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…
Lana Del Rey’s music video for “Love,” her most recent single, is quintessentially Lana. And by now, we know what that means: dreamy, slow-moving, and yellow-filtered, with a camera that lingers on the singer’s dramatic visage.
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…
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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.
Scientists have confirmed that a dagger found in Tutankhamun’s tomb was fashioned from a meteorite. This suggests that the boy king was living exactly like any teenaged boy who found himself king, acquiring as many totally fucking metal toys as possible.
After a year in space, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly has returned to Earth, where things are currently going very well.
Sarah Parcak has a great job title: She’s a space archeologist.
Last Tuesday, Hillary Clinton had a meeting with the editorial board of New Hampshire’s Conway Daily Sun during which she discussed serious issues including the economy and foreign policy. She also fielded one question about the most serious issue of all: UFOs.
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.
A group of six very cool Russian women have locked themselves in a fake space ship in an attempt to study what an eight-day all-female mission to the moon might do to a person psychologically and physically.
Now you can save your loved ones the stress of planning your funeral by having your remains sent to the moon. A company called Elysium Space has created small metallic cubes that can hold cremated remains. They will launch clusters of these cubes into outer space, where they will soft land on the moon’s surface. So,…
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.
Being the big, bright, volatile and self-destructive balls of gas they are, stars aren’t really just like us. Or—wait a minute.
Sonia Van Meter is the managing director of Stanford Caskey, a national Democratic opposition research firm. She's also one of 100 candidates selected by Mars One for Martian colonization in 2025. Many are skeptical of Mars One's prospects; many (like Buzz Aldrin) hope the mission succeeds. Regardless, Mars is the…
Before you rail against the attention paid to Kim K. when there's, like, real news happening: The Wall Street Journal compared the number of tweets containing #BreakTheInternet and "Kardashian" vs. #cometlanding and "comet," from the 24-hour period starting 11 a.m. yesterday. Turns out space program won, hands down.
I feel grumpy. It's probably too late for me to be up. There's a house full of people, some kind of party. I go to my parents' room to lie on the bed, and my Grandpa Pat comes after me. He wants a hug and a kiss. I don't feel like it. I like him, but I'm always a little shy: he's got that big barrel chest and smells…