Houston TX (SPX) Jun 01, 2016 After 30-days in the confines of a simulated spacecraft, the HERA Mission 10 crew will "splashdown" on the evening of Wed., June 1. HERA-the Human Exploration Research Analog-is one of several analogs used by the Human Research Program (HRP) to research ways to help NASA astronauts move from lower-Earth orbit to deep space…
Members of NASA's newest astronaut class pose with an Orion capsule at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. Pictured back row, left to right: Tyler (Nick) Hague, Jessica Meir, Christina Hammock, Nicole Mann, Victor Glover. Picture front row, left to right: Andrew Morgan, Anne McClain, Josh Cassada. Image Credit: NASA
The Apollo 14 (Spacecraft 110/Lunar Module 8/Saturn 509) space vehicle arrives at Pad A, Launch Complex 39, during the Apollo 14 roll out from the Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building. The three members of the Apollo 14 prime crew are in the foreground. They are (left to right) astronauts Edgar D. Mitchell, lunar module pilot; Alan B. Shepard Jr., commander; and Stuart A. Roosa, command module pilot. (credit: NASA-KSC)
ASTRONAUTS TAKE EXAMS TOO! - ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst (left) and NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman look on as their Expedition 40 commander Maxim Suarev signs exam forms. Today, the crew had their first day of tests on the Russian segment of the Space Station. Exams last all day and see the astronauts dealing with a range of demanding scenarios, with the examiners surprising them with emergency situations.