Posts tagged "nasa"

Duckfaces For Science: NASA Is Organizing A #GlobalSelfie For Earth Day

NASA has come up with a thoroughly modern way to celebrate Earth Day this year, and it's waaaaayyy easier than planting a tree or taking the bus. The most cutting edge scientific agency in the world wants you to take a selfie. Yes, seriously. The project is called #GlobalSelfie, and here's the lowdown from…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 19, 2014

The Last Man To Walk On The Moon Calls 6-Year-Old Aspiring Astronaut

Connor Johnson, a six-year-old from Colorado, has long dreamed of becoming an astronaut. Now, he is on a mission to save NASA. He launched a petition on the White House website to gain support for the program and has received thousands of signatures. Since the petition has gained national attention, he's received all kinds of…
By: Claire Hannum / December 12, 2013

Watch This: Astronaut Cady Coleman Discusses Her Space Hairstyle Choices With Sandra Bullock

Remember that awesome astronaut Cady Coleman, who chatted with Sandra Bullock from the International Space Station to help her prepare for her starring role in the upcoming movie, "Gravity"? She's back on Earth now, and got the chance to meet her movie star mentee in person. In this joint interview, Bullock talks about…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 2, 2013

Life Dream Status: NASA Will Pay You $18,000 To Lie In Bed For 70 Days

Do you spend all of your free time lounging in bed? Have you always wanted to be an astronaut but are afraid of heights? Would you like to use your formidable napping skills to serve your country? Oh boy, does NASA have a job for you! The space exploration agency is planning a study to…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 20, 2013

Sandra Bullock Called A Female Astronaut On The International Space Station To Ask For Advice

"We talked on the phone for that one long time, which was certainly a nice morale thing for me. I'm up there on the station with five guys and to get to talk to somebody who, even instantly on the phone, is so personable, it was like talking to a girlfriend." --NASA Astronaut Cady Colema…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 16, 2013

A Brief Eulogy For The Frog Who Got Blasted By NASA’s Rocket Launch

We are gathered here today to honor and pay our respects to Frog, the victim of NASA's recent rocket launch. While Frog's dramatic mode of passing may have produced an undeniably humorous photo, we realize that getting blasted 40 feet into the air by a rocket is not particularly pleasant for any…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 13, 2013

This 1962 Letter From NASA Says That No Girls Are Allowed In Space

Apparently in 1962, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (that's NASA) had no interest in sending women into space. They were also pretty sure that they would never need such a ridiculous program. Ladies! In space! LOL!  Check out this letter, which says, “We have no existing program concerning woman astronauts nor do we contemplate…
By: Mary Odell / July 10, 2013

Kickass Women Of The Day: Four Female NASA Recruits!

One small step for women, one  giant leap for womenkind! That's right, four of the eight new astronauts selected by NASA are women. Being the first new recruits in four years, the eight astronauts will join fellow NASA folk at the Johnson Space Centre in Houston. The ladies are Christina Hammock, 34; Nicole Aunapu Mann,…
By: Daley Quinn / June 20, 2013

The Kiera Wilmot Story Has A Happy Ending (That Includes Space Camp)

A couple weeks ago, we brought you the crazy story of Kiera Wilmot, a 16-year-old student in Florida whose ill-fated science experiment got her arrested and charged with a felony. Wilmot was set to be tried as an adult in Florida's notoriously tough court system, but thanks to a public backlash and…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 17, 2013

Watch This: “Space Oddity” Is Even Better In Space

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has been entertaining and educating all of us here on Earth with awesome YouTube videos and tweets during his five-month stay aboard the International Space Station. He returns to Earth today, but he made sure to leave us with a bittersweet farewell that is also the first music video ever recorded…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 13, 2013

Teenage Boys Rejoice: NASA Drew A Penis On Mars

It's hard out there for a Mars rover. Day after day, these dutiful little robots drive around the barren surface of the red planet collecting data to send back to their bosses relaxing at the warm, cozy NASA offices 40 million miles away. Do you really blame one of them for getting a bit, umm,…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 24, 2013

Pooping In Space: Close Encounters Of The Turd Kind

A  500-page transcript from the 1969 Apollo 10 round-the-moon mission was recently released. Around page 400, the declassified log revealed that on day six, the mission's three astronauts Tom Stafford, Gene Cernan and John Young were plagued by mysterious, floating poops. Here's an excerpt of their close encounter of the turd kind below: Stafford: Give…
By: Ami Angelowicz / April 19, 2013

Life Dream Status: A Mars Rover Mini Dress

There's a lot to love about the Mars rover Curiosity: the fact that while we're slaving away at the office it's cruising around Mars collecting data, its informative first-person tweets, the beautiful mohawked man who helped it land successfully on a faraway planet. And now, thanks to a creative Etsy seller,…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 5, 2013

NASA Is Developing Warp Speed!

  Apparently the Milky Way contains 17 billlllllion planets the size of Earth. Billlllllion. [Newser] And NASA is apparently developing warp speed technology -- yes, just like on "Star Trek"! -- so we can, you know, in theory, explore them. I think it's time for us to review the tenants of the Prime Directive don't you? God, this give…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 9, 2013

How The Amazing Nerds At NASA Would Cook A Thanksgiving Turkey

Seriously, could NASA get any cooler? They're landing rovers on Mars, mapping out the galaxy, and studying dark energy, all while rocking star-spangled mohawks. The folks over at Gizmodo were curious to see how those zany NASA scientists might use their high tech toys to cook a turkey this Thanksgiving. The resulting recipes,…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 22, 2012

Please Yield To The Space Shuttle

This weekend, the streets of Los Angeles were graced with a sight much more spectacular than the usual gridlock as the Space Shuttle Endeavor was moved to its new home at the California Science Center. As breathtaking as it is to see a space shuttle rounding a corner next to a Sizzler, my palms are…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 15, 2012

Watch This: NASA Is Sexy And They Know It

A couple weeks ago, a team of jet propulsion engineers landed a rover on the surface of Mars, the world caught a glimpse of Bobak Ferdowsi's mohawk, and something very strange happened: NASA suddenly became the sexiest government organization ever. Obviously the next step was an LMFAO parody video starring a Bobak impersonator, break-dancing…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 20, 2012

Obama Wants To Try Bobak Ferdowsi’s Famous NASA Mohawk

"I understand there is a special mohawk guy working on the mission. I thought about getting a mohawk myself but my team keeps on discouraging me. Now that he's received marriage proposals and thousands of Twitter followers, I'm now going to go back to my team and see if it makes sense." --President Barack Obama…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 13, 2012

Bobak Ferdowsi, NASA’s “Mohawk Guy,” Is The Best At Being A Meme

A lot of great things have come from Curiosity’s mission on mars: Further recognition of human ingenuity, the promise of a better understanding of our universe, some adorable fanart. And then there’s Bobak. Flight director Bobak Ferdowsi, seen above sporting a mohawk and a smile that’ll make your knees buckle, is practically the new Ridiculously Photogenic Guy he ha…
By: The Mary Sue / August 12, 2012

How To Watch This Weekend’s Perseid Meteor Shower

This Saturday -- tomorrow! -- night, the Earth will pass through a cloud of debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet, resulting in a fantastic display of meteors streaking across the sky (or through the atmosphere, if we want to get technical). Known as the Perseid meteor shower, this celestial show is like Christmas for space nerds,…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 10, 2012
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