NASA Just Released 8,400+ Incredible High-Res Images From The Apollo Program

The Apollo missions are NASA’s gift that just keeps on giving. America’s civilian space agency just released a veritable treasure trove of high resolution scanned images from the Apollo archives, many of which have never been seen before. Below are a few highlights of these incredible moments in human history. »10/04/15 4:02pm

NASA May Use A "Space Shotgun" To Target Near Earth Asteroids

NASA wants to chip off a big piece of a near-earth asteroid so that it can send a manned mission to retrieve samples without having to fly outside the moon’s orbit to do so. The only problem is that they need to know composition and strength of what they are about to chip away. This is where Honeybee Robotics thinks… »9/21/15 12:08pm

How NASA Created a Flight Simulator for the First Astronauts Landing on the Moon

December 5, 1961. A man at the controls of a module gazes at the lunar surface from close up. Is this an astronaut, approaching the Moon nearly eight years before Apollo 11? Nope—it’s a pilot testing Project LOLA, a massive network of hand-painted mosaics and tracked cameras that trained astronauts for the moon… »9/03/15 11:00am

NASA's Orion Capsule Makes Perfect Test Landing, Minus A Few Parachutes

NASA hasn’t sent humans into space on its own spacecraft since the Space Shuttle orbiters retired, so they really want to be sure things are working properly before astronauts climb aboard the next-generation Orion capsule. Earlier today, NASA simulated a “Minimum System Test” in which some of Orion’s parachutes were… »8/26/15 6:41pm

The ISS Crew Collects Russian Pee for Its Water Supply

Did you know that the US and Russian sections of the International Space Station have long used separate water purification systems? It’s due to a dispute reaching back to the 80s over best water filtration practices. But, Bloomberg reports that a more pressing difference in the two sections’ processes centers around… »8/25/15 2:40pm

This Is How NASA Moves Its Fancy Orion Capsule And Who Knows What Else

A very large truck is moving something enormous near Jacksonville, Florida right now, and whatever it is, it looks as though it is connected to a sophisticated cooling system. Back in December 2014, NASA moved a similar-looking container with the Orion capsule inside to Kennedy Space Center following Orion’s… »8/18/15 4:16pm