Twitter Drama: Comet Lovejoy & The Sun

Last night astronomers and space enthusiasts alike had the opportunity to witness the rare and dramatic collision of a comet with our biggest star, the sun. In case you didn’t know, a recently discovered comet, christened Lovejoy, was on a…

Paul Allen Wants to Revolutionize Space Travel

In 2004 SpaceShipOne made a historic flight when it entered suborbital space, becoming the first manned, privately funded spacecraft to do so. The flight earned the $10 million Ansari X prize for Mojave Aerospace Ventures, an aerospace company run by…

This Time Lapse Video Of Earth From Space Is Amazing

Seriously, I don’t want to put your entire week on a downhill trajectory, but in terms of the sheer scope of this video – it’s probably the best thing you’ll see on the internet all week. Edited by Michael König,…

An Asteroid Almost Ended Your Life Yesterday

While you were going about your daily business, maybe sitting in traffic or making dinner, a giant asteroid whizzed by your head, and you narrowly escaped the cold bite of death. Ok, when I say “whizzed by your head” I…

NASA Tweetup Wants To Give You Access To The Mars Curiosity Rover Launch

Do you follow @NASA on Twitter? If you don’t, you should, because followers of NASA are about to get the chance to hang around Kennedy Space Center and hobnob with all the awesome NASA people on November 23rd-25th. Oh, and…

9/11 Attacks, Ground Zero As Captured From Space

On September 11th, 2001, Astronaut Frank Culbertson was the only American not on the planet Earth. He was aboard the International Space Station, the only American on the crew. He happened to be flying over the New York City area…

WATCH: Space Shuttle Atlantis’ Final Flight

Earlier today, 11:26 A.M. EST Friday to be exact, space shuttle Atlantis launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center headed toward the International Space Station. Today’s launch signified the end of an era, as it was the final of Atlantis’ career.…

NASA Endeavour Shuttle Launch To Be Followed By YouTube / Google Moderator Interview with Crew

The space shuttle Endeavour launched today, beginning a 16-day mission that will see it heading to the International Space Station. In attendance was U.S. Reprsentative Gabrielle Giffords, whose husband Mark Kelly is commanding the mission. For the event, Google partnered…