Apollo Missions

How SpaceX's 2018 Moon Flight Will Work

1 of 11<p>A return to the moon<p>Nearly 45 years after NASA astronauts last embarked on a lunar mission, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has announced his company's …

Space Travel

What's Really Changed—and What Hasn’t—About Getting Humans to the Moon

Earlier this month, NASA quietly announced that it would "assess the feasibility of adding a crew to Exploration Mission-1, the first integrated …

Space Travel

NASA returns priceless bag of moon dust to Chicago-area woman after suit

A priceless bag of moon dust collected during the Apollo 11 mission has been returned to a Chicago-area woman after she won a landmark legal victory against NASA.<p>NASA officials handed over the lunar dust bag — the only known one of its kind — at the Johnson Space Center in Houston Monday under …

NASA

The Best Space Documentaries on Netflix Right Now

Very few humans have had the privilege to leave Earth and live within the infinite vacuum of space. But most humans have access to a little thing …

Space

Apollo 11 Tour Puts Famed Moon Mission Back in Spotlight

Nearly 50 years after NASA's first moon landing, the Apollo 11 command module is set to tour the U.S. Here's a look back at the mission.

NASA

Apollo 11 Spacecraft Tags Land on 'Antiques Roadshow' for Appraisal

Only a few days after the Smithsonian's announcement of a national tour for Columbia, the historic spacecraft that flew the first men to walk on the …

NASA

Bill Paxton dead at 61: Emmy-nominated actor starred in ‘Titanic,’ ‘Aliens,’ ‘Apollo 13,’ ‘Big Love’

Actor <b>Bill Paxton</b> is dead at the age of 61. His death was reported by his family following surgery on Sunday with a statement requesting privacy: …

Entertainment

Ron Howard Pens Bill Paxton Tribute: He Was a "Force of Nature"

Howard directed Paxton in 'Apollo 13.'<p>Bill Paxton, the everyman actor who died unexpectedly this weekend at the age of 61, starred as lunar module …

Bill Paxton

24 must-see movies proving geek is chic

It’s been 30-odd years since the movie Revenge­ of the Nerds became a sensation. Even still, it seems Hollywood is only now finally ready to recognize that geek is chic.<p>Over the past decade technology has become a central theme in movies and TV. While I do become agitated when obvious tech gaffes …

Movies

Apollo 8 redux: Why NASA may send humans around the moon, again

NASA could send astronauts around the moon sooner than expected, if the Trump administration has its way. But will the added cost be worth the …

Space Travel

Her Scientific Discovery: Support

The critically acclaimed movie “Hidden Figures,” about three African-American women who were instrumental in the success of the Apollo 11 space mission, hit close to home for me. Since its release, I have frequently been asked why there aren’t more people like me in my field.<p>You see, I am an …

Education

The team head into space in synopsis for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 Episode 14 – ‘Moonshot’

The CW has released the official synopsis for the fourteenth episode of <b>DC’s Legends of Tomorrow</b> season two, ‘Moonshot’ which sees the team heading …

DC Comics

Pipe bombs found on Padre Island National Seashore

Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>><p>Updated:Thursday, February 23 2017 10:40 PM EST2017-02-24 03:40:35 GMT<p>Del Mar College's social media …

Bill Paxton

The Apollo 11 exhibit is the next big national tour you need to catch

Space and science nerds, rejoice!<p>A monumental piece of space exploration history — the Apollo 11 capsule — is soon launching a national tour, giving you a chance to get an up-close view of the spacecraft used in the first lunar landing.<p>The <i>Columbia</i> capsule, which took Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and …

NASA

NJ Student Responds to Trump With Bathroom Mirror Art

A New Jersey art student used an unusual medium to make a political statement at her university.<p>Decals with the words "immigrant," "bad hombre," …

Philadelphia

Skybuds Are Totally Wireless Earphones That Offer An Alternative To Apple's AirPods

The trend in Bluetooth earphones these days is for completely wireless designs. Most Bluetooth earphones have the left and right buds connected by a single wire that usually contains an inline battery vault and some sort of remote control for skipping tracks, altering volume and answering phone …

Headphones

NASA Wants Pluto To Be A Planet Once Again

Even the Moon could be getting a promotion!<p>Pluto could be set to regain its planetary status after 11 years in exile, if NASA scientists have their way.<p>A new definition of planets would add over 100 to our solar system, with even Earth’s moon due a promotion.<p>The International Astronomical Union …

NASA

SpaceX launch on Apollo 11 pad: Private spaceflight takes reins from government

Historic launch pad 39A stands to witness yet another landmark in aerospace history: the transition of space dominance from public to …

SpaceX

10 Dirty Little Secrets From NASA

February 17, 2017<p>Conspiracy theorists worldwide speculate on the many presumed secrets of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA. …

List-Worthy

Moon is star of congressional hearing on NASA's future

WASHINGTON — The Oklahoma lawmaker considered the front-runner to be NASA’s next administrator wants the U.S. to re-establish its dominance on and around the moon.<p>“We all want to get to Mars in 2033 (but the moon) is critically important to the geo-political position of the United States of …

NASA

NASA Space Poop Challenge winners rethink the adult diaper

For all the rockets that have been launched, you'd think that coming up with a solution to keep our literal crap together in space would be easy. It …

NASA

President Trump and Congress Might Want to Send Americans to the Moon

On Saturday afternoon inside a hangar at the Melbourne International Airport in Florida, President Trump will hold a campaign-style rally for …

NASA

NASA Is Studying A Manned Trip Around The Moon On A $23 Billion Rocket

NASA first zipped three Apollo 8 Mission astronauts around the moon in 1968. Now the agency is talking about a repeat mission.<p>NASA appears to be taking Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan seriously, pondering a repeat of a past triumph — circling astronauts on a test flight around the …

NASA

NASA’s ‘space poop challenge’ is over, and it went boldly beyond the diaper

And on the sixth day of the Apollo 10 mission, the identifiable floating object struck.<p>It was May 1969. As the Apollo crew headed back to Earth after a successful moon orbit, the three astronauts discovered it had joined them aboard the command module.<p>Commander Thomas P. Stafford, his microgravity …

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NASA, heeding Trump, may add astronauts to a test flight moon mission

President Trump has indicated that he wants to make a splash in space. During his transition, he spoke with historian Douglas Brinkley about John F. Kennedy's famous 1961 vow to go to the moon before the decade was out. Now Trump and his aides may do something very similar: demand that NASA send …

Space Travel

The 10 Best Movies from Actors Turned Directors

It’s easy to forget how much work goes into making a movie, especially when we’re all so focused on the story being told to us rather than the …

Streaming

‘Peace and hope for all mankind’: the stellar legacy of the last moon landing

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about the moon landings? Most likely, it’s the statement: “One small step for man, one giant …

Space Exploration

Stellar Winx Makes It ‘Apollo 14’

<b>Winx (Aus) (Street Cry {Ire}–Vegas Showgirl {NZ}, by Al Akbar {Aus})</b> reaffirmed her status as the world’s best turf runner with another commanding …

Badass Latin Phrases Volume III

pixabay.com/Hans-2/<p>We’ve done a few of these now, and I’d like to think that we’re getting quite good at it. But, you know the drill at this point: …

Geek

See it here: Orange alligator spotted in South Carolina, nicknamed 'Trump-A-Gator'

National<p>Fourteen years ago, Feb. 1, 2003, seven astronauts were heading back to Earth after more than two weeks in space, when it soon became …

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