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STEM Contest Inspires Kids to Invent Our Future

Ravé Mehta | Posted 04.23.2014 | Impact
Ravé Mehta

If we can develop a better system to engage, empower and enable our children to innovate faster than our world systems decay, then our kids could not only save our world, they could reinvent our future!

Space Is Our Future

Franklin Chang Díaz | Posted 03.12.2014 | Science
Franklin Chang Díaz

If you shop or make your bank transactions online, use your GPS to find where you are going, check the weather on your cell phone, then you are using these satellites.

ISS Calling Russia: Friend or Foe?

Clayton Anderson | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics
Clayton Anderson

I guess I've always been a little bit cynical -- not much, mind you, but enough to cause me to look at the current happenings between Russia and Ukraine with a slightly jaundiced eye. How might this affect our relationship in outer space? Is Russia a friend, or are they a foe?

The Strategy of Sochi: Did Censorship or Friendship Define the Winter Games?

Alan Kelly | Posted 02.27.2014 | Media
Alan Kelly

Sochi was a showcase for soft power strategy and there is no doubt that influence plays were being run.

Never Give Up, Never Surrender!

Clayton Anderson | Posted 03.11.2014 | Science
Clayton Anderson

We must contact our representatives and voice our opinions that NASA is worth it. The technological benefits resulting from our investment in NASA and her programs show up in Walmart, Target and Costco with time.

WATCH: Astronaut's Guide To Movember

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 11.13.2013 | Science

By now you're probably familiar with Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield and his five-month stint in space that came to an end this past summer. Wel...

Gravity Dominates at Box Office, Proves Girls Rule Too?

Sandy Marshall | Posted 12.10.2013 | Women
Sandy Marshall

With its adult-heavy content Gravity is likely not a movie young girls are going to see in significant numbers, but the fact that it features a female astronaut in the lead role is a step towards Hollywood helping reshape society's image of a scientist.

'Gravity' Star Gets Advice From Real-Life Astronaut

Space.com | Robert Z. Pearlman | Posted 09.16.2013 | Science

Cady Coleman had just finished watching Sandra Bullock in the "The Blind Side" when the actress reached out to her for advice. Coleman, a self-descr...

Buzz Aldrin Skeptical Of Mars One's Ability To Send Humans To Red Planet

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.29.2013 | Science

Pioneering astronaut Buzz Aldrin wants to see humans on Mars by 2035, but he doesn't think the nonprofit organization Mars One will be the first to ac...

Barbie Gears Up For Interplanetary Mission

Space.com | Robert Z. Pearlman | Posted 08.06.2013 | Science

A new collaboration between NASA and Mattel, the largest toy company in the world, is turning the Red Planet a tad more pink. "Mars Explorer Barbie,...

NASA Scrambles To Avoid Another Helmet Mishap

AP | Marcia Dunn | Posted 07.22.2013 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA is rushing to get spacesuit repair tools on a launch to the International Space Station this weekend. Last week, an I...

Astronaut Describes Scary Moment When Helmet Flooded

AP | Marcia Dunn | Posted 07.18.2013 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Now he knows what it's like to be a goldfish in a fishbowl. Two days after his helmet flooded during a spacewalk, astronau...

Astronaut Wives Reveal Truth Behind 'Picture-Perfect' Marriages

Posted 06.17.2013 | Divorce

Astronaut wives were the "American royalty" of the 1960s, catapulted into the spotlight by their husbands, the Mercury Seven -- NASA's first astronaut...

President To Honor America's First Woman In Space

AP | Posted 05.21.2013 | Science

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will bestow the Medal of Freedom posthumously on Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space. Obama say...

Cosmonaut Breaks Longstanding Space Record

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 06.19.2013 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A 59-year-old Russian cosmonaut became the world's oldest spacewalker Friday, joining a much younger cosmonaut's son for ...

WATCH: What Happens When You Cry In Space?

The Huffington Post | Irina Dvalidze | Posted 04.11.2013 | Science

In space, no one can hear you scream -- at least that's how Hollywood promoted the 1979 blockbuster "Alien." But what happens if you cry in space? In ...

How NASA Astronauts Vote From Space

Posted 01.05.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 11/05/2012 10:11 AM EST on SPACE.com Call it the ultimate absentee ballot. NASA astronauts aboard the International Spa...

Astronaut Sunita Williams Says Space Is Really Cool, And I Believe Her (VIDEO)

David Freeman | Posted 11.26.2012 | Science
David Freeman

"Being in space is really cool." That's not me talking -- the closest I've come to life in zero-G was using the family station wagon for simulated moon missions back in the day. No, that simple assessment comes straight from the mouth of NASA astronaut Sunita L. Williams.

An Appreciation of Neil Armstrong: The Coolest. Dude. Ever.

Mark W. Schleisner | Posted 11.06.2012 | Science
Mark W. Schleisner

In the history of humankind, only one person has a bio that includes "first on the moon": Neil Armstrong. And was he ever the right person for the job!

Cara Santa Maria

Our Fallen Heroes

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 08.29.2012 | Science

On Saturday August 25, 2012, a true American hero lost his life. Neil Armstrong was the first person to bravely leave our world behind and set foot on...

'One Small Step': Remembering Neil Armstrong

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 10.26.2012 | Science
Robert L. Cavnar

Neil Armstrong represented all that was the ideal in our time. I'll never forget watching those grainy images that night, as Armstrong jumped off the ladder of the lander onto the surface of the moon.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Sally Ride Remembered on TYT

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 07.25.2012 | Science

Sally Ride was the first American woman to go to space, blasting off on the Space Shuttle Challenger on June 18, 1983, mere months before I was born. ...

Former NASA Astronaut Dies In Water Scooter Crash

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 07.03.2012 | Science

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A former NASA astronaut who commanded space shuttle Discovery's second-to-last mission died after a water scooter crash involving his...

TONIGHT: Space Shuttle Veteran, Cosmonauts Launch Into Space

Posted 05.14.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 05/14/2012 07:47 AM EDT on SPACE.com Three astronauts are finally ready to blast off toward the International Space Sta...

Astronaut's Surprising Pick For Next Space Crew Mascot

AP | Posted 06.25.2012 | Science

STAR CITY, Russia — An American astronaut heading to the International Space Station has chosen Smokey Bear as his crew's mascot. NASA astronau...