What Happened to the Flags on the Moon?

On July 10, 1969, Apollo 11 touched down on the moon. At 10:56 pm eastern standard time, Neil Armstrong accomplished another first. With the immortal words, "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind," (or something like that) Neil Armstrong became the first human to step foot on a major celestial… » 6/23/14 7:00am 6/23/14 7:00am

Meet the people who would leave Earth and take a one-way trip to Mars

Mars One, the program that is planning to create a human settlement on Mars by 2024, has received over 200,000 applications of Earthlings who are interested in leaving their home planet forever by taking a one-way ticket to Mars. This short documentary examines a few of those people's motivation to leave everything… » 3/05/14 10:47pm 3/05/14 10:47pm

The best selfie ever is the one an astronaut takes from freaking space

Here's astronaut Mike Hopkins taking the selfie to end all selfies. It's over, you cant' beat it, give up, return your camera, become a horse jockey. Hopkins snapped a photo of himself in full astronaut suit outside of the ISS as he was spacewalking on Christmas Eve with the beautiful blue Earth in the background. And… » 12/27/13 5:11pm 12/27/13 5:11pm

Astronauts Arrive Home in a Brilliant Ball of Fire

Without any context, it looks like something has gone terribly, terribly wrong in the photo above taken around midnight last night. But that little ball engulfed in flames is doing just fine—and so are the three members of the International Space Station Expedition 36 that were snuggly inside and on their way home. » 9/11/13 1:20pm 9/11/13 1:20pm

How Many People Are Currently in Space Right Now?

If you're ever curious about the exact number of people who are in space right now, the single-serving site aptly named how many people are in space right now? will tell you. The answer is 6. The lucky 6 who are currently living every kid's dream? Americans Chris Cassidy and Karen Nyberg, Russians Pavel Vinogradov,… » 8/26/13 10:00pm 8/26/13 10:00pm

The Perfect Description of One of the Most Important Moments of Your…

An exhausted astronaut searching for oxygen. A soldier bleeding to death crawling to complete his mission. A sailor sinking into the deep sea trying to reach the surface. That's the perfect description of one of the most important, head spinning moments of every human being's life. Watch this outstanding short film… » 1/30/13 10:00pm 1/30/13 10:00pm

Government Sues Apollo Astronaut For Allegedly Stealing a Lunar Camera

NASA officials learned last March that a British auction house had an item labeled "Movie Camera from the Lunar Surface" as part of their Space History Sale. The camera was described in the catalog as being one of two used aboard Apollo 14's lunar module, Antares, and had come directly from the collection of astronaut… » 7/01/11 5:20am 7/01/11 5:20am