When your mission is to explore the realms beyond earth, sometimes things get weird. Really weird. Like, lawsuits over Mars and conspiracy-feeding video mistakes levels of weird. Welcome to the stranger side of NASA.
It’s probably best if we all just come clean and admit that we’ve all thought about this at one time or another: if you were floating weightless, could you fart yourself into motion? I mean, your butt is basically just an integrated bio-ass rocket, right? As you’d expect, it’s more complex than you think, and real…
Our space programs are presented as standing for the good of mankind, peaceful missions of research and exploration. But not everyone sees space as a nonviolent zone. Especially weapon developers.
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.
Without major gravitational forces or oxygen, racing in space sounds near impossible, in theory. But with these ten concepts, we could probably figure it out.
NASA is best known for its work with space-faring vehicles, including some very cool space cars. But the agency has a rich history of unique vehicles here on Earth, too, including many important contributions to the automotive industry. Here are the Earth cars of NASA.
I’m absolutely smitten with the idea of space travel and, by extension, a total sucker for almost any space hardware. Of course, the most exciting bits of space hardware are actual crewed spacecraft. So far, humanity has produced, by my count, ten separate spacecraft to carry us into space. Here’s a chart of them all.
There’s a lot of batshit crazy technology in the field of aerospace research, and not all of it sees the green light. These are the ten most insane space programs that never happened.
Getting into space isn’t easy, and for every proposal that has made it off the ground, there are more proposed solutions, false starts, and batshit crazy ideas that didn’t.
The sacrifices involved when exploring the great beyond are almost incomprehensible by us mere earth-walking mortals. These are the ten most most incredible space badasses known to our world.
Early this morning, the U.S. Air Force tweeted that today marks the 50th anniversary of their first orbiting satellite being launched into space. The satellite referenced in the tweet, known as OV1-2, carried a suite of instruments to better understand the space environment. But was it really the Air Force’s first…
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.
Back in 1999, the United Nations declared that the 4th through the 10th of October would be known as World Space Week. With this resolution, the General Assembly sought to “celebrate each year at the international level the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition.”