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NASA Wants You to Design a Space Toilet for Future Moon Missions

The space agency is crowdsourcing ideas for a cosmic commode that works in microgravity and lunar gravity.

Virgin Galactic Signs NASA Deal to Take Private Citizens to the ISS

For now, it will merely act as an ISS travel agency for NASA.

NASA Astronauts Successfully Dock SpaceX Crew Dragon at ISS

Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley made history on Saturday as part of the first launch of American astronauts on American rockets from American soil since 2011.

Social Distancing Mental Health Tips From a NASA Astronaut Who Lived in Space

Tracy Caldwell Dyson has logged more than 188 days in space and over 22 hours on spacewalks. She knows a thing or two about isolation.

Have What it Takes to Go to Mars? NASA Is Now Recruiting New Astronauts

Applicants will need to be U.S. citizens with master's degrees in a STEM field or have completed pilot school. Selected candidates will be trained to live on the ISS, where they'll prepare for missions to the Moon and Mars.

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