Space & Astronomy

Space Cat Felicette Statue Unveiled at French University

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

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

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

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

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

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…

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

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

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…

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…

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…

Stack Overflow: To the Moon! Celebrating Apollo 50th

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

‘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…

Making and Sharing Memories of Apollo

Ways to share and make Apollo 11 memories this summer.

Brickquility Base Here: The Eagle Has Landed!

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

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…

OK Go Wants to Put Your Art Project in Space

OK Go wants to put your art project in space!

Breaking Atmo – March 2019

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

Breaking Atmo: Good Night, Opportunity — February 2019

Celebrating the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity.

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…

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.

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…

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…

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

Astronomy fans: this giveaway is for you!

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.

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…

Beat the Summer Boredom Blues With LEGO!

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

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…

Remembering ‘Apollo 1’

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

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…

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.

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…

Weekly Poll: Space Probes

This week's poll: space probes!