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Virgin Galactic Will Blast Stephen Hawking into Space
“Richard Branson has offered me a seat on Virgin Galactic, and I said yes immediately,” he said. “I can tell you what will make me happy—to travel in space.”... READ ON
Art
Watch an Artist Recreate Cosmic Radiation With Sand
After taking two weeks to complete, the work was destroyed.... READ ON
Space
A Visual Guide to the Women Venus's Geography Is Named For
Almost every topographical feature on the second planet is named for a famous woman from mythology or history.... READ ON
Space
5 Teams Aim for the Moon This Year—and the $20 Million Google Lunar XPrize
They have to beat the December 31, 2017 deadline.... READ ON
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The First Woman in Space: Valentina Tereshkova
The factory worker-turned-cosmonaut dealt with plenty of sexism while trying to keep her spacecraft literally on track.... READ ON
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13 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of NASA Mission Controllers
What's it really like to work in Mission Control at the Johnson Space Center?... READ ON
Videos
Why There Are No Good Photos of Neil Armstrong On the Moon
The Apollo 11 astronauts were too busy being the first people to ever walk on the moon to bother with too many glamour shots—but the photos they did take reward close examination.... READ ON
History
New LEGO Set Honors NASA’s Female Pioneers
These space trailblazers sure look good in yellow.... READ ON
Space
SpaceX Is Sending Two Private Citizens Around the Moon
The flight is scheduled for late 2018.... READ ON
Space
Look Up! A "Ring of Fire" Eclipse Blazes the Southern Hemisphere
If you're in the southern parts of South America or Africa tomorrow, February 26, the show starts at 7:10 a.m. ET.... READ ON
Art
Download NASA's Colorful TRAPPIST-1 Travel Poster
Pack your imaginary bags.... READ ON
Space
Astronomers Find Seven "Earth-Like" Planets Orbiting a Cool Star
“It’s the first time we have seven planets in this temperate zone … that can be called terrestrial,” lead author Michaël Gillon said in a press briefing.... READ ON
Space
On This Day in 1930, Clyde Tombaugh Discovered Pluto
He was a self-taught astronomer who had not yet attended college.... READ ON
Space
5 Cratered Facts About Mercury
2. It once had an imaginary friend called Vulcan.... READ ON
Space
NASA Announces Winners of the 'Space Poop Challenge'
Last year NASA asked for help dealing with space poop, and the public came through.... READ ON
History
Museum Finds Winston Churchill’s Lost Essay on Extraterrestrial Life
The essay is pure Churchill: expansive, informed, philosophical, and just a little bit cranky.... READ ON

The name "The Birdman of Alcatraz" is a bit of misnomer: Robert Stroud was allowed to keep birds when he was incarcerated at Leavenworth, but not when he was transferred to Alcatraz.

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