NASA

NASA Astronaut Whitson Wants Colonies on Moon, Mars

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson discusses the commercialization of space exploration and her hopes for space colonies for private citizens. She speaks …

Exploration

See NASA jettison a stuck solar array into space

An experimental flexible solar array refuses to roll back up, so NASA sends it packing from the International Space Station.<p>On June 18, NASA tested out a new flexible solar array by rolling it out like Gene Simmons' tongue from the end of a mechanical arm attached to the International Space …

Space

NASA's supersonic X-plane passes preliminary design review

The return of civilian supersonic passenger travel just took a big step closer to reality. NASA recently announced that the federal agency has …

Aerospace

Stephen Colbert, NASA Take On Gwyneth's Magical Goop Stickers

The odds of a “magic healing sticker” being an effective alternative to health care are even slimmer than the odds of Gwyneth Paltrow agreeing to …

Stephen Colbert

Like the mission it depicts, 'Apollo 8' overcomes bumps and just might inspire you | Books

On the Apollo 8 mission patch, a large numeral eight loops around the Earth in the foreground and the moon in the background. The design is a …

Space

Producing Wine in Space Is ‘Possible,’ Says NASA Scientist

But let’s just say it’s not high on their list of priorities.<p>In the past couple years, we’ve already seen how NASA astronauts on the International …

Space

The best books on the Apollo program? Try these | Books

Margot Lee Shetterly's <i>Hidden Figures</i> (HarperCollins, 2016) shows there are many ways to approach the U.S. space story. Here are a few more books …

Simon & Schuster

NASA Confirms Space Rosé Could Be A Thing, Gives Everyone Hope Post-Earth

I am not a person who does well in extreme temperatures. And over a recent scorcher of a weekend in late June, with the temperature reaching triple …

Space

Xometry Raises $15 Million in Funding

Xometry Inc., an online marketplace for custom-manufactured parts, has raised $15 million in a funding round led by BMW Group's venture-capital arm, the startup said Wednesday.<p>The Gaithersburg, Md.,-based firm connects companies that need prototypes and custom parts with a network of domestic …

Startups

NASA says you can probably make wine in space. We're bringing the cheese.

At last, scientists may be able to get drunk in space.<p>NASA's Vegetable Production System, called "Veggie" for short, is working on growing various …

Space

NASA: AI Will Lead the Future of Space Exploration

AI-Lead Missions<p>Steve Chien and Kiri Wagstaff of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have predicted that in the future, the behavior of space probes …

Space Exploration

Aging and Heart Research Lead Station Science Today | Space Station

Astronaut Peggy Whitson floats inside Japan’s Kibo laboratory module.<p>Expedition 52 explored the aging process in space today and measured the …

Peggy Whitson

School to be named after Sunita L. Williams, first Indian-American astronaut

A new Needham Elementry school will be named after former graduate and current female astronaut Sunita L. Williams. An elementary school in Needham …

Western Massachusetts

NASA keeps a close eye on tiny stowaways

Wherever you find people, you also find bacteria and other microorganisms. The International Space Station is no exception.<p>That generally is not a …

Space

NASA Celebrates International Asteroid Day with Special Broadcast

NASA will mark the worldwide observance of International Asteroid Day at 9 a.m. PDT (noon EDT) Friday, June 30, with a special television program …

Space Exploration

ESA’s new plan for cleaning space debris uses a magnetic space tug

Why it matters to you<p>Without a solution to remove derelict satellites, space travel may become hobbled in the future.<p>Scientists convened in Germany …

Space

Lockdown lifted at Alabama base after false reports of shooter

(Reuters) - A lockdown at a U.S. Army base in northern Alabama on Tuesday was lifted after two telephone calls reporting an active shooter at the sprawling facility near Huntsville turned out to be false.<p>No threat was found and an investigation is under way to determine who made the calls from …

U.S. Army

Farewell, ROSA! Space Station Lets Go of Roll-Out Solar Array After Retraction Fail (Video)

After a week of tests on the end of the International Space Station's robotic arm, the Roll-Out Solar Array (ROSA) was safely jettisoned. While the …

Science

Company Behind “Healing” Stickers Says NASA Connection Claim Was A Misunderstanding

Last week, officials with NASA called out Gwyneth Paltrow’s “modern lifestyle brand” Goop for promoting “healing” stickers that it claimed were made …

Consumer Protection

3,600 Miles and a Dream

I flew my Cessna from Massachusetts to Houston and back because I wanted to be an astronaut. And somehow, the trip made perfect sense.<p>Brakes—Hold. Fuel selector—Both tanks. Mixture—Full rich. Carburetor heat—Off. Circuit breakers—In. Primer—Three pumps. Throttle—Open quarter-inch. Battery …

Space

I Asked Apollo 11's Mike Collins About his Underwear - Vintage Space

By Amy Shira Teitel | June 26, 2017 4:47 pm<p>Excerpt from the Apollo 11 transcript. NASA.<p>One hundred and 31 hours, 42 minutes, and 30 seconds into the …

Science

Trading Water

Crops sold in the international market trade away the water they're grown with.<p>The connection between water supplies, food, and international trade …

Columbia University

Gwyneth Paltrow Promotes Healing Astronaut Stickers, Gets Called Out By NASA

<b>Gwyneth Paltrow’s</b> wellness company Goop is getting called out again, this time for promoting ‘Body Vibes’ stickers, which supposedly rebalance the …

Gwyneth Paltrow

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft beams back breathtaking image of a Saturnian dawn

NASAs <b>Cassini spacecraft</b> has beamed back a stunning image that shows a sliver of Saturns sunlit atmosphere with its icy rings stretched across the …

Astronomy

Expect colorful clouds from rocket launch

NASA sounding rocket to form blue-green and red clouds in space Thursday morning. Launch window opens 4:25 a.m. EDT (8:25 UTC). Backup launch day is …

Exploration

The rover that will store rock samples on Mars

Nasa’s new rover is intended to store rock samples it plucks from the Martian surface. But what happens after that? BBC Future finds out.<p>With its bulky body, spindly legs, radioactive tail and a towering stalk with a single eye, Nasa’s latest Mars rover is not something you would want to come …

Planets

Space Robots to the Rescue! How NASA Will Service Aging Satellites

Uncrewed satellites orbiting Earth and other planets in the solar system travel at thousands of miles per hour, their missions spanning years or even …

Science

Just A Bunch Of "Bachelorette" Moments That Will Make You Laugh, Even If You Don't Watch The Show

"Sometimes your charm reaches Patrick Bateman levels of superficiality and it scares me."<p>Posted on June 26, 2017, 15:16 GMT<p>Caroline Glenn / ABC<p>Caroline Glenn / ABC<p>Caroline Glenn / ABC<p>Caroline Glenn / ABC<p>Caroline Glenn / ABC<p>Caroline Glenn / ABC<p>Caroline Glenn / ABC<p>Caroline Glenn / ABC<p>Caroline Glenn / …

TV

University unveils humanoid to help NASA on missions to Mars

Scientists at The University of Edinburgh have recently unveiled a £2m humanoid robot that will help NASA on un-manned missions to Mars.<p>The Valkyrie …

Robotics

NASA, airlines are trying to put all-electric jets in the air

Commercial airlines and NASA are pushing U.S. researchers to take another stab at mastering a futuristic battery that will allow the use of …

Paris Air Show