It’s summer, and on Earth that means bothersome insect bites. But astronauts escape from all that… don’t they?
In 1998, Black astronaut Guion S. Bluford Jr. took part in the Spacelab D1 mission, which included experiments on plant roots in microgravity.
Only 566 people have ever travelled to space. Sixty-five of them, or about 11.5%, were women.
This is a really fun video, in which a chef tries to help astronauts on the ISS eat nicer meals by combining foods they already have in stock.
During World War II, the Soviet government drafted scientists to search for substances that would help their soldiers overcome fatigue and win on the battlefield.
One of the treats astronaut Tim Peake talks about fondly is the ‘maple-top muffin’, which is a pre-packaged MRE (Meal, Ready to Eat).