Why do astronauts lose their sense of smell in space, and what’s this got to do with their preference for fiery condiments? No one is sure, but NASA food scientists have some plausible ideas.
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So you want to be an astronaut? Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by space experts Chris Riley, Dr Kevin Fong and comedian Helen Keen to discuss the future of human space flight.
NASA astronaut Don Pettit spent nearly six months aboard the International Space Station and elected to spend his off-duty time performing science experiments of his own design. Pettit talks about life in space and some of the gadgets he invented while he lived there.
With the last shuttle flight approaching in June, the future of manned spaceflight is uncertain. Former NASA engineer and author David Baker, astronaut Jeffrey A. Hoffman, and journalist Pat Duggins discuss the milestones and downfalls of the shuttle program and what may come next.