Posts tagged "nasa"

Some Mormons Think This Weekend’s ‘Blood Moon’ Is A Sign Of The Apocalypse

Set your DVRs so that you can watch your Sunday shows another time, and instead run outside to gaze at the powerful and beautiful upcoming Blood Moon. It is a rare…

Katrin Higher | September 26, 2015 - 1:30 pm

NASA Has Started A Year-Long Isolation Program In A Dome To Simulate Life On Mars

Since the Earth is slowly dying because human beings are garbage monsters, scientists have decided it’s time to try and move to Mars.
In preparation for this, they have started…

Katrin Higher | August 30, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Hey Look, It’s Pluto!

NASA dropped this portrait of Pluto on the interwebs late last night, after their New Horizons spacecraft did a drive-by of the furthest (dwarf) planet in our solar system. Isn’t…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 14, 2015 - 9:45 am

NASA Backed Graduate Student Records X-Files Theme Sounds In Space

All of our X-Files fans listen clearly, the theme song is real!
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill graduate student Daniel Bowman designed an infrared microphone recording device to go…

Katrin Higher | May 9, 2015 - 12:30 pm

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 19, 2014 - 10:00 am

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…

Claire Hannum | December 12, 2013 - 6:00 pm

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 2, 2013 - 9:20 am

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | September 20, 2013 - 3:30 pm

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | September 16, 2013 - 12:50 pm

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | September 13, 2013 - 9:20 am

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…

Mary Odell | July 10, 2013 - 2:30 pm

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…

Daley Quinn | June 20, 2013 - 9:40 am

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.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 17, 2013 - 12:40 pm

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 13, 2013 - 12:30 pm

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 24, 2013 - 10:20 am

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,…

Ami Angelowicz | April 19, 2013 - 11:40 am

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,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 5, 2013 - 9:40 am

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 9, 2013 - 5:40 pm

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | November 22, 2012 - 12:30 pm

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 15, 2012 - 3:20 pm