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An Astronaut Who's Down-to-Earth

Susan Danish | Posted 06.03.2016 | Impact
Susan Danish

Here in the United States we are in the midst of a hotly contested Presidential primary season, so it's no surprise that we hear so much talk about wh...

6 NASA Technologies We Use Every Day

Thrillist | Posted 02.18.2016 | HuffPost Home

By: Joe McGauley @jwmcgauley Credit: Wikimedia Commons/NASA The Apollo missions were not only impressive for the fact that, you know, we succ...

Let's Attack Mars

Juli Berwald | Posted 11.25.2014 | Science
Juli Berwald

Make no mistake: life on Mars is not little green men. If life exists, it is bacteria that make their living off the sparse Martian environment. If it exists, Martian life will probably remind us of organisms that live deep in frozen lakes in Antarctica.

This Is The Future Of Space Fashion

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 05.06.2014 | Science

NASA has announced a winner in its spacesuit design competition, and it looks like something out of the futuristic film “Tron: Legacy.” Last mo...

WATCH: Multi-Screen Video Shows All Six Apollo Moon Landings At Once

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 10.24.2013 | Science

If you're a fan of space exploration and NASA history, you're in for an absolute treat. Just have a look at the amazing video above, which shows simul...

NASA Chief Ends Speculation About Manned Moon Missions

Posted 04.09.2013 | Science

By: Miriam Kramer Published: 04/08/2013 03:18 PM EDT on NASA chief Charles Bolden says the space agency won't be sending astronauts to l...

Moon Mission Plan Takes Top Prize In Space Exploration Contest

Posted 04.05.2013 | Science

By: Rod Pyle, Contributor Published: 04/05/2013 06:25 AM EDT on PASADENA, Calif. — A team of students has come up with an am...

Ryan Grim

Elon Musk Battles Space Industry Vets | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last week, Elon Musk, the aerospace and green energy mogul, engaged in a very public spat with The New York Times after the paper gave r...

PHOTO: Hubble Spies Two Huge Star Clusters On Collision Course

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 08.16.2012 | Science

NASA's Hubble Telescope has sighted two massive star clusters about 170,000 light-years away that are about to join forces. The clusters are part o...

A Bold New Chance for Mars Exploration!

Dirk Schulze-Makuch, Ph.D. | Posted 07.11.2012 | Science
Dirk Schulze-Makuch, Ph.D.

Certainly, there is no replacement for Earth, and Mars will never be a replacement for Earth. But we do need to move forward, and mission proposals, such as BOLD, will be the first step toward a grand vision.

Change My Mind: The U.S. Should Send a Manned Mission to Mars

Rep. Barney Frank | Posted 04.02.2012 | Science
Rep. Barney Frank

When it comes to Mars exploration, the U.S. has been there, done that--with robotic rovers. But while many proposals have been put forth for sending astronauts to the Red Planet, none has gotten the green light. Yet.

The Last Shuttle, the Endless Deficit, a Frozen Culture; a Meditation on Limits

Adam Hanft | Posted 09.10.2011 | Technology
Adam Hanft

There's something puzzling about a president who wrote a book called The Audacity of Hope becoming the Privatizer-In-Chief, turning much of the space program over to for-profit companies.

A Daughter's Dream of Space (As an Era Comes to a Close)

Margaret Lazarus Dean | Posted 08.19.2011 | Women
Margaret Lazarus Dean

Sometimes people ask me how I grew to love spaceflight. I used to answer that I spent a lot of time at the Smithsonian as a kid. But as time went on, my answer started to reach back one step further.

A Nation in Need of Awe

Terry Newell | Posted 08.04.2011 | Technology
Terry Newell

NASA launches have become so routine that the media barely take notice. After 125 missions, perhaps this is to be expected. We can get used to almost anything, taking for granted what our energy, ingenuity, and dreams have granted us.

Freedom 7: 50 Years Ago Today, the First American in Space (VIDEO)

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 07.05.2011 | Technology
Meg Waite Clayton

Alan Shepard became the first American in space, twenty-three days after Russian Yuri Gagarin had orbited the earth. The flight was history-making.

The Next Frontier: Where Do Astronauts Go From Here? | KENNETH CHANG | Posted 06.23.2011 | Technology

What happens when you have the right stuff at the wrong time? Members of NASA's astronaut corps have been asking just that, now that the space shut...

The Top Contenders In The New Space Race | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

When NASA's space shuttle fleet retires in 2011, the space agency will have to rely on Russian spacecraft and the private sector to taxi cargo and hum...

Obama Outlines NASA Space Program's Future: What It Means (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post/AP | SETH BORENSTEIN and ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – President Barack Obama declared Thursday he was "100 percent committed to the mission of NASA and its future" as he outlined ...

Neil Armstrong BLASTS Obama's 'Devastating' Space Plan

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Former astronauts Neil Armstrong, James Lovell, and Eugene Cernan slammed President Barack Obama's proposed changes to the US space program, describin...

Mars In 40 Days: New Rocket Engine Could Make Quick Space Travel Possible

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Last week, reported an exciting piece of news for space exploration enthusiasts: technology that could someday make human travel to Mars pos...

Obama To Unveil New Vision For NASA Space Program, Mars Mission

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

President Barack Obama will outline his administration's vision for space agency NASA and an eventual trip to Mars during a conference in Florida in A...