Peek Behind the Scenes: Real Astronaut Training
In 2009, entrepreneur and hotelier Örlygur Hnefill Örlygsson found out that in 1965 and 1967, astronauts of the Apollo Program came near his small town of Húsavík in Northern Iceland to collect samples of volcanic rocks under the guidance of Icelandic and American geologists. The environment was very similar to that of the Moon, with […]
Former NASA Astronaut Gregory Box Johnson is Space Nation’s new Chief Space Officer
The attendees at the Space Nation Iceland Astronaut Adventure were in for quite a surprise when former NASA astronaut Gregory Box Johnson joined the adventure on the last day. The Iceland Astronaut Adventure was a five-day astronaut training experience organized by Space Nation to live some of the Space Nation Navigator app challenges in real […]
Where In The World Do Astronauts Train?
In the 1960’s, American astronauts went all over the world to find space-like settings on Earth where they could study geology in a way that might translate to harvesting a wealth of knowledge on the moon. From a document entitled “Field Training Schedule for the First Three Groups of Astronauts,” here are the places they […]