The story of heroic fasteners that will get us to the moon and back.
Plus, 9 simple ways to move in zero gravity
Before women started flying in space, NASA was a little worried they might die having their periods
A look back at the spacecraft's greatest discoveries
A new book showcases images from the forgotten Gemini mission, which taught NASA how to live and work in space
Throwing shade on Earth's telescopes
The Rogallo wing was NASA's multi-million dollar 1960s attempt to stop ending its missions with splashdowns. It didn't work.
The ubiquitous American food flew aboard quite a number of missions
And still has a hot core
He made history (again) by going to space at age 77
The solar system's smallest planet finds a place in the sun
There's a good reason why all of today's manned spacecraft look pretty much the same
The greatest hits of Earth's unmanned spacecraft
The ups and downs of our solar system's least explored planet
From the April 1981 issue of Popular Science: "When scientists finally detect a form of energy they have never seen, they will open a new era in astronomy."