After months of preparation, Space Shuttle Enterprise is ready at last for its public debut at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City. It all starts tomorrow, June 19, and we went over to get a sneak preview of the now decommissioned Enterprise. You already saw the glam shots of Enterprise flying into New York on the Boeing 747. Now, here's what it looks like retired and happy.
NASA takes the lives of its astronauts very, very seriously. Dr. Robert Zubrin, author of The Case for Mars (which advocates for a one-way trip to Mars with reliance on local resources for a return), argues that the premium NASA places on safety is crippling the agency, and that "the mission has to come first."
Nothing* gets us more excited than a new generation of X-Plane, and we just found out about the latest design that NASA's getting ready to test: it's the X-48C, a blended wing body aircraft with the potential to be turned into a futuristic military transport and, just possibly, a passenger aircraft.
On July 10, 1962, the very first satellite to relay transatlantic television signals was sent into space. Global communication was forever changed by the launch of Telstar 1 — what will the next fifty years bring?
Want to take a trip to Mars? Well, this post won't help you get there (like this one could), but NASA's tenacious Opportunity rover is keen to offer you a glimpse. The space agency has released a massive panorama of the red planet's surface as the robotic explorer sees it.
With all of the record heat we've been getting lately, any commute that includes even a brief walk outside is likely to leave your shirt dripping with sweat. To help you to keep your cool, a group of MIT graduates have used technology developed for the space program to make a shirt that can actually regulate your body temperature.
Many parts of the United States are dealing with extreme temperatures this summer, but the wildfires out West are clearly generating the most heat. Check out this heat wave map from NASA.
The world of aviation took step backwards when the Concorde was withdrawn in 2003, but now we could leap forward again with a new business jet being developed by Boeing, Lockheed-Martin and Gulfstream, with help from NASA.
Launching stuff into space is hard enough: you really don't need to be fighting through gigantic piles of red tape while doing so. NASA and the FAA have just decided to team up to coordinate standards for commercial space travel, making it easier (and safer) for private companies to make it to orbit.
Voyager 1 departing our solar system — lest it smash into an asteroid or run afoul of a black hole, say — is seen as an eventuality, though we've waited a while. Now, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, based on data sent by the craft, is saying the explorer could become the first manmade interstellar object very soon.