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Infographic: How hibernation could aid astronauts on long space flights. Space trips to the other planets would require months of travel through the vacuum of space. Maintaining the crew’s health is a vital concern. If the crew could be induced to hibernate, the problems of survival become easier to solve.

Infographic: How hibernation could aid astronauts on long space flights. Space trips to the other planets would require months of travel through the vacuum of space. Maintaining the crew’s health is a vital concern. If the crew could be induced to hibernate, the problems of survival become easier to solve.

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The 2013 group is second only to the 1978 batch of hopefuls. Only a tiny percentage of applicants are selected to become astronauts.

The 2013 group is second only to the 1978 batch of hopefuls. Only a tiny percentage of applicants are selected to become astronauts.

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In honor of the opening go the National Museum of African American History and Culture, NASA administrator Charles Bolden gives young people some advice on what to study to become an astronaut.

In honor of the opening go the National Museum of African American History and Culture, NASA administrator Charles Bolden gives young people some advice on what to study to become an astronaut.

How it works: SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, the world's most powerful space rocket http://pops.ci/15IzTxJ

How it works: SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, the world's most powerful space rocket http://pops.ci/15IzTxJ

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First Spacewalk for Astronaut Steve MacLean - Canada hiring new Astronauts - How to become an Astronaut

First Spacewalk for Astronaut Steve MacLean - Canada hiring new Astronauts - How to become an Astronaut

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