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Space

  1. Women Use Less Calories Than Men; Let’s Send Ladies to Mars

    Men are from Mars, women should go there.

    Writing for Slate, a participant in a NASA-funded Mars Mission simulation studied the caloric intake and burn rate of her colleagues, and has a suggestion for manned missions to Mars that's right up our alley.

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  2. NASA Catches The Sun Getting Into The Halloween Spirit

    Boys and girls of every age, wouldn't you like to see something strange?

    Trick or treat, smell my heat, give me something good to eat (like a planet)!

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  3. Wanna Name a Space Droid? In SPACE? Then Enter This NASA Contest!

    But try to think of something more creative than "Space Droid."

    NASA has a new "free-flying robot" they'll be sending up to help out the International Space Station crew in 2017. But let's be honest: "free-flying robot" is kind of a mouthful. That's why the space agency wants help creating a name for the little guy, as well as a new mission patch design!

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  4. A Comet Is About to Scrape by Mars, and NASA Will Share What They Hope to Learn From It Live Today at 2PM EDT

    NASA's MAVEN is in a unique position to observe a comet that is going to come ten times closer to Mars than any comet ever has to Earth, and it will help us learn about the early solar system.

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  5. 13-Year-Old Girl in Training to Be the First Person on Mars, NASA Thinks She Could Succeed

    Just watch out for those water monsters.

    Mark this one down in the win column for women in STEM. Whether or not Alyssa Carson actually achieves her big dream of making history on Mars, her dedication to studies in science and languages, plus her becoming the first person to attend all three of NASA's world space camps, is inspiring. Don't take my word for it—NASA spokesman Paul Foreman agrees.

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  6. Send Your Name to Mars Aboard NASA’s Orion and Get Interplanetary Frequent Flyer Miles

    Great. How many do I need to get to Mars myself?

    NASA wants your name to be written in the stars! Or at the very least, they want to put it on a microchip and shoot it into space for science, which actually sounds a lot more useful.

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  7. New York Times Apologizes for Racist India Space Program Cartoon

    "Knock Knock." "Who's there?" "Prejudice."

    Recently, India became only the first country ever to put a spacecraft in Mars orbit on the first try with their Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM). While Mars needs MOM, no one needed the New York Times cartoon about India's maturing space program.

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  8. Protest Halts NASA Commercial Human Spaceflight Partner Program With Boeing and SpaceX

    If you can't get along, we'll turn this spaceship right around and go home!

    We were excited when NASA announced that it would bring human spaceflight back to the United States with a partner program for commercial companies Boeing and SpaceX, but not everyone has been equally thrilled. Spaceflight company Sierra Nevada was passed over for NASA contracts in favor of the other two companies, and now they're contesting the decision through the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

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  9. NASA Considering Putting Humans in Stasis for Real-Life Mars Missions

    Just don't break any quarantine protocols.

    Depending on its position in orbit, it takes a long time to get to Mars from Earth, so NASA is seriously considering a method of putting astronauts in stasis to make the mission easier and hopefully avoid any warning beacons about dangerous xenomorphs.

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  10. Things We Saw Today: The ISS Has A Really Great View

    I've got a few trees and a bunch of buildings, so I guess the International Space Station wins this round. "The Milky Way steals the show from Sahara sands that make the Earth glow orange," wrote astronaut/photographer Reid Wiseman. (via NASA)

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