Take a little mudcake, almond buttercake, vanilla madeira sponge, and ivory marshmallow fondant and—voila—an edible Jupiter that would make an astronaut proud.
“Teleportation would be cool, certainly.”
Japan sent a tiny humanoid robot in space to keep an astronaut company.
The Curiosity rover has been on Mars for almost a year. This time-lapse video shows what, exactly, it’s been up to. Here’s more.
Read more. [Image: Mark Avino and Roland H. Cunningham, Smithsonian Institution]
Happy Birthday NASA!
July 29, 1958: NASA is Created
On this day in 1958, the United States Congress passed legislation creating the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Since its creation, NASA has played a vital role in coordinating all of the US’ activity in space. The agency spearheads and sponsors space exhibitions and has launched numerous orbiting satellites that have produced information about the solar system and universe.
In recent years, many feel that NASA has experienced numerous setbacks. The most significant being the end of the space shuttle program in 2011.
Celebrate NASA’s birthday with PBS NewsHour’s video of the agency’s newest vehicle “Curiosity.”
photo:Astronaut Edward H. White II’s Space Walk on Gemini IV ca.1965, (NASA)
Planetary Resources, the innovative, bold company with plans to strip-mine asteroids for their valuable resources, has revealed it will use advanced 3-D printing techniques to produce its line of Arkyd space telescopes.
And NASA just successfully test-fired a rocket engine that uses a 3-D printed injector component. The advantage of 3-D printing this part is the speed and precision of the process, which NASA notes would otherwise have required a year of careful machining to make. It doesn’t hurt that it also cost 70% less to produce…
Wow! NASA’s Rejection Letter To A Woman in 1962.
Guess not everyone is as lucky as 7-year old Dexter Walters.
"I heard that you are sending two people to Mars and I would like to come, but I’m 7, so I can’t. I would like to come in the future. What do I need to do to become an astronaut?"
7-year-old Dexter Walters wrote a letter to NASA, and to his surprise, NASA wrote back.
Google celebrates the anniversary of the Roswell UFO case with an interactive alien doodle.
What would it look like if our moon were replaced with any of the planets from our solar system? A little like this
Amazing Photos Of Earth From Above, From Canada’s Tiny Space Program
Canadians go to space too, eh?
A very social media-savvy astronaut from the Frozen North recently took over on the International Space Station, and the images he’s been beaming back are incredible.
Here’s the story and more beautiful images from Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.
Want to know what it’s like to be in outer-space? Now you can ask astronauts in a live Google chat.
What would you ask them?