7 posts tagged with Astronaut by Brandon Blatcher.
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Samantha Cristoforetti is an European Space Agency astronaut, Italian Air Force pilot and engineer and polyglot, fluent in Italian, English, German, French and Russian. She is also the first Italian woman in space and cheerfully tweeting and taking photos from the International Space Station.
It's official, Boeing's CST-100 and Space X's Dragon have been chosen to launch astronauts to the International Space Station by 2017, ending Russia's dominance as the sole provider of rides to the ISS, which they haven't been shy about using for leverage. Meanwhile, develop of the Space Launch System, designed for travel beyond low earth orbit, continues for its maiden launch in 2018. [more inside]
"It is made out of velcro-like fabric that lines the Russian food containers [that are] found here on the International Space Station."
Astronaut, and Expedition 33 Commander, Sunita Williams gives a tour of the International Space Station.
Over 500 people have traveled into outer space. While many have written books about the experience, only a few have used more creative means to express what they saw and felt. Here are a few: [more inside]
The environment does terrible things to the human body and it smells. Many people go for that walk anyway. [more inside]