Perhaps the most famous scientist alive today is astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson. He has his own internet meme and is the host of the major network TV show Cosmos. Tyson recently talked about alien contact being the next frontier.
Private manufacturer SpaceX recently unveiled the updated version of its Dragon spacecraft. The Dragon V2 has a number of improvements, but the company is particularly proud of its ability to “land anywhere on Earth with the accuracy of a helicopter”, thanks to its SuperDraco engines.
If Humans are ever to spend more than a few days on the surface of the moon or other planet, they will need some sort of shelter. An entrepreneur from Sweden has created a crowdfunding initiative to build what he says could be the first structure on the moon’s surface.
A group of amateur astronomers working with NASA’s blessing raised money to help fund the work needed to reestablish communications with a satellite called ISEE-3 that launched in 1978. That satellite was originally supposed to study the Sun, but it was re-tasked and sent much deeper into space to investigate a comet in the 1980s.
NASA has unveiled its latest flying test vehicle called thee Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project or LDSD. The project has created a vehicle that looks like the flying saucers we normally expect to see in science fiction.
We have seen plenty of stuff tied to a balloon over the years and set into the atmosphere and the edge of space. Ford has done this recently by attaching a model of the all-new 2015 Mustang to a balloon and setting it free to climb.
Long before we were using our joysticks to play Space Invaders and Galaga, they were using joysticks in the space program. In 1971, Apollo 15 became the fourth manned mission to land on the moon. Mission commander Dave Scott had to manually guide the Falcon lunar landing module back on course after it veered away from the intended landing site.
Ever get the feeling that you’re being watched? Well, you probably are. From space. NASA worked with high school students to design the International Space Station High Definition Earth Viewing or ISS HDEV, an experiment that lets anyone with Internet access watch our lovely planet live from space.
NASA’s Cassini probe has been in orbit around Saturn for years now and it takes some of the coolest pictures that NASA shows off. Saturn is one of the most incredible planets for many fans of space thanks to its system of rings.
NASA has announced that it is set to send the OPALS – or Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science – device to the ISS. What that means is that NASA is sending a laser up to the ISS that can be used to send messages including HD video back to the Earth with more bandwidth and speed than conventional methods.
What do you do when you just want to get off of this big blue marble we call Earth? Well, you can call NASA and try to hitch a ride to the International Space Station. Or you could build yourself a replica of the Space Shuttle on your roof.
A rather large asteroid named 2014 DX110 is set to make a “close approach” to the Earth today. Astronomers say the asteroid will indeed pass between the Earth and Moon. While that sounds frighteningly close to use, it’s actually very far away.
Jeff Highsmith is an amazing dad. The proof is right here. He built this awesome Mission Control desk for his oldest son. His kid needed his own desk so he could do his homework, so he used MDF (medium-density fiberboard) to construct a basic desk.
Reach for the stars every time you touch your ears with these Constellation Earrings. They feature none other than one of the most well-known constellations of all time: the Big Dipper and Little Dipper.
NASA is always out to find new way to propel their rockets. One enterprising geek apparently took it upon himself to send NASA a proposal to power a rocket with a “shit load of Coke” and a bunch of Mentos.
It’s been a while since we talked about the comet ISON. We mentioned back in January that if the comet survives its brush with the sun later this month, it could be the brightest comet seen in hundreds of years.