Could you be an astronaut?
Destination Mars: this month we’re launching a series of programmes to probe what it’s going to take to send people to the Red Planet. We’ll be looking at rocket technology, how to keep people fed and watered away from Earth and whether we really can hope to exist sustainably on Mars. This week we’re focusing on the space pioneers who will take the first steps towards getting us there. Plus, in the news, four intestinal bacteria that can prevent asthma, a new magnetic material to protect you in car crashes, and a magic bullet to stop bleeding...
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Just four microbes could be the difference between whether someone develops asthma or not.
How the magnetic properties of galfenol can be used to send super fast signals and protect passengers in car crashes.
Why do animals make turns when they're running away from a predator?
A new fizzing powder stops bleeding in its tracks...
Are you one of those people who never forgets a fact but can’t remember a face? If so, you can probably blame your genes...
With so many people applying, how does NASA choose its astronauts?
How fit do you have to be to go to space and how do we test for it in advance?
What sort of person would you like to have as a companion in
Helen Sharman, the first British astronaut, reveals all about her
journey into orbit alongside a team of Russian cosmonauts...
It takes more than just the individual to get an astronaut into
space, who are the unsung heroes of space travel?
Anders Soldal asked:
Why do power lines make so much noise?