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NASA Designed Perfume Captures Smell Of Outer Space

A new Kickstarter campaign has been launched to sell Eau de Space to the public — an aroma recreated by NASA decades ago to help astronauts acclimate to space during training.

  • July 4th 2020 at 13:58

NASA Needs A Toilet That Works In Microgravity And Lunar Gravity

NASA's Lunar Loo Challenge asks the public to design a toilet to be used when astronauts go back to the moon. Head of the challenge tells The Verge it was messy when they went to the bathroom before.

  • June 30th 2020 at 13:00

You Can Now Smell Space Without Leaving Earth's Atmosphere

A Kickstarter campaign was launched for a fragrance called Eau de Space. The scent of space has been described as bitter and smokey, like the smell of a gun shot.

  • June 29th 2020 at 12:25

In Space, Astronauts Are Far From COVID-19, See A World Without Borders

Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken talk to NPR's Steve Inskeep from the International Space Station. They were the first to be launched into space on a private spaceflight company mission.

  • June 29th 2020 at 11:02

Sarah Parcak: How Can Satellite Images Unlock Secrets To Our Hidden Past?

By NPR/TED STAFF
TED2016 TED Prize winner Sarah Parcak speaks at TED2016.

There may be hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of undiscovered ancient sites. Sarah Parcak wants to locate them — from space.

(Image credit: Bret Hartman/Bret Hartman / TED)

  • June 26th 2020 at 16:14

NASA To Rename Headquarters After Its 1st Black Female Engineer Mary W. Jackson

NASA announced Wednesday it will rename its headquarters after Mary W. Jackson, the agency's first African-American female engineer. Her contributions were highlighted in the 2016 film Hidden Figures.

  • June 25th 2020 at 22:07

Russian Astronauts Play Chess Grandmaster From Space

On the 50th anniversary of a similar game, Russian astronauts played a game of chess from space using iPads to communicate with a chess grandmaster.

  • June 11th 2020 at 11:00

1st U.S. Woman To Walk In Space Dives To Deepest Point In The Ocean

By Colin Dwyer
Kathy Sullivan and pilot Victor Vescovo, seen after their dive to Challenger Deep.

Kathy Sullivan traveled to Challenger Deep, nearly 7 miles beneath the surface of the South Pacific. Already an accomplished astronaut, Sullivan made history with her trip to the site.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Enrique Alvarez)

  • June 9th 2020 at 22:12

SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Successfully Docks With The International Space Station

By Brendan Byrne
SpaceX

The docking came above China and Mongolia as the ISS was traveling at 17,000 mph. It docked 19 hours after the historic launch with NASA astronauts from the Kennedy Space Center.

(Image credit: NASA / NASA TV)

  • May 31st 2020 at 16:55

Astronauts Set To Land At International Space Station After Historic Launch

By Nell Greenfieldboyce

NASA and SpaceX successfully launched NASA astronauts from US soil into space for the first time since 2011 on Saturday afternoon.

  • May 31st 2020 at 14:02

This Bedtime Book Helps Kids Find Their Place In The 'Universe'

By Samantha Balaban
"Of starbursts brighter than fireworks, you are a child of the universe."

Before he became an astrophysicist, Ray Jayawardhana was just a kid, looking up at the night sky with his father. "I remember being awed," he says. He's written a book called Child of the Universe.

(Image credit: Raul Colón/Random House Children's Books)

  • May 31st 2020 at 14:02

Trump Takes Credit For Space Launch That Got Its Start A Decade Ago

By Nell Greenfieldboyce
President Trump, Vice President Pence and Karen Pence view the SpaceX flight to the International Space Station at Kennedy Space Center on Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Saturday.

The successful SpaceX launch has its roots in two previous administrations, but President Trump credited his own leadership.

(Image credit: Alex Brandon/AP)

  • May 31st 2020 at 00:42

NASA And SpaceX Launch 1st Astronauts To Orbit From U.S. Since 2011

By Geoff Brumfiel
A SpaceX Falcon 9, with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken in the Dragon crew capsule, lifts off from Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Saturday.

After an aborted launch attempt to the International Space Station on Wednesday, the weather cleared and the launch went ahead on Saturday.

(Image credit: David J. Phillip/AP)

  • May 30th 2020 at 13:46

NASA Aborts The Launch Of The Crew Dragon

By Brendan Byrne

NASA and SpaceX on Wednesday have aborted the launch of a spaceship that was supposed to deliver astronauts to the International Space Station.

  • May 27th 2020 at 22:38

Weather Delays Launch Of SpaceX Dragon With 2 Astronauts Aboard

By Geoff Brumfiel
Clouds pass over the SpaceX Falcon 9, with the Crew Dragon spacecraft on top of the rocket on Launch Pad 39-A on Wednesday at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

With astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken strapped inside the capsule and the countdown narrowing, poor weather conditions forced an abort. The next opportunity to try will be on Saturday.

(Image credit: David J. Phillip/AP)

  • May 27th 2020 at 18:07

Shuttle Veteran Leads First Human Space Mission Launched From U.S. Since 2011

By Brendan Byrne
NASA astronaut Doug Hurley rehearses putting on his SpaceX spacesuit last week at the Neil A. Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

When Doug Hurley launched aboard Atlantis on July 8, 2011, the future of human spaceflight from U.S. soil was uncertain. Nearly a decade later, the astronaut is piloting SpaceX's new Crew Dragon.

(Image credit: Kim Shiflett/NASA)

  • May 27th 2020 at 11:00

NASA Is Set To Launch Astronauts Aboard A SpaceX Spacecraft

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Phil McAlister, NASA's head of commercial spaceflight development, about the first launch of astronauts aboard a SpaceX spacecraft scheduled for Wednesday.

  • May 26th 2020 at 22:16

New Spaceship Prepares To Blast Off And Make History

By Nell Greenfieldboyce
The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft is prepared for its first crewed launch from American soil. It arrived at the launch site on Feb. 13.

NASA and SpaceX plan to launch astronauts to the International Space Station on Wednesday. It'll be the first time a new kind of spacecraft has launched astronauts into orbit since the space shuttle.

(Image credit: SpaceX)

  • May 26th 2020 at 17:12

NASA Astronaut Doug Hurley Prepares To Return To Space

By Brendan Byrne

Doug Hurley is set to return to space this week aboard a SpaceX capsule. It's the first time astronauts will depart from U.S. soil since the shuttle program ended in 2011.

  • May 26th 2020 at 11:02

Here's How The Pandemic Is Changing America's Plans For Its Newest Spaceship

By Geoff Brumfiel
Two astronauts will launch to the International Space Station aboard a new capsule built by the company SpaceX.

Later this week, NASA and SpaceX will launch the first rocket carrying astronauts from U.S. soil since the end of the space shuttle era. But COVID-19 has forced some changes to their plans.

(Image credit: SpaceX)

  • May 25th 2020 at 13:00
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