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  1. Two Women Soon to Be on ISS Long-Term Crew for Only the Second Time in History

    Today in good news.

    Samantha Cristoforetti, Italy's first female astronaut, will blast off this weekend to join the ISS crew, including Russian cosmonaut Elana Serova, in orbit. That will make this only the second time in the space station's 16 years of operation that two women have been on its six-member crew at the same time.

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  2. Unmanned Antares Rocket Explodes Just After Launch To International Space Station

    Writes NASA, "A mishap occurred shortly after liftoff. Orbital has declared a contingency. NASA and Orbital are still determining when a press conference will be held."

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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. 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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  5. NASA Report Now Says Private Human Spaceflight May Raise ISS Costs

    This is why we can't have nice things.

    NASA was pretty pumped about their decision to award Boeing and SpaceX with contracts to bring human spaceflight back to the U.S., but a new internal audit shows they might not want to get over the Moon about it just yet. As it turns out, maintaining the ISS until 2024 with private contractors may actually cost more money than the already expensive Russian Soyuz space capsules.

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  6. Things We Saw Today: Sith Elsa Is Not To Be Toyed With

    Now where is Tauntaun Olaf?

    Some fantastic Sith Elsa cosplay by Amanda Dawn at this year's Dragon Con.

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  7. Astronauts Make Long Distance Calls From ISS To Elementary School Students

    Space: the most adorable frontier

    Wanna get children into science? Talking about it with them is a good start. Of course, if you're an astronaut currently aboard the International Space Station, odds are you're going to get the kids' attentions a lot quicker than their parents or teachers can.

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  8. Things We Saw Today: Detroit Is Turning Into Gotham City

    Oh, it's for Batman v Superman and not Batkid? Oh well.

    Feast your X-Ray vision or little bat lenses on some tweeted set photos from the Detroit Gotham City filming of Batman v Superman.

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  9. NASA Addresses William Shatner as Captain, Updates Him on the ISS, Is This Real Life?

    Captain's log: Checked in on NASA's quaint "space station."

    Being the quintessential Starfleet Captain has its perks, including NASA addressing you as such and updating you on missions, apparently. Good to know the space program is keeping ol' Kirk in the loop.

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  10. Don’t Worry, Fellow Humans: Science Is Hard At Work On Space Beer

    Mars needs moms Molson.

    We put a Buzz in space, but can we get a buzz on in space? Fear not, Earthlings: scientists and breweries across our planet are already hard at work ensuring that if we ever meet extraterrestrials in the final frontier, we'll have a couple of quality cold ones in the chamber to share.

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