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."Read More
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!Read More
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)Read More
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.Read More
Now where is Tauntaun Olaf?
Some fantastic Sith Elsa cosplay by Amanda Dawn at this year's Dragon Con.Read More
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.Read More
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 theRead More
DetroitGotham City filming of Batman v Superman.
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.Read More
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.Read More
Guys. Earth is a magical kingdom.
OK, NASA. Yes, you won the unofficial contest for "most literally awesome GIF Tweet." But you do have an unfair advantage.Read More