Space Station

Spot The Station

Watch the International Space Station pass overhead from several thousand worldwide locations. It is the third brightest object in the sky and easy …

Astronomy

How astronauts at the International Space Station will dine this Thanksgiving

They might not celebrate Thanksgiving on this planet, but NASA Astronauts Randy Bresnik, Joe Acaba, and Mark Vande Hei, along with European astronaut …

NASA

Astronaut Scott Kelly Tweets He Wants to Collaborate With Cardi B

By<p>Filed Under Science, Scott Kelly & Twitter<p>The future, straight to your inbox.<p>On Tuesday night, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly unintentionally willed …

NASA

Energy-saving LEDs boost light pollution worldwide

One co-author of the study, Franz Holker, an ecologist at the Leibniz Institute for Freshwater Ecology and Fisheries, said the data reveal "quite a …

Ecology

ISS astronauts show off their pre-packaged Thanksgiving meal

Thanksgiving

Budweiser vows to be first beer on Mars, and will send barley into space next month as a start

Like it or not, humanity won’t be able to live on Earth forever. If we don’t wipe out our own species by the time we figure out where to go, we’ll …

Science

What we're discovering about ageing from space exploration

<b>Opinion: Irish researchers are making valuable discoveries about ageing from the physiological changes experienced by astronauts in space</b><p>Space …

News (Ireland)

Thanksgiving Dinner in Space: How Astronauts Dine on Turkey Day

Photo Credit: SPACE.com/NASA<p>Slide 1 of 33<p>Thanksgiving at the International Space Station<p>Astronauts on the space station can enjoy cornbread stuffing, …

Thanksgiving

Budweiser to Conduct Experiments on the International Space Station Next Month

It’s the brand’s first step towards fulfilling its pledge from earlier this year to be the first beer on Mars.<p>Back in March, Anheuser-Busch made an …

Exploration

NASA to Highlight Science on Next Resupply Mission to Space Station

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 29, to discuss a number of science investigations and instruments launching to …

Incite Wonder and Inspire Your Kids by Giving the Gift of Science (Op-Ed)

<i>Carie Lemack is co-founder and CEO of DreamUp, the first company to bring space into classrooms and classrooms into space. A former national security</i> …

Kids

Budweiser’s bid to brew beer on Mars

Alien IPA? Martian porter? Oh wait, it’s Budweiser — not Lagunitas — that hopes to become the first brewers on Mars, so we’re probably talking …

San Francisco Bay Area

International Space Station captures fast-moving ‘UFO’ heading towards Earth

An astronaut has captured images of a mysterious and unidentified object plunging into Earth’s atmosphere, sparking claims that it is an alien …

UFOs

Spaceflight's Next Big Leap? SpaceX Cargo Mission Offers a Glimpse

If you want to make the case that spaceflight is about to take a giant leap, SpaceX's next cargo run to the International Space Station (ISS) for …

Elon Musk

Adam Jesionkiewicz's Astrophotography Captures Beautiful Nebulas

<i>All images by Adam Jesionkiewicz. Used with Creative Commons permission.</i><p>If you think astrophotography is all about photographing the star trails and …

Astronomy

Building a station in space

On November 20, 1998, the construction of the International Space Station (ISS) began. The largest structure that we humans have put out in space, …

Scientific Research

Frontiers Lecture: Neil deGrasse Tyson and Astronaut Scott Kelly on Life in Space

Scott Kelly is a former Navy fighter pilot and test pilot, an engineer, and a retired NASA astronaut who over four space flights accumulated 520 days …

NASA

The Independent 'live streamed' space vid recorded in 2015

For reasons unknown, on Sunday <i>The Independent</i> "live streamed" footage from space that was more than two years old.<p>The BBC reports the newspaper …

NASA

19 years ago: The first module of the International Space Station was launched

The first module of theInternational Space Station (ISS), Russia’s “Zarya” (“sunrise”) functional cargo block, was launched on Nov. 20, 1998, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. This commenced the construction of the ISS in Earth’s orbit.<p>Led by the brilliant Soviet engineer Konstantin Feoktistov of the …

Exploration

Missing: Four cats in the Detroit area. Reward: $100,000

Cygnus and Arcturus are two Detroit-area cats with some very big claims to fame. Arcturus, a spotted Savannah who measures 19.05 inches high, in the …

Cats

The world's first "space nation" just launched a satellite into orbit

One Small Step for Asgardians<p>The Asgardia-1 satellite launched aboard the NASA commercial vessel OA-8 Antares-Cygnus from the Wallops Flight Facility …

Exploration

SpaceX Might Launch the U.S. Government's Secret 'Zuma' Satellite Friday Evening

SpaceX’s sort-of-top-secret Zuma mission for the U.S. government—which presumably has nothing to do with the South African president of the same …

Tech Industry

The world's first space nation officially in orbit with new satellite

Space is now officially home to the known universe’s first “space nation”. Asgardia launched its very first satellite, Asgardia-1, into orbit on …

Exploration

Fireball Seen From Space: Astronaut Shares Video Of Bright Meteor From ISS

Fireballs seem intense when you are standing on Earth, but the perspective from above could not be more different. Video footage taken from the …

World News

World’s tallest and longest-tailed cats missing after fire guts Michigan home

If you live near Detroit, be on the lookout for two spectacular cats.<p>Guinness declared Arcturus and Cygnus world-record holders when they were a year …

Cats

New Nikon Gear on Way to International Space Station

Space, the final frontier for expensive camera gear.<p>Most photographers won’t get the chance to journey to outer space for a shoot, but that doesn’t …

NASA

5 things to know about Tesla's CEO

CAPE TOWN - South African born billionaire, Elon Musk is vested in business ventures that may well surprise you. Take a look at how he became one of …

Elon Musk

When astronaut Scott Kelly told Bill Nye about space

During his year aboard the International Space Station, the longest space mission in American history, astronaut Scott Kelly received a call from his daughter. Braced for bad news, he asked what was wrong.<p>Onstage at the Presbyterian Church in Pasadena on Tuesday night, Kelly recalled their …

NASA

8 Useful Facts About Uranus

Uranus as seen by the human eye (left) and with colored filters (right).<p>Uranus as seen by the human eye (left) and with colored filters (right).<p>The …

Mental Floss

Message to the gods: the space poetry that transcends human rivalries

Sputnik 1 started it all. The beachball-sized satellite was launched by the Soviet Union on October 4, 1957 and, despite a relatively short mission …

Poetry