Japan Just Successfully Tested Its Asteroid-Shattering Space Cannon

You have to crawl before you can walk—be you a baby or an asteroid-blasting space cannon. Now, after a successful test-fire here on Earth, Japan's specially made cannon for its Hayabusa 2 spacecraft is ready to take its first, real steps in outer space. » 10/24/13 10:26am 10/24/13 10:26am

High-School Students Plan Hypothetical NASA Mission, Discover It's Real

Two weeks ago, NASA released an insanely beautiful video of the Japanese Hayabusa spacecraft exploding over the Australian Outback. Turns out the video was planned and shot by a couple high schoolers from a NASA DC-8 aircraft. Feeling inadequate yet? » 6/28/10 1:39pm 6/28/10 1:39pm