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How Reagan's 'Touch the Face of God' Speech after the Challenger Disaster 30 Years Ago Paved the Way for Space X

Ned O'Gorman | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics
Ned O'Gorman

In these and other adventures lie proof that Reagan's hopes for the commercialization of space travel survive, now a full 30 years after the Challenger disaster.

Outer Space Is Coming To Postage Stamps Near You

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 01.02.2016 | Science

Space buffs will have a lot to look forward to when it's time to send snail mail in 2016. The U.S. Postal Service has unveiled a number of postage sta...

The Dyson Sphere -- Not Just Science Fiction

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.01.2015 | Science
Xaque Gruber

The concept of a Dyson Sphere is not a new one. It was first described by futurist writer Olaf Stapledon in his 1937 science fiction novel, Star Maker.

The Most Mysterious Star In Our Galaxy

The Atlantic | Adam Goldberg | Posted 10.13.2015 | Science

Astronomers have spotted a strange mess of objects whirling around a distant star. Scientists who search for extraterrestrial civilizations are scramb...

'Wet' Galactic Collisions and Grandiose Star Formation

Mario De Leo Winkler | Posted 09.14.2015 | Science
Mario De Leo Winkler

In the observable universe, galaxies (the gravitational grouping of stars, dust, gas and dark matter) come in three main flavors: spirals, ellipticals and irregulars. Yet each flavor has its own distinguishing characteristic.

New Horizons' Encounter With Pluto -- Our Solar System's Missing Link

Dr. Aaron Golden | Posted 07.20.2015 | Science
Dr. Aaron Golden

The Sun's twilight zone is actually full of living worlds -- geologically speaking. And we have no idea why that is, and how that happened. Which is the way discoveries in science are supposed to be made -- as surprises.

Supersonic 'Flying Saucer' Parachute Fails, But NASA Sees Success

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 06.09.2015 | Science

NASA launched its Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator -- popularly known as its “flying saucer” -- on Monday, after postponing the flight for sever...

What Happens to Humans if They Live in Space Too Long?

Quora | Posted 06.27.2015 | Science

We don't know the answer to that. But every crew that resides on the International Space Station provides us information that we use to adjust our protocols and that extends that period of time.

SXSW Health and MedTech: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Erin Sharoni | Posted 05.19.2015 | Technology
Erin Sharoni

Like an increasingly gnarly chia pet, SXSW has exploded in scope at an exponential pace. The massive set of film, music and interactive technology conferences have taken over the city of Austin each year since 1987, so it should come as no surprise that in 2015 yet another joined the fray: the Health & MedTech Expo.

Biosphere 2: Real Life Reality TV

Findery | Posted 04.11.2015 | Travel

The 30th season of Survivor, premieres on February 25th. For 15 years, I have indulged in my guilty pleasure of watching castaways try to outwit, outlast and outplay each other for a million dollars.

Space Aliens Are Already Here

Robert Sanders | Posted 10.15.2014 | Science
Robert Sanders

Until astronomers detect signs of life on Earth-like plants around Sun-like stars, or until SETI searches record an old TV show broadcast by a civilization circling another star, we will have to be satisfied with these tiny, fluffy space aliens.

The 'Firefly' Cast Reuniting Is The Best News In The Verse

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.25.2014 | Entertainment

The crew of the Serenity, along with other cast members from Joss Whedon’s "Firefly," are reuniting to reprise their roles for the game "Firefly Onl...

Do Animals Need a UN Ambassador?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.03.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

As a matter of animal welfare/rights, cruelty/abuse should have the same meaning for a dog in China as the U.S. Identifying animals by their nationality stretches sovereignty -- people can be rabidly nationalistic but dogs cannot.

Donating $10 Can Win You A Trip To Space.. Because You've Always Wanted To Be An Astronaut

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.24.2014 | Impact

Would you carpe diem and travel into the great unknown? If your answer is "yes," donating to a worthy cause could make your dream a reality. With t...

WATCH: You've Never Seen The Milky Way Like This

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 03.24.2014 | Science

You've never seen the Milky Way quite like this. A new panoramic view of our galaxy is the result of 2.5 million images captured by NASA’s Spitze...

WATCH: Fly Through The Galaxies In Your Own Virtual Spaceship

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 03.12.2014 | Science

Ever wondered what it might be like to soar through the galaxies? Wonder no more. A new animated video puts you inside a virtual spaceship for a b...

What NASA Is For -- Now Shut Up and Listen

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 04.12.2014 | Science
Rick Tumlinson

I believe both sides -- those who are pro-toasters in space and those who are pro-studs to the stars -- are lost, losing, and will in the end be seen as engaged in a dated and rhetorical dance that will have no meaning, if the rest of us choose the right path moving forward.

First Sex Doll Launched Into Space? What's Coming Next?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 01.25.2014 | Weird News

It's happened. We finally launched a sex toy into the final frontier. Go America? The inflatable sex doll named Missy was launched near Lake Tahoe...

WATCH: Squishy Bots May Soon Explore Distant Worlds

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.30.2013 | Science

Could this jumble of poles one day bounce around on Saturn's moon Titan? Called the Super Ball Bot, this collapsible rover prototype is being devel...

WATCH: Is THIS How Earth Would Look To Alien Spacecraft?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.13.2013 | Science

Ever wonder how Earth might look to an approaching alien spacecraft? Our planet and moon might look a little something like what you see in the YouTub...

WATCH: Time-Lapse Of Earth From The ISS Is Just.. Wow

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.05.2013 | Science

Just about any view from the International Space Station is spectacular--and perhaps that's not surprising since the ISS orbits Earth at a speed of 5 ...

WATCH: What's It Like To Have Thanksgiving In Space?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.28.2013 | Science

There you are at home, chowing down on your Thanksgiving feast of turkey and mashed potatoes. Meanwhile, folks high above you are experiencing the hol...

WATCH: Astronaut Uses Own Hair For Goofy Microgravity Demo

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.30.2013 | Science

It's a lot easier to move in microgravity than in the 1G environment on Earth. In fact, in microgravity a single hair can be used to propel your entir...

WATCH: What If The Moon Were As Close As The ISS?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.22.2013 | Science

The moon is roughly 240,000 miles away from earth, the International Space Station only about 260 miles away. So what would it look like if the moon o...

Is It Feasible to Hover in the Atmosphere, Wait for the Earth to Rotate, and Then Land Somewhere Instead of Flying There?

Quora | Posted 12.02.2013 | Science

You are coupled to the reference frame of the Earth. While on the surface your velocity relative to the Earth is zero. If you start to levitate above the ground you are still attached to the reference frame of the Earth and will hover over the same spot on the ground.