From digestion to the rate we age, life in space could have surprising side effects.
You may not know who astronauts Scott Kelly and Mark Kelly are by just their names, but they may change the future of spaceflight.Read More
First apple pie, first dinner, first flower, first sunset...
Astronaut Scott Kelly shared his "firsts" on Instagram, sharing with everyone the first time he's experienced every little thing since returning from space.Read More
Scott Kelly’s Return Filled With Catching Up (Thanks Stephen Colbert!) and Mysteries (That Jumpsuit!)
Scott Kelly has begun to get re-acclimated to being back on Earth. Thankfully, he seems to be getting some help.Read More
Astronaut Scott Kelly, who returned a few days ago from spending just under a year on the International Space Station has had substantial changes occur within his body over the prolonged period of time he's spent up there.Read More
American astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko are due to return to Earth tonight after spending 340 days on the International Space Station, and NASA is currently live-streaming coverage of his return, starting with a farewell and a hatch closure that's going on now, with de-orbit and landing coverage scheduled to begin at 10:15 PM. You can watch the coverage above!Read More
Concept artist Joshua James Shaw shared some early concept art for Deadpool's Negasonic Teenage Warhead, and it's fascinating to see the different iterations she went through.Read More
Scientists in space have to combat tedium in one way or another, right?Read More
In space, apparently people CAN hear you tweet. Or use Tumblr.
As of today, Cdr. Kelly says he's on day 321 of his Year in Space, but he's also gone over 500 days in space total! So what better way to celebrate than to answer questions posed by strangers on the Internet?Read More
While most of us on the East Coast woke up to white blanketing our streets and backyards, you can get a whole different glimpse of what Winter Storm Jonas looks like when you're orbiting hundreds of miles above the Earth.Read More
Space botany! The future is now.
This weekend, the astronauts up on the International Space Station reached a major milestone: they grew the first flower in space.Read More
Beeltejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejui—
Astronaut Scott Kelly sure finds entertaining ways to pass the time during his year in space--in addition to his awesome space playlist, he's also busy making sure the ISS is good and haunted.Read More
This DeLorean cake was originally made for Back to the Future Day by Tattooed Bakers, but it's just so awesome that we can't imagine anyone in their right mind would want to cut into it and ruin the majesty.Read More
Like a science-themed version of the hypothetical "desert island playlist."
Astronaut Scott Kelly, who broke the record for being the US citizen who's spent the most time in space, recently shared the music playlist that he listens to as a method for keeping himself company out there in the black. Kelly spoke to Spotify, where his playlist is hosted, to share his thoughts on how the songs helped him keep his wits about him.Read More
Astronaut Scott Kelly Has a Great Anti-Bullying Message for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
Listen up, Earthlings.
If a victim were capable of fixing things on their own, the world would have no problems. As NASA astronaut Scott Kelly points out, it's important not to just be a bystander but instead to speak out when you see something that's unacceptable in society—whether it's bullying or anything else. It's important to have vocal allies. If you won't take it from me, take it from a spaceman.Read More
If one twin ages 10 milliseconds less than his brother, does anyone actually care?
As totally and unbelievably awesome as it would be to have "Space Explorer" as your job title, astronauts lives are not quite as simple as ours here on Earth -- extended time in space contributes to a whole host of health problems. But now NASA has a fairly inexpensive way to test propensity for such issues: identical twins.Read More