Inside the Chamber Where NASA Recreates Space on Earth

Inside Building 32 at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas sits Chamber A, a marvel of engineering, cleanliness, and design. It's also the closest you can come to being in space without strapping into a rocket. » 11/17/14 12:26pm 11/17/14 12:26pm

The haunting beauty of abandoned playground rockets

Once, these rocket ships helped countless schoolchildren to conquer the vast reaches of space. Now, they look like a good way to get tetanus, with their rusty distressed metal. Photographer Lauren Orchowski's new book Rocket Science documents their beautiful decrepitude. » 9/15/10 7:30am 9/15/10 7:30am

The Most Badass Female Space Pilots Of All Time

Some of the hottest hot-shot pilots in space opera are women. It's a longstanding tradition in science fiction to show women taking the controls of starships, space fighters and star-cruisers, and here are our favorite badass female cockpit jockeys. » 7/10/09 3:13pm 7/10/09 3:13pm