A brief history of astronaut food, from nutrition cubes to space salads.
Why Hasn’t NASA Sent Anyone to Mars?
The Perseverance mission to Mars represents a considerable step forward for the space program. But are rovers as good as it gets?
How the Mercury 13 Fought to Get Women in Space
In 1962, the House of Representatives convened a special subcommittee to determine if women should be admitted into NASA’s space program.
Sidney M. Gutierrez: Shooting for the Stars
The first U.S.-born Latino astronaut to pilot a space mission blazed the long road to NASA with determination and optimism.
Is Space Too Crowded for NASA?
NASA's retirement of the space shuttle, along with the increase of commercial space firms, have ushered in a second space age. Is NASA still relevant?
How Women Helped to Develop the First Spacesuit
NASA recently cancelled an all-female spacewalk, citing a lack of spacesuits. Ironically, women played a key role in creating the very first spacesuits.
Art in Space
Artists may soon be heading to the moon for the first time, but art and space travel have been linked together since the beginning.
Robert H. Goddard, the Forgotten Father of Rocketry
Robert H. Goddard is acknowledged by many as the "father" of rocketry, but it's a strange paternity since he had so little influence on his contemporaries.
Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution
The advent of synthetic fabrics played a surprising role in bringing women into the workforce, as Mercury 13 trainee Geraldine Sloan’s story illustrates.
Why Would NASA Want to 3-D Print Chain Mail?
NASA engineers have 3-D printed a new version of chain mail. Why strong, light, heat-resistant materials are so important in space.