The first spacecraft that feels from the future will blast off soon

SpaceX just got its first crewed spaceship contract from NASA for the Crew Dragon spacecraft and it’s set to bring us back to space on American spaceships after so many years without. Along with the Boeing Starliner, the Crew Dragon will start making crewed space flights in 2017. For reference, the last flight of the… »Wednesday 3:30pm11/25/15 3:30pm

A Swarm of Satellites Will Soon Keep Us Safe From Fires

The GIF above, created by NASA, may leave you wondering why our government is building a planetary shield. Something you’re not telling us, NASA? According to the space agency, NASA’s shield plan has nothing to do with intergalactic threats—it’s protection against a danger on the ground. The space agency wants to… »11/20/15 7:40pm11/20/15 7:40pm

The First Time NASA Docked with a Soviet Spacecraft in Orbit

Two spacecraft drifted closer to one another far above planet Earth, as they prepared to dock. It was July 17th, 1975, and they were about to make history. For the first time, a United States Apollo and Soviet Union Soyuz spacecraft would dock with one another, an enormously symbolic mission that served as a small… »11/18/15 2:00pm11/18/15 2:00pm

NASA's Super Guppy Eats Spacecraft Parts for Breakfast

NASA’s Super Guppy aircraft is one of the most extravagant cargo planes in the world. The awkwardly shaped aircraft has been in service since 1965, and was specifically designed to carry oversized payloads, like rocket stages and spacecrafts. This Tuesday she was fed with the Orion service module stacking assembly… »11/06/15 5:15pm11/06/15 5:15pm

That "Spooky" Halloween Asteroid is a Dead Comet That Looks Like a Skull

If you weren’t already having nightmares about the “Halloween asteroid” taking a detour and crashing into New York City, well, this space rock just got a little spookier. First off, Spooky isn’t an asteroid; according to NASA, it’s a dead comet. Worse! It looks like a haunted human skull. »10/31/15 10:30am10/31/15 10:30am

Space Probe to Dive Through Geysers Erupting from Saturn's Icy Moon Enceladus

Saturn’s ice moon Enceladus is a brilliant white snowball. It’s got a global ocean beneath its surface. It’s got freakkin’ ice volcanoes. Best of all, based on samples collected during today’s historic flyby with NASA probe Cassini, we might soon know if Enceladus is habitable. »10/28/15 2:54pm10/28/15 2:54pm