Space suit art exhibition to take off at Smithsonian
“A new art exhibition, “Suited for Space,” opening Friday at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, highlights the creativity behind the suits that allowed humans to explore the moon and aspire to fly farther from Earth.”
“NASA has doled out a research grant to develop a prototype 3D printer for food, so astronauts may one day enjoy 3D-printed pizza on Mars.”
Food in Space: Great Photos of Astronaut Meals, from the Early Space Voyages to Today
"Nowadays, astronauts eat food that’s as good as what you can get anywhere on Earth. But back in the day, space food came in weird tubes, like toothpaste. Or was shaped into blobs of tasteless goop. Here are some fascinating, colorful photos of food items in space, from the early days of space travel to today."
Extreme Voting: How Astronauts Cast Ballots from Space
“Call it the ultimate absentee ballot. NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station have the option of voting in [today’s] presidential election from orbit, hundreds of miles above their nearest polling location.
Astronauts residing on the orbiting lab receive a digital version of their ballot, which is beamed up by Mission Control at the agency’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston. Filled-out ballots find their way back down to Earth along the same path.”