Tag Archives: spacecraft and satellites

This NASA astronaut voted from space

Story highlights Shane Kimbrough is a NASA astronaut He voted in the 2016 election CNN —   From infinity and beyond, he found a way to vote. Shane Kimbrough, a NASA astronaut currently living on board the International Space Station, filed his ballot in Tuesday’s presidential election, according to a …

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Space travel: Going to space is a real pain in the back

Story highlights Astronauts can temporarily gain 2 inches in height but suffer muscle loss and back pain More countermeasures involving exercise may help mitigate pain and muscle loss CNN —   A six-month stay on the International Space Station can be a pain in the back for astronauts. While they …

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Girls to design Africa’s first private space satellite

Story highlights Africa will launch its first private satellite into space It’s been built by schoolgirls CNN —   They may be teenagers, but 17-year-old Brittany Bull and 16-year-old Sesam Mngqengqiswa have grand ambitions – to launch Africa’s first private satellite into space in 2019. They are part of a …

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