Posts tagged as astronauts

NASA is hiring new astronauts to go to the moon

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Need a job with out of this world perks? NASA announced Monday that it’s hiring two astronauts — one man, one woman — to travel to the moon within the next three years to explore the satellite’s south pole. That trip, NASA said, is part of the agency’s next big mission — to establish “sustainable exploration” with “commercial and international partners” on the satellite by 2028. After that comes the…

NASA’s small problem

Saturday, October 6, 2018

When Nasa first began sending astronauts into space, they were confronted by a small problem. Their standard ballpoint pens would not work in space. They spent a decade and twelve million dollars designing a pen that would work below three hundred degrees, in space, and on glass. Russia used a pencil.