After a year in space, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly has returned to Earth, where things are currently going very well.
On Monday, the National Science Foundation doubled-down on its commitment to eradicating sexual harassment and gender-based discrimination in science with the announcement that it may terminate funding to any institution that fails to adhere to Title IX guidelines.
Aw, an asteroid is planning to drop by Earth this Christmas Eve, just like your third cousin who comes over and steals all the frosted Santa cookies before they’re finished. But, unlike your cousin, this asteroid will cause you no emotional harm.
On Monday, Ahmed Mohamed met President Obama briefly during Astronomy Night, an event for starstruck kids to check out the White House and hear the POTUS speak.
Earlier this week, wheezing reddened pile of bagpipes Rush Limbaugh objected to the news that there’s liquid water on Mars—it’s more like a “sneaky leftist agenda” on Mars to get people to care about climate change, he argued, for some reason. On Tuesday, he went ahead and brought Muslims into it, too. Why not.
You may have heard the news today that NASA discovered flowing water on the surface of Mars. Fascinating discovery, right? Not according to conservative talk show host and delusional pork dumpling Rush Limbaugh. As far as he’s concerned, this announcement is but a mere portion of the larger “leftist agenda.”
Nichelle Nichols, who played Lieutenant Uhura on the original Star Trek television show, revealed that she will be heading out on a NASA flight in September.
Sorry, Pluto. You’ll have to take solace in your Dashboard Confessional albums, because NASA just dropped a new, fully illuminated photo of Earth, and it is pure sex.
Hello, small human on a minuscule planet. There’s some nifty stuff going on in the infinite universe. Specifically, the New Horizons spacecraft—or, to use the technical term, “space thingy”—has completed its a nine-and-a-half year trip to Pluto and scientists are getting sexy close-up shots of our favorite dwarf…
I was a kid the first time I watched The Wrath of Khan. I was a dedicated TNG fan and I'd seen the one with the whales, but when I bucked my bedtime and settled down to catch a late-night showing, I had no idea Spock dies at the end. As the credits rolled, I fucking sobbed.
Shaylee was busy playing with her toys on the couch when footage from one of NASA's Space Shuttle launches started playing on television. Anyone who's witnessed something as awe-inspiring as human spaceflight will surely identify with her sense of wonder. All together now: ISSAWOCKETSHIIIIIIIIP!
NASA has responded to the controversy surrounding Beyonce's use of an audio clip from the Challenger space shuttle disaster in one of her new songs, "XO."
Pictured here: Leland Melvin (NASA Astronaut and the Agency's Associate Administrator for Education) with his two dogs, Jake and Scout (Adorable Assistants to NASA's Associate Administrator for Education).
Would you let NASA watch you sleep on a slight, six-degree decline for free? What about for $18,000 and a little certificate saying you were once an assistant astronaut, but also with the catch that researchers could draw funny, ineffable doodles on your face with a laundry marker? If you’re in reasonably good shape…
In "history was hella sexist, year 1962," NASA's Director of Public Information responded to a woman inquiring about becoming an astronaut that they had "no existing program concerning woman astronauts nor do we contemplate any such plan.” Ouch.
JUST KIDDING I'M OBVIOUSLY JUST KIDDING. Although I'm sure there's some dumb dude in some backyard somewhere meat-chortling about zomg what happens when they all get their periods in null gravity and their synced-up cycles pull all of Jupiter's moons out of whack you can't drive a spaceship when there's melted Dove…
What were you accomplishing with the power of social media when you were fifteen? If you were like me, you were color-coding your AIM profile with artistic precision and uploading Legolas fanart to DeviantArt.com. If you were like current high school sophomore Abigail Harrison, you were communicating with NASA…
Earlier this morning the Curiosity Rover tweeted a photo of a penis it had drawn on the surface of Mars with the caption, "FUCKING BORED." A NASA official has explained that they believe this is a new attempt by the rover to provoke Martian life into revealing themselves by angering them. Curiosity is reportedly…
Holy shit, y'all. We (humanity) have successfully landed another rover on Mars. Pics or it didn't happen? BLADOW — check out this photo from the war planet sent directly from rover Curiosity itself.
Yesterday, Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, passed away after battling pancreatic cancer for a year and a half. But hidden in her obituary was a surprise — she was survived by Tam O'Shaughnessy, her partner of 27 years. Tam O'Shaughnessy is a woman.