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Proposed Women of NASA project hits review level on LEGO Ideas, is awesome
Aug 3, 2016

There are a crazy amount of LEGO sets out there, and the coolest part is that fans can pitch their own sets. One of the hottest sets on the idea list? The Women of NASA concept, which aims to celebrate some of the greatest space ladies who ever lived.

NASA institute to study health effects of space travel, how to protect astronauts
Jul 25, 2016

From visual impairment to muscle atrophy, we’re starting to get a good understanding of the problems prolonged space travel can cause to the human body. But, we still don’t really know much about how to address them.

Star Trek fan film casts real-life astronaut
Aug 20, 2015

Samantha Cristoforetti to appear in Star Trek fan film Anaxanar, about Garth of Izar.

Mars One whittles applicants from 200,000 to these 100
Feb 17, 2015

With all the focus on NASA and SpaceX, it’s easy to forget there’s another project in the works trying to get us to Mars within the next decade — albeit as a reality television series.

Watch as two astronauts space walk to upgrade the ISS earlier this week
Oct 8, 2014

While we were all going about our day on Tuesday, two very lucky souls got to float around in orbit for a full six hours outside the International Space Station (ISS). Yeah, we're a little jealous.

16 pics of vintage sci-fi Halloween costumes that kinda creep us out
Oct 29, 2013

Back in the day, kids were a lot more like Leatherface or Michael Myers ... in that they had to make their own masks.

Astronaut shares terrifying details of how he nearly drowned in space
Aug 21, 2013

Many things can go wrong on a spacewalk, but you might never have thought that drowning would be one of them until now.

Scientists already trying to stop Mars astronauts from killing each other
May 30, 2013

We might be more than a decade from a Mars mission, but NASA's already weighing psychological risks.

Russians plan to send robot-assisted monkey to Mars
Dec 14, 2012

A robot will accompany the first primate to Mars on its 520-day roundtrip journey to feed and look after the ape.