Featured by Amy Shira Teitel
Ed Dwight, the African American Astronaut who Never Flew
NASA’s early astronaut corps was anything but diverse. The criteria astronaut hopefuls had to meet in the late 1950s and...
When We First Saw The Far Side Of The Moon
Our solar system is pretty familiar by now, but even the Moon was shrouded in mystery just 50 years ago
The CIA’s Bold Kidnapping of a Soviet Spacecraft
One day in late 1959 or 1960 — dates aren’t totally clear in declassified documents — a crack team of...
These Apollo pictures show the crowded life of lunar astronauts
Note: This story, published in 2015, is being re-promoted as part of our #sputnik60 celebration of the planet’s first artificial...
These Apollo Pictures Show the Crowded Life of Astronauts
We’re used to Apollo images showing sweeping vistas of the Moon and stunning pictures of the Earth as a complete...
Here Are Some Weird Facts About Pooping in Space
Everybody poops. In space, it's pretty difficult and requires a lot of planning.
Meet the Gemini Radar Evaluation Pod
Even as a hardcore space nerd, I come across images from the Apollo era of things that I have no...
Remember when a Soviet spacecraft landed in Wisconsin?
In 1962, Korabl-Sputnik 1 landed smack in the middle of a main street in Wisconsin
What’s The Deal With The Apollo Milkstool?
A Saturn IB perched atop a launch pedestal is an odd but iconic image of the end of the Apollo era. Here's why it existed.
Here’s the View from the Highest Ever Orbital Mission
In 1966, the Gemini XI crew set an as-of-yet unbroken altitude record within low Earth orbital flights. Using the Agena’s...