Space

Interview: Space Historian Glen Swanson Talks the Apollo Program

Glen Swanson has made a career in space—all while keeping his feet firmly here on Earth. In his former role as a NASA historian at...

Carolyn Cox
Friday, 19 May 2017 - 1:40PM

NASA's Satellite Footage of Ocean Currents Looks Like a Moving Van Gogh Painting

If Planet Earth has taught us anything, it's 1) that the world is filled with hidden wonders and 2) that each of our lives would be...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 18 May 2017 - 1:41PM

NASA Just Revealed a Mars Rover That Looks Like The Batmobile

What do you get when you give a bunch of science nerds access to an enormous budget and a mandate to design an effective Mars...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 18 May 2017 - 11:41AM

SpaceX is Sending Loved Ones' Ashes Into Space on a Memorial Mission

Elon Musk's SpaceX has been crossing a lot of cool stuff of their to-do list lately. Most recently, their Falcon 9 Rocket completed a...

Kat Stubing
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 - 9:50PM

The United Arab Emirates Announces Plans For a Human Colony on Mars by 2117

The Mars 2117 Project is the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) plan to have a functional human colony on Mars by the year 2117. This...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 - 3:04PM

The Cassini Space Probe Enters Its "Grand Finale" Around Saturn

The Cassini space probe has been on quite the journey through our Solar System--since its launch in 1997, it has endured 20 years of...

Chelsea Gohd
Friday, 12 May 2017 - 10:13AM

Virgin Galactic Nails a New Maneuver Essential to Spaceflight

Virgin Galactic has encountered the one thing it (probably) never expected: another incredibly rich visionary CEO with designs on...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 04 May 2017 - 12:40PM

Watch SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket Drop Out of Space and Make a Perfect Landing

Today, SpaceX launched its first spy satellite into orbit, NROL-76, using the Falcon 9 rocket. How secret can a spy satellite be when...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 01 May 2017 - 3:11PM

Top Questions From Our "Science of Star Wars" Panel at Silicon Valley Comic-Con

When you wade into the Star Wars fandom and ask the hard-hitting questions (Why does C-3PO have a red arm in TFA? What's Palpatine's...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 - 3:30PM

NASA Says It Won't Follow the Prime Directive When Exploring Other Planets

With films like The Mars Generation hyping up human exploration of the Red Planet and Elon Musk planning the new SpaceX Martian...

Chris Mahon
Saturday, 22 April 2017 - 5:05PM

Virgin Galactic Describes What a Private Spaceflight Will Look Like at Silicon Valley Comic-Con

One of the first things we heard from the Virgin Galactic rep at this event was "Our goal is to put everyone in space." No, that's not...

Super User
Saturday, 22 April 2017 - 2:30PM

Top 5 Science Videos From This Week: Bill Nye, Black Holes, and Robots

Let's be honest here: science is always better in video form. Whether it's watching a glowing nuclear reactor or checking out a...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 21 April 2017 - 1:43PM

Watch What Happens When a Star Meets a Black Hole

Ever since Soundgarden's hit song, people have wondered what a "black hole sun" would look like. And the answer is actually pretty...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 17 April 2017 - 12:21PM

Interview: Chris Hadfield Is Proof of the Power of Sci-Fi

For many of his fans, Chris Hadfield has made space feel closer to Earth than ever.    In 2013, Hadfield became the first Canadian...

Carolyn Cox
Monday, 10 April 2017 - 4:33PM

An Atmosphere is Discovered Around a Nearby Earth-Like Planet

While we've never found a planet that's exactly like Earth (and we probably won't for a long time), we've been getting closer. Just...

Kat Stubing
Sunday, 09 April 2017 - 11:45AM

'The Mars Generation' Trailer Wants to Send Tomorrow's Astronauts to Mars

It's been a long time since mankind first walked on the moon, and it's also a long time since they last walked on the moon....

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 30 March 2017 - 11:45AM

NASA Launched a Massive Search Engine Full of Space Photos

In the middle of tremulous times here on planet Earth, NASA has offered us a way out. Well, at least a look out.NASA just launched a...

Kat Stubing
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 - 8:45PM

Ashes, Art, and Other Surprising Things Humans Have Left on the Moon

Feathers, flags, footprints, and feces: These are just some of the hundreds of thousands of pounds of things humans have left behind...

Mika McKinnon
Saturday, 25 March 2017 - 7:15PM

NASA Investigates the Effects of Space On Our DNA

Could we actually live longer if we lived in space? We wouldn't try that just yet, but NASA is out to answer that question...

Kat Stubing
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 - 8:47PM

Watching the Earth Rise Over the Moon in High-Def Is Awesome

You've probably seen the famous 1968 photograph Earthrise, which shows the Earth rising out of the dark from the point of view of the...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 17 March 2017 - 11:57AM