By the time melted ice caps and rising sea levels wipe out 90 percent of human life, Donald Trump’s descendants will be among the elite who have shuttled off to Mars in tiny pods originally built by NASA. On Tuesday, Trump signed a bill allocating $19.5 billion to NASA for a crewed mission to Mars, deep space, and the…
A major scientific discovery was announced on Wednesday that involves 1) the possibility of life on other planets besides Earth and 2) keeping an open mind.
A NASA astronaut will become the oldest woman in space. Hopefully she can take me with her.
Lance Bass still thinks he’s going to space. This is starting to get uncomfortable!
NASA’s long under-celebrated black female mathematicians are getting a belated profile boost thanks to the movie Hidden Figures. But even as their names become more recognizable, maybe even household names, some of the genius women portrayed in the film have remained modest about the historical significance of their…
During a reportedly routine test, a SpaceX rocket in Cape Canaveral, Florida exploded this morning. The blast shook buildings “several miles” away from the site and filled the sky with smoke.
In the trailer for Hidden Figures—a long overdue science movie with black women as the focal point—Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe portray NASA mathematicians whose contributions to space travel were historically under-celebrated.
Dear readers, please tell me: is this pic of a rocket covered in pink paint NASA posted to their Instagram on Thursday a dick or what?
At around 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Fox Newsperson Greta Van Susteren let it be known that she was really pissed, and inconvenienced, and also honestly suspicious of the amount of time it took NASA to release images taken of Pluto in a 2015 flyby. What secrets could be on Pluto that it took a whole YEAR for NASA’s…
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.
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."