Space & Astronomy

Watch the Crew Dragon Launch Live

We're about to launch people into space in a new capsule. You know you want to watch!

May 27, 2020

Space Cat Felicette Statue Unveiled at French University

A bronze Felicette statue memorializing the first feline astronaut now stands at a French university.

January 23, 2020

NASA Comes Out With 2020’s Moon Phase Calendar and Calculator

Download and assemble NASA's free 2020 Moon Phase Calendar and Calculator now!

December 14, 2019

Memorial to France’s Forgotten Space Cat Finds Home, New Design

Plans are finally advancing for a crowdfunded space cat memorial in France.

August 17, 2019

Stack Overflow: To Infinity … and Beyond!

My last Stack Overflow celebrated the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, and I figured this week might be a…

July 22, 2019

Apollo 50th: Building Estes’ 1:100 Scale Flying Saturn V

Michael J builds the 1:100 scale flying model rocket from Estes.

July 20, 2019

Apollo 50th: Living the Dream: My Time Working on the ISS

Space has always been something that’s fascinated me. Being a child of the Shuttle era, I’m not old enough to…

July 18, 2019

Apollo 50th: Celebrating ‘Apollo’s Legacy: Perspectives on the Moon Landings’

On this 50th anniversary year of the first moon landing, learn about some old and new perspectives on the significance…

July 16, 2019

Apollo 50th: Apollo 25 Year Stamps and Lunar Gravity With Buzz

I have to say it was a little intimidating having to explain to my group what to expect when we…

July 13, 2019

Stack Overflow: To the Moon! Celebrating Apollo 50th

Today's Stack Overflow is celebrating the upcoming 50th anniversary of the moon landing!

June 24, 2019

‘Papa Put a Man on the Moon’ Book Review

'Papa Put a Man on the Moon' is a delightful picture book that puts the huge scope of the Apollo…

June 8, 2019

Making and Sharing Memories of Apollo

Ways to share and make Apollo 11 memories this summer.

June 4, 2019

Brickquility Base Here: The Eagle Has Landed!

LEGO announces the Creator Expert NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander set that goes on sale June 1!

May 30, 2019

Learn Entry-Level Astronomy With National Geographic’s ‘Backyard Guide to the Night Sky’

Study the night sky from your own backyard, with your kids, your friends, or just yourself, but don't forget to…

April 25, 2019

Breaking Atmo – March 2019

Space happenings for March of 2019: dragons, tests, last images, and a unique spacewalk.

March 16, 2019

Breaking Atmo: Good Night, Opportunity — February 2019

Celebrating the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity.

February 15, 2019

Breaking Atmo: Recent Space News and 2019 Look Ahead

A look back of some Space News that happened late in 2018, and some of the exciting events coming in…

January 10, 2019

Queen’s Brian May Posts a Song/Video About the New Horizon’s Flyby of Ultima Thule

Enjoy the video of Brian May's ode to the New Horizons spacecraft and its visit to Ultima Thule.

January 1, 2019

Introduce Your Kids to Really Big Numbers: ‘A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars’

Imagine the sheer number of stars in the sky. Animals on the planet. Water droplets in a cloud. This book…

March 14, 2018

Students Must Choose Rocket or Groot for Space Station Experiment Proposal

The Guardians of the Galaxy have teamed up with the International Space Station to offer students the chance to join…

January 23, 2018

Win a copy of ‘The Planets’ With Bill Nye’s Autograph

Astronomy fans: this giveaway is for you!

December 4, 2017

Felicette the Space Cat Getting Long-Overdue Monument

Felicette, the cat who went to space, will be honored with a statue in her native France.

November 23, 2017

SpaceX Releases Rocket Landing Blooper Reel

Elon Musk has released video that shows how hard it is to land a rocket, including previously-unreleased footage of some…

September 15, 2017

Beat the Summer Boredom Blues With LEGO!

Check out the LEGO Creator Space Shuttle Explorer for summer afternoon fun for you and your kids!

August 13, 2017

Smart Solar Eclipse Viewing: The Celestron EclipSmart Travel Scope 50

Whether you're readying for this summer's total solar eclipse (in North America) or just want to study the sun, this…

July 7, 2017

Remembering ‘Apollo 1’

50 years ago today, NASA lost astronauts for the first time

January 27, 2017

Elon Musk Announces Plan To Colonize Mars (and Beyond)

In Tuesday's press conference, Elon Musk outlined his plans for Space X to take us to Mars and beyond in…

September 28, 2016

Parrot Disco Soars in First Person

The fixed-wing Parrot Disco drone is ready for consumers to purchase and experience first-person views of high-speed, long-duration flight.

September 4, 2016

New Game ‘Xtronaut’ Challenges Players to Explore Space (Sponsored)

Today's sponsor is a fun-to-play, educational game that challenges players to build rockets and explore space. The game is an…

August 15, 2016

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