Gulf Times - Astronaut
Musk's SpaceX to simulate rocket failure in final astronaut capsule test

Musk's SpaceX to simulate rocket failure in final astronaut capsule test

Elon Musk's SpaceX is gearing up to destroy one of its own rockets on Saturday to test a crucial emergency abort system on an unmanned astronaut capsule ...

Boeing's Starliner astronaut capsule fails key test to reach space station

Boeing's Starliner astronaut capsule fails key test to reach space station

Boeing Co's new astronaut capsule failed after liftoff on Friday to climb high enough in orbit to reach the International Space Station, cutting short a critical unmanned test mission ...

'That was a short flight': crew of failed rocket keeps cool

'That was a short flight': crew of failed rocket keeps cool

Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin retained an enviable sang-froid Thursday as he realised while travelling at thousands of miles an hour that his spacecraft would have to make an emergency landing.

US Apollo astronaut and moonwalker Alan Bean dies

US Apollo astronaut and moonwalker Alan Bean dies

US astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth person to walk on the moon, died on Saturday at the age of 86, NASA has confirmed.

Japanese astronaut apologises for saying height has increased

Japanese astronaut apologises for saying height has increased

Most astronauts "grow" during protracted space missions because their spines extend in the absence of gravity, but the gains are usually limited to a couple of centimetres maximum.

Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, sixth man to walk on moon, dies at 86

Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, sixth man to walk on moon, dies at 86

Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon as module pilot on the record-setting Apollo 14 mission in 1971, has died at the age of 86, the US space agency said on Friday.