How Playtex, the women's undergarment company, beat defense contractors for the contract to make the iconic Apollo spacesuits.
Many of the brightest, weirdest phenomena in space come from cataclysmic events like explosions or collisions. But many fast radio bursts (FRBs), one of the most mysterious space signals we've seen, must not. That might mean that they are all part of a class of FRB that we previously thought might be rare.
Although Einstein's theory of space-time seems more complicated than Newtonian physics, it greatly simplified the mathematical description of the universe.
Astronaut Walter Schirra's decision to bring a Swedish-made Hasselblad on his Mercury spaceflight set the course for NASA's choice of the camera for the Apollo lunar program.
With renewed interest in the moon, some say it’s time to consider whether, and how, to preserve humanity’s lunar heritage.
Take a tour of the major moons in our celestial menagerie, including those that are among the most mystifying — or scientifically intriguing — places in our local neighborhood.
Developed in the '60s by NASA to be used as the primary computer for controlling the guidance and navigation systems on the Apollo spacecraft, the Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) was one of the first computers to use integrated circuits.
What if we could look back in time 4.5 billion years to the dawn of the Solar System? If all goes to plan, Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft will attempt to do just that this week.
NASA's orbiting Lunar Gateway is either essential for a moon landing or a boondoggle in the making.
To say that settling the heavens is an enterprise without precedent might seem self-evident. But humans have a long history of establishing colonies in what, to those particular humans, was as alien and hostile a wilderness as one lacking oxygen.
The Apollo program pushed space and computing technology to its limit. Cutting edge at the time, some of the tech used seems alarmingly simple today.
Long before two countries raced to space and NASA began sending rovers to Mars, curiosity about the skies kept people up at night.
Most exercises on Earth are about human beings acting against gravity. So what will fitness look like in a place where gravity is significantly weaker and going outside is deadly?
Fifty years after the first Moon landing, a small Icelandic town celebrates its pivotal role in propelling humankind into space.
For over a decade, astronomers have puzzled over cosmic flashes that emit the energy of 500 million Suns. But now they're joining forces with alien hunters to finally pin down these distant enigmas.
What is going on with this strange, winking star?
To write his new novel, "Red Moon," the sci-fi author became an expert on lunar colony tech. He has some predictions about where the first moon base will be located — and who will build it.
Our earthly system of years, months, and days doesn’t make much sense on Mars or the moon. Enter the Darian calendar.
It took two years and cost $5 million — but the results are absolutely spectacular.
Lunar samples are a time capsule. Scientists say we should go back for more.
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