NASA recently announced they would be conducting a mission to visit a nearby asteroid to collect samples from its surface by 2018. Some politicians in Congress want NASA to bypass this mission and go directly to Mars or visit the moon.
Most of us are familiar with the Big Bang theory, a cataclysmic explosion responsible for the expansion of the universe. However, for many Americans, they're just not so sure it even happened. In fact, a recent study shows that half of study respondents said they were "not too confident" or "not at ...
Pee and other human waste certainly aren't the most glamorous aspects of space, but all the same, they're a practical problem for those in orbit. For instance, there comes the critical question: What to do with astronaut waste? Fortunately, scientists have come up with a new process that can recy...
We know the current discourse of science and technology, but do we ever care what the everyday people think about it? The Pew Research Center does. Their latest study asked Americans about future scientific and technological developments.
Thank the International Space Station for taking on a healthier mission. The Vegetable Production System, otherwise known as 'Veggie,' will be sent to the space station aboard the SpaceX Dragon CRS-3 mission, allowing astronauts to also add fresh salad to their menu and determine the feasibility and...
Today at the American College of Cardiology’s 63rd Annual Scientific Session a study will be presented about the heart health of astronauts who have been exposed to long periods of microgravity in space.
Whether you're an aspiring fashion designer someone who just figured out how to operate a computer, you can now vote for the design of new deep-space astronaut suits.
Congress might be under some pressure this year as the White House has dropped another astronomical bill in their laps. Perhaps less controversial than bills past, this proposal is for NASA’s base budget in 2015.
Dale Gardner’s countless contributions to NASA as well as his country will not be forgotten. Gardner passed away last Wednesday in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His 8½-year career with NASA came during an historical time for the space program.
Spring is just about four weeks away, but the winter remains the coldest it has been all year. Despite warmer days in the past week, winter is still roaring in certain areas. A NASA satellite photographed the Great Lakes on Feb. 19th and showed that the bodies of water were 80% frozen.
In 2024 the Mars One project plans to send a crew of astronauts from Earth to the Red Planet. Thus far in the process, there is no technology to develop a return flight from Mars, so the participants will be receiving a one-way ticket. This project is not popular among Islamic leaders.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have successfully cultivated vegetables in space. They were grown in the space station’s greenhouse “Lada," which is a vegetation chamber created to provide a "space garden" for astronauts during their long flights.