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Ten-year study highlights sleep deficiency and sleep medication use in astronauts
In an extensive study of sleep monitoring and sleeping pill use in astronauts, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Harvard Medical School, and the University of Colorado found that astronauts suffer considerable sleep deficiency in the weeks leading up to and during space flight. View News Article (2014-08-08)

Sandia National Labs completes final scan of space shuttle program
Nine engineers from Sandia National Laboratories helped ensure Atlantis' safety from Mission Control at Johnson Space Center as the shuttle made its final flight, marking the end of NASA's 30-year space shuttle program.  View News Article (2011-07-26)

Bone loss prevention experiment on the last space shuttle flight
Researchers in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill/North Carolina State University Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering will be at the Kennedy Space Center for the last space shuttle launch of the NASA program as Atlantis departs for its final mission into Earth's orbit. View News Article (2011-07-06)

The Lancet Neurology: study highlights pervasive problem of sleep deprivation in astronauts
Astronauts suffer considerable sleep deficiency in the weeks leading up to and during spaceflight, according to the most extensive study of sleep during spaceflight ever conducted, published in The Lancet Neurology journal. View News Article (2014-08-08)

CU-Boulder Butterfly Payload to Launch Nov. 16 on Space Shuttle
When NASA's space shuttle Atlantis launches for the International Space Station on Nov. 16 it will carry a University of Colorado at Boulder butterfly experiment that will be monitored by thousands of K-12 students across the nation. View News Article (2009-11-11)

MIT: Mini satellites rocketing to space station
A Russian rocket launched Monday, April 24, is carrying the first of three small, spherical satellites developed at MIT to the International Space Station - a major step toward building space-based robotic telescopes and other systems. View News Article (2006-04-27)

First European astronaut visits the International Space Station
Follow the Shuttle launch from various ESA establishments and monitor mission highlights live on the ESA web site. ESA astronaut Umberto Guidoni from Italy will be the first European to visit the International Space Station when he lifts off aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour on 19 April with an international crew of seven, including Canada’s Chris Hadfield and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Lonchakov.... View News Article (2001-04-11)

System uses electrical trickery on the brain to induce realistic spaceflight effects
What does it feel like to return to Earth after a long stay in space? Until now, it has been difficult during astronaut training to realistically simulate the dizzying effects the human body can experience.  View News Article (2010-08-25)

The Scientific Case For Human Spaceflight
Forty years ago, on 12 April 1961, the era of human spaceflight dawned when Yuri Gagarin completed a single, 108 minute, orbit of the Earth on board Vostok 1. Exactly 20 years later, on 12 April 1981, the first U.S. Space Shuttle, Columbia, was launched from Cape Canaveral. In April 2001, the Space Shuttle Endeavour is scheduled to begin the 104th flight of America's reusable spacecraft, the... View News Article (2001-03-30)

Starry-eyed Hubble celebrates 20 Years of awe and discovery
The best recognised, longest-lived and most prolific space observatory zooms past a milestone of 20 years of operation. On 24 April 1990, the Space Shuttle and crew of STS-31 were launched to deploy the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope into a low-Earth orbit. What followed was one of the most remarkable sagas of the space age. View News Article (2010-04-26)

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