Ethicists Tell NASA How To Weigh Hazards Of Space Travel : Shots – Health News : NPR

Risks to astronauts on extended missions include vision impairment, weakened bones and radiation exposure. There are also psychological risks from facing danger while being stuck inside a small craft.   Source: www.npr.org  

Astronaut Twins To Separate For The Sake Of Space Travel : NPR

Before NASA can send a manned mission to Mars, it needs to know more about how extended time in space affects the human body. Mark and Scott Kelly are the perfect subjects for such an experiment.   Source: www.npr.org  

A cosy little house on Mars? Cities in space – in pictures | Cities | The Guardian

While the groovy space colonies of the 1970s never materialised, recent developments in space travel and life support have revived the dream to live off-planet Source: www.theguardian.com  

Leonardo DiCaprio Auctions a Trip to Space That’s Basically a *Titanic* Sequel | Vanity Fair

“I’m flying, Jack!” is a reference so old, it’s apparently coming back in style— and from Leonardo DiCaprio himself. Source: www.vanityfair.com  

Astronaut Says The Thrill Of Space Wears Off In Less Than A Week

If the novelty of space travel can wear off in a week, is there any hope for the rest of us as we go about our mundane lives? Source: www.businessinsider.com  

How Going to Space Can Mess With the Astronaut Brain – The Atlantic

A new study finds that deep-space travel could warp reaction time. Source: www.theatlantic.com  

Is Space Tourism Finally About To Take Off? : NPR

Entrepreneur Richard Branson shares his vision for private, commercial space travel.   Source: www.npr.org  

Why astronauts get blurry vision in space – CNET

Space is not kind to the human body. This video reveals exactly what happens to the eyes in zero-g.   Source: www.cnet.com  

Google Lunar XPrize: The world’s next great space race – CNET

Eighteen teams are in a race to get to the moon, with a $30 million payoff. This summer, we’ll travel the world and follow five of those teams’ final tests and preparations. Here’s a taste of what’s to come. Source: www.cnet.com  

Russia in Space: Why Putin’s Grounded

It takes a lot of things to run a successful space program, but petulance, anger and impulsiveness are not among them. That’s a lesson Vladimir Putin has to learn. Source: www.time.com