Twenty-four human beings have traveled from Earth to the moon. Fewer than half of them remain.
Astronaut Al Worden, who flew to the moon in 1971 as a member of the Apollo 15 crew, has died. The retired astronaut was 88.
Worden circled the moon alone on that mission, while his two crewmates test-drove the first lunar rover. Read the rest
“We must return to the Moon—this time to stay.”
The annual space party 'Yuri's Night' happens in L.A. on Saturday April 6th, and then in a bunch more cities the following weekend: Washington, DC, Seattle, Colorado Springs, Kennedy Space Center on the Florida Space Coast, April 12-13, 2019. Read the rest
NASA and SpaceX have completed thousands of hours of tests to prepare for this unmanned test flight to the International Space Station.
How do you become a spaceship pilot? Read the rest
UPDATE: THEY DID IT. It couldn't have gone more perfectly. Read the rest
"We leave as we came, and, God willing, we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind." These were the last words Eugene Cernan said upon leaving the surface of our moon, at the end of Apollo 17.
Cernan (shown below at the beginning of EVA 3) was the last man to walk on the moon. He died Monday, Jan. 16, surrounded by his family. Read the rest
Federal safety officials say the builder of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo is at fault for not anticipating the copilot error that caused the spaceship's disintegration during a test flight nine months ago.
Pluto haze! In my brain. Lately, things, they don't seem the same.
XKCD's hot take on the recent space news around Kepler 452-B and Pluto.
It may be 'shopped, and we can tell by the pixels, but it's just the most beautiful image of Pluto mankind has ever seen.
NASA released more amazing space imagery and scientific data, slowly and steadily coming down to earth from the New Horizons space probe after its historic fly-by of Pluto.
Final preparations are under way for NASA's Dec. 4 launch of the Orion spacecraft. Not since the final Space Shuttle mission in 2011 has there been so much excitement around American space flight. Sawyer Rosenstein reports from Cape Canaveral.
Space educator Sawyer "@thenasaman
" Rosenstein, 19, is a hardcore space fan
. His enthusiasm for space flight was captured in a 2011 Boing Boing special feature
, and shines weekly in his "Talking Space" podcast
. He traveled to Florida for the opening
of the new permanent exhibit of Shuttle Atlantis at Kennedy Space Center
, and shared photos with us
. All images in this review are Sawyer's. —Xeni Jardin.
In the Boing Boing Flickr Pool, reader JMV shares this wonderful scan of a 1952 feature from the Vancouver Sun's "Weekend Picture Magazine" on the coming age of travel to Mars.
Illustration by Edgar Ainsworth.
"It will probably be some 50 years before any safe space flight from Earth to another planet and back is made, but there seems now to be very little doubt that the dreams of Roger Bacon in AD 1249 and Albertus Magnus in 1280 have left the realm of Wellsian imaginings and become a practical proposition."
Here's a larger size. Guess they didn't think of Rovers! Read the rest
Lego reenactment of the Red Bull Stratos jump. Scale 1:350.