by Becky Chambers | 4:30 pm, April 20th, 2014
by Rebecca Pahle | 12:10 pm, April 16th, 2014
Was NASA astronaut Steve Swanson, currently residing on the ISS, already wearing this Firefly t-shirt (“Shipping & Logistics: Everything’s Shiny”) when he decided to take the first Instagram sent from space? Or did he decide to take the pic and then think “Wait, this could be even more nerdy. Time to go change!” Either way, gotta love it.
For the second Instagram taken from space, by the way, Swanson wore a t-shirt featuring the symbol of the Klingon Empire. Should we be worried about his allegiances? Check that one out behind the jump.READ MORE
by Becky Chambers | 4:30 pm, April 6th, 2014
by Becky Chambers | 4:30 pm, March 30th, 2014
by Rebecca Pahle | 5:00 pm, March 5th, 2014
by Jill Pantozzi | 5:44 pm, February 26th, 2014
Part of me can’t even believe I wrote that headline. But it’s true. The voice of Portal’s maniacal GLaDOS, Ellen McLain helped with this video fro the education and public outreach department of NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, focusing on STEM education.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 11:45 am, February 21st, 2014
Just recently we told you about Will Ferrell’s new production company set to focus on female-led television and film comedy projects. I think this project it too new to fall under their umbrella but it totally fits. Don’t Trust the B star Krysten Ritter is leading a new NBC series called Mission Control where she’ll play a NASA engineer in 1965.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 4:33 pm, January 29th, 2014
In case you didn’t know, about two weeks ago NASA announced that it had found this rock where they hadn’t expected it to be. All of a sudden the thing had just appeared in a location they’d already photographed it conspicuously not being.
No, the answer was not aliens.
NASA eventually concluded that the rock probably was moved there when the Curiosity Rover had done a tight turn 1-2 meters from where the rock is now, and used it as an opportunity to study the effects of being flipped over. That is, to study the effect Mars’ environment has on a native surface that hasn’t been oriented towards the sun and elements for a while.
Now a gentleman who is suing NASA for negligent science, for not coming to the obvious conclusion that that rock is actually a mushroom, and therefore evidence of life on Mars.READ MORE
by Sam Maggs | 5:00 pm, January 3rd, 2014
by Noelle Micarelli | 2:45 pm, November 6th, 2013
NASA’s Kepler space telescope has spent three years searching for exoplanets – planets outside our solar system – that could potentially support life. Analysis of the data collected now suggests that there are billions of Earth-sized planets orbiting at a safe distance from Sun-like stars in our galaxy.READ MORE