Tag Archives: Life in Space

Winemaker builds a Champagne bottle for zero-G

Will future spacefliers be able to drink a bit of celebratory bubbly in zero gravity? Leave it to a French winemaker to find out, using some out-of-the-box engineering. Past studies have shown that carbonated beverages, ranging from soda pop to … Continue reading

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Unscrambling the tale of an astronaut’s genes

My Twitter feed was buzzing this week with reports that Scott Kelly’s genes were knocked permanently out of phase because he spent a year in space. Some of the reports made it sound as if Scott Kelly was no longer the … Continue reading

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No potty breaks on Blue Origin space trip

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Are you worried about having to pee while you’re flying on Blue Origin’s New Shepard spaceship? Or getting sick? Billionaire founder Jeff Bezos has a word of advice: Fuhgeddaboudit. During this week’s visit to the 33rd Space … Continue reading

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French astronaut enjoys sax in space

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield had his guitar, and NASA astronaut Cady Coleman had her flute: Now French astronaut Thomas Pesquet has his sax in space. The saxophone was included in the SpaceX Dragon cargo shipment that arrived at the International Space … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in space: Work, turkey and football

The two Americans aboard the International Space Station won’t be getting Thanksgiving Day off, but they will be getting NASA’s traditional turkey dinner … out of a vacuum-packed pouch. “We’ll heat this up, and it’ll taste really good, just like you’re … Continue reading

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Where will Jeff Bezos put space colonists?

SpaceX’s Elon Musk wants to settle humans on Mars. Others talk about a Moon Village. But Seattle billionaire Jeff Bezos has a different kind of off-Earth home in mind when he talks about having millions of people living and working in … Continue reading

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5-year-olds ask questions about life in space

How do you know when to get up in space? And what do you eat? Kindergartners got answers to these and other burning questions about life on the International Space Station from NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren in a video done … Continue reading

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