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Rendezvous with ISS and Capture (05 Jun 2017)

The Dragon capsule, and NICER, will rendezvous with the ISS this morning. Capture of the capsule by the station's robotic arm is scheduled for 10am …

Robotics

What is Einstein's theory of relativity?

Albert Einstein’s theories of special and general relativity rule the field of classical physics.<p>Their effects can be seen in our everyday lives and …

Physics

Kirk and Spock Still Fascinate as 'Star Trek' Turns 50

Fifty years ago today (Sept. 8), television viewers were first introduced to the crew of the USS Enterprise.<p>On that fateful day, audiences watched …

Science Fiction

Star Trek's Enterprise turns 50 and still no sign of a warp drive. Sigh

Realistic tech or lazy plot device – what do you think?<b>Star Trek @ 50</b> Zooming through space faster than the speed of light is integral in science …

Space Travel

Star Trek's Warp Drive Might Become A Reality

Most of us alive today have never known a world where human spaceflight didn’t exist. Yet before we walked on the Moon, had an International Space Station, sent spacecraft to all the planets and even out of the Solar System, we had <i>Star Trek</i>, which brought even bigger dreams into the public …

Physics

Happy 50th 'Star Trek'! NASA & Friends Send Space-Age Twitter Wishes

The hit series "Star Trek" celebrates the 50th anniversary of its television debut today (Sept. 8). Castmembers, astronauts and space agencies around …

Science Fiction

'Star Trek' and NASA: 50 Years of Fictional and Factual Space Crossovers

On the evening of Sept. 8, 1966, as Americans sat down to watch the first episode of a new science fiction television series, NASA was making its …

Air and Space Museum's “Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall” Reopens July 1!

The National Air and Space Museum will reopen the “Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall” July 1 in conjunction with the museum’s 40th anniversary. The …

Smithsonian

Apollo 11 Command Module in 3D

To mark the 47th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon-landing mission, the Smithsonian has made available a high-resolution 3-D scan of the command …

Space Exploration

Five things only a conservator would know about the USS Enterprise

Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship <i>Enterprise</i>…and you know the rest, probably even if you’re not a huge fan of <i>Star …