"Women of NASA" features minifigures of astronauts Sally Ride and Mae Jemison, astronomer Nancy Grace Roman, and computer scientist Margaret Hamilton.Read More
Queue the Star Wars Mustic
Nothing says joy like watching Astronauts play with a fidget spinner IN SPACE. NASA sent their astronauts on the International Space Station the "it" toy of 2017 and they, of course, showed off their skills on the internet. NASA's Randy Bresnik (@AstroKomrade), NASA's Joseph Acaba (@AstroAcaba), and Paolo Nespoli (@Astro_Paolo) perform impressive forward and backward summersaults with their fidget spinner.Read More
Things We Saw Today: What Do We Think Is Happening In These “Desperate and Dangerous” Han Solo Set Photos?
Time for some speculation, nerds! Han Solo director Ron Howard recently shared two photos from the set, both of which he captioned as showing "desperate and dangerous times."Read More
Yesterday, NASA opened the Katherine G. Johnson Computational Research Facility (CRF) at Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Johnson, whose life was one of the inspirations for Hidden Figures, worked as a "human computer" at Langley in the 1960s, calculating the trajectories for the first US space flights.Read More
NASA's Cassini spacecraft ended its historic 20-year career this morning by doing science until the very end.Read More
What do you think will be the last thing it sees?
For us Earth-bound humans, NASA wants to take you to Cassini's final moments via live broadcast, which will show the little probe's "grand finale," so to speak.Read More
As she heads back from her 288-day stint at the International Space Station (ISS), astronaut Peggy Whitson can celebrate her NASA/American records for most time spent in space (665 days) and oldest female astronaut.Read More
1,069 robots all danced together in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China to break the Guinness World Record for "most robots dancing simultaneously."Read More
Greetings, fellow eclipse-slackers! If you're like me and kept forgetting to seek out protective eyewear, are (count your blessings) not in America, or extremely comfortable at your computer, thankyouverymuch, here's how to watch the eclipse without having to go outside.Read More
TIME's neat feature lets you see what the Solar eclipse will look like from different zip codes around the United States.Read More
NASA's recent job-opening of "Planetary Protection Officer" went viral last week for its science fiction-esque title, and New Jersey fourth grader Jack Davis decided to apply.Read More
So is the application process a Last Starfighter situation or ... ?
You know the kind of sci-fi movie where you're staring at the screen in disbelief not because of the amazement of how far special effects have come, but because some bonehead is getting a little too comfortable with a seemingly harmless specimen from an alien world, and you just know it's about to sprout some gnarly teeth and gnaw some faces off? Yeah, NASA's seen those, too, which is why they have a "planetary protection officer" job opening.Read More
In case you weren't aware, today is #NationalColoringBookDay, and if you needed an excuse to take some quiet time out of the day to color some books, I'm going to go ahead and say that's a-okay.Read More
Netflix dropped a neat featurette today that shows off a bit more of The Defenders, which lands on Netflix August 18th.Read More
Stickers, heal thyselves.
Some people at NASA got wind of a company selling magical healing stickers—sorry, "smart stickers" that are "programmed" to promote healing but are actually just stickers and not magic or programmed at all—and they were less than impressed by claims that related to the space agency. The company has now apologized for that bit of fakery, but not the rest of it.Read More
Gwyneth Paltrow Is Hawking Magic Healing Stickers Made From Spacesuits & Yeah, NASA Would Like a Word
A NASA scientist has some thoughts on Goop's claim that these "carbon fiber" stickers made from space technology will stimulate your receptors and whatnot.Read More
This summer, one of the most impressive—and frankly hard to miss—astronomical events will occur across pretty much the entire United States of America. In August 2017, a total Solar eclipse will cut a path from Oregon to South Carolina, with even those outside of the narrow path of totality getting a pretty great show up and down the whole country.Read More
NASA's MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission) has been studying the upper atmosphere of Mars since September 2014, and NASA shared MAVEN's ten most important discoveries so far.Read More
Tor.com shared some amazing photos of a ballgown whose bodice is made from the spines of old books!Read More
Tune into a far-away view of our big blue planet while calming music plays to soothe our ragged nocturnal souls. Was the secret to falling asleep in outer space all along?Read More