Trump Wants Astronauts Back to the Moon by 2024. Here’s How He Plans to Pay for It

President Donald Trump wants NASA astronauts back on the moon in 2024–55 years after the first moon landing and 52 years since the last American mission to the moon. But this ambitious plan is going to be costly: in the budget amendment sent to Congress on Monday, the administration requested a $1.6 billion “down payment”–in […]

Scientists Want to Pay You $19,000 to Stay in Bed 2 Months. Here’s Why

Scientists are looking for women ages 24-55 willing to stay in bed for 60 days in order to determine how weightlessness affects the human body–and they’re willing to pay you 16,500 euros (around $18,522) to do it. When astronauts are in space, the weightlessness caused by microgravity can cause changes to human’s bodies that can […]

U.S. Astronauts Will Be Back on the Moon by 2024, Vice President Pence Said

Vice President Mike Pence announced Tuesday the U.S. is going to send astronauts back to the moon’s surface in 2024, four year earlier than NASA had been planning. Pence, speaking at a Huntsville, Ala., meeting of the National Space Council, said the original 2028 target date was “just not good enough.” Recalling the Kennedy administration’s […]

First All-Woman Spacewalk Scrapped for Lack of Spacesuits in Female-Friendly Sizes

A giant leap for (wo)mankind will have to wait. Earlier this month, NASA announced that two female astronauts, Anne McClain and Christina Koch, would participate in a history-making first: an all-woman spacewalk at the International Space Station. They were going to be supported by a number of women on the ground and a female flight […]

PHOTOS: NASA Captures Shockwaves of Supersonic Aircrafts Using the Schlieren Technique

NASA continues to shock. Capturing the first-ever images showing the interaction between shockwaves of two supersonic aircrafts, the agency has hit another milestone in supersonic research. The shockwaves, caused by rapid pressure changes when the aircraft flies faster than the speed of sound, are responsible for what we hear on the ground known as a […]

First All-Female Spacewalk Set for March 29

Add another achievement to celebrate during Women’s History Month: an all-woman spacewalk. That milestone is set to occur March 29 at the International Space Station. NASA astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch will take part in the spacewalk that is part of Expedition 59, as well as Jackie Kagey who will be the spacewalk flight […]

First All-Female Spacewalk Scheduled for March 29

As we celebrate Women’s History Month and women’s accomplishments, we soon can add another achievement: an all-woman spacewalk. That milestone is set to occur March 29 at the International Space Station. NASA astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch will take part in the spacewalk that is part of Expedition 59, as well as Jackie Kagey […]