Want to travel to space? It'll cost you. Specifically, it'll cost you $200,000, at least if you want to fly the friendly space skies with Virgin Galactic. That's the oft-rumored but recently confirmed price of a trip with them.
Last year, NASA blasted a hole in the moon looking for water. Some water sprayed up, but just how much hasn't been known until now. Turns out, it was 41 gallons, way more than anyone was expecting.
I'm lucky if I can get a paper airplane to stay up for five seconds, but a British team has plans to launch a paper plane into space...sort of.
In early 2010, NASA took this gorgeous shot of Houston, Texas. Captured at night from the international space station, this image "depicts the roughly 100 kilometers (approximately 62 miles) east-west extent of the Houston metropolitan area."
The Hubble space telescope is tirelessly peering into the universe around us, and a group of researchers recently confirmed that Hubble has set a record for the most distant object seen yet. What's more, the existence of the distant galaxy is raising new questions.
Google Sky is great when you want to see images from NASA or the Hubble Telescope. But what about a way to share images of space taken by individuals around the world?
Oh, Hubble! How we love the view of distant galaxies you offer us. Up today is the Lagoon Nebula in the Sagittarius constellation. Hubble's taken a picture so clear that you can see every ripple in the nebula's murky starscape.
It's almost surprising it hasn't happened already: someone getting pregnant in space. I mean, we've got astronauts of both sexes hanging out up in the International Space Station, so what's the holdup? Well, whatever the reason, it turns out it's probably for the best.
For having the guts to launch an iPhone attached to a weather balloon 100,000 feet into the atmosphere, Luke and Max Geissbuhler, I salute you.
Put away the mothballs! President Obama has signed the bi-partisan NASA reauthorization bill into law, charting a new direction for the space agency over the next few years. In addition to setting long-term goals for human exploration of both Mars and asteriods, the new plan extends the life of the Space Shuttle by at least one flight.