CAIRO—Claiming that one of the world’s most famous and iconic historic structures couldn’t have been constructed using the resources available at the time, proponents of a controversial new theory suggested this week that aliens may have built Egypt’s ancient intergalactic spaceport. “Archaeologists say the Great…
A NASA study in which astronaut Scott Kelly lived at the International Space Station for one year while his identical twin brother, Mark Kelly, remained on Earth found a 7 percent change in genes as a result of staying in space, including those involved in the immune system. What do you think?
Vodafone and Audi are collaborating to create the first lunar mobile network by 2019 in support of a subsequent private mission to the moon. What do you think?
HOUSTON—After an exhaustive 18-month evaluation process in which an applicant pool of hundreds was narrowed down to the two very buffest candidates, NASA announced Friday that it had chosen a pair of hot, ripped astronauts to take part in the first-ever man-on-man mission to Mars.
Breaking the previous record of 534 days, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson has now spent more time in space than any other American. What do you think?
Astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth and later a record-setter for oldest person in space aboard a 1998 mission, has died at age 95. What do you think?
Peggy Whitson, age 56, is about to embark on her third mission aboard the International Space Station, making her the oldest woman to be sent into space. What do you think?
Here is a guide to the major speakers who will be addressing attendees on the third night of the 2016 Republican National Convention:
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL—Expressing their excitement to share the historic item with visitors, Kennedy Space Center officials confirmed Thursday that the suit worn by Buzz Aldrin on February 24, 2015 when he lobbied the Senate to increase NASA funding was now on display for public viewing. “We are honored to add to our…
NASA has received over 18,000 applications for their astronaut program, three times as many as in the previous hiring round in 2012. What do you think?
Here are the requirements candidates must meet to qualify for NASA’s astronaut program:
Astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted an image of an orange zinnia that has been grown entirely within the International Space Station’s Veggie chamber despite damages the plant suffered from humidity and mold, an accomplishment that NASA hopes will lead to other agricultural developments in outer space. What do you think?
BOSTON—Noting his short outbursts of laughter as he charged across the house, sources confirmed Saturday that pajama-clad 5-year-old Lucas Mason made a turbulent rampage through a dinner party hosted by his parents. Mason, who reportedly hopped around the living room growling and stomping like a dinosaur in front of…
British astronaut Tim Peake, scheduled to depart for the International Space Station on December 15, plans to run the London Marathon next April while aboard the spacecraft by strapping into a treadmill that simulates normal gravity by applying downward force. What do you think?
Research teams at MIT and Northeastern University have been given a prototype of NASA’s Valkyrie humanoid robot, a machine designed to withstand the harsh conditions of space, to test how it might best be used in an upcoming mission to Mars. What do you think?
We all want to believe that our lives have meaning and purpose, that our actions can have a lasting impact on the world around us. But on the grand scale of the universe, a human life passes in the blink of an eye, all remembrance of it lost like a grain of sand on an endlessly shifting beach. Terrifying though it may…
MILKY WAY—Noting with exasperation that the whole thing had become “a logistical nightmare,” astronaut Rick Stolt told reporters today that a delayed Soyuz rocket launch caused him to miss his connecting flight from the International Space Station to the Andromeda Galaxy. “This is just typical Space Agency…
HUNTSVILLE, AL—Aiming to provide attendees with an authentic glimpse into the nation’s space program, representatives for the U.S. Space & Rocket Center announced Thursday that its newly updated Space Camp will allow children to simulate the anger and mounting frustration experienced by NASA personnel over a continual…
The University of Connecticut has announced that alumnus Rick Mastracchio, who is currently orbiting the globe aboard the International Space Station, will deliver this year’s commencement address from space. What do you think?