Happy Birthday NASA!

The space agency celebrates it's 50th anniversary today and PopSci is on hand for the occasion. Find out the science behind space food, the history of the Apollo hoax and more

The 5 Minute Rocket

Combine a couple of simple household items to make a rocket propulsion system

From Flopnik It Came
From Flopnik It Came NASA

From Flopnik It Came

How a satellite failure heralded the launch of NASA—and the revolution of Earth observation_

NASA, Where's My Jet Pack!?
NASA, Where’s My Jet Pack!? NASA

NASA, Where’s My Jet Pack!?

Ant farms? “Space” pens? Fancy mattresses? The Grouse laments the agency’s less-than-stellar product offerings_

A Brief History of the Apollo Hoax
A Brief History of the Apollo Hoax NASA

A Brief History of the Apollo Hoax

Despite reams of evidence to the contrary, many still insist those footprints above are a myth

If It's Good Enough For Astronauts, It's Good Enough For Us
If It’s Good Enough For Astronauts, It’s Good Enough For Us NASA

If It’s Good Enough For Astronauts, It’s Good Enough For Us

The high-tech joys of freeze-dried foods

Pocket Rocket Komet
Pocket Rocket Komet NASA

Pocket Rocket Komet

Convert a glider into a rocket-powered aircraft