket Seat

ASA is blaming Congress for the need to pay $424 million more to Russia to get U.S. astronauts into space.

04/30/2013

File photo of a space shuttle. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)

Study: Space Sex Could Lead To Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s

According to the findings of a new study, astronauts – such as those who work out of the Kennedy Space Center, run by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration – should wait until returning home to Earth before engaging in intercourse.

03/14/2013

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

NASA Recruits Chemist To Recreate Space’s Stink

Astronauts are often asked about what it’s like in space. Oftentimes they’ll be asked about the food and toilets, but not very often they’ll be asked about what space smells like.

CBS Tampa–07/25/2012

SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft atop rocket Falcon 9 lifts off from Pad 40 of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Titusville, Fla. (credit: Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)

Space Station Astronauts Enter Dragon

The space station astronauts have entered the Dragon.

05/26/2012

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