News Archive / Tagged: astronauts
Are all astronauts eligible for Artemis moon missions?Scott JohnsonAugust 9th, 2022
In 2020, NASA selected an "Artemis Team" of 18 astronauts for its Moon missions. It turns out all 42 active astronauts in corps are eligible selection.
NASA seeks volunteers for Mars simulationLaurel KornfeldAugust 18th, 2021
NASA is seeking a crew of four volunteers for a year-long Mars simulation starting in the fall of 2022, one of several year-long simulations of life on the Red Planet organized by the agency's Crew Health and Performance Exploration Analog.
NASA announces “Artemis Team” of 18 astronautsCullen DesforgesDecember 11th, 2020
In a somewhat unannounced and surprising fashion, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence announced the 18 astronauts that will be focused on advancing the Artemis program, including those who will be first to fly aboard the Orion capsule as early as 2023.
Astronaut Douglas Hurley to serve as Demo-2 spacecraft commanderLaurel KornfeldMay 8th, 2020
NASA astronaut Douglas Gerald Hurley flew on the last crewed mission to launch from American soil 11 years ago, and fittingly, will serve as spacecraft commander of Crew Dragon Demo-2, the first crewed flight to resume launches from the US.
Astronaut Bob Behnken will be one of two-person crew on Crew Dragon Demo-2 launchLaurel KornfeldMay 6th, 2020
When NASA’s Crew Dragon Demo-2 launches astronauts from American soil for the first time since 2011, astronaut Robert L. “Bob” Behnken will ride on the spacecraft as the mission’s joint operations commander.
Next NASA Mars mission to serve as pathfinder for astronautsCullen DesforgesJune 17th, 2019
It’s no secret that sending the first astronauts to Mars will be a monumental challenge marked with many “firsts.” Given that NASA hasn't launched a manned mission beyond low-Earth orbit in 47 years - crews will need a guide to show them the way. Enter the next rover the U.S. space agency plans to send to the Red Planet.