BiologyThe physiological and biological affects of air and space flight on living organisms
The "overview effect" profoundly changes the way space travelers view our planet. How can everyone experience it?
November 08, 2013 | By Heather Goss
It's still an intriguing theory, but still unproven.
August 29, 2013 | By Dirk Schulze-Makuch
Start by figuring out the patterns in their language, says SETI researcher John Elliott.
August 18, 2013 | By Tony Reichhardt
500 years after Leonardo, the mechanics of bird flight still enthralls.
August 02, 2013 | By Katrina van Grouw
The Library of Congress’s first resident astrobiologist takes inspiration from both Carl Sagan and Jerry Garcia.
November 16, 2012 | By Pat Trenner
NASA's GRACE satellites have been watching our groundwater disappear.
September 21, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
NASA is getting ready to launch a barrage of rockets that should be visible along the U.S. Eastern seaboard.
March 12, 2012 | By Heather Goss
Solar tantrums of 1859, 1921, and 1989.
January 26, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
NASA animal research practices have come a long way since the days of Able and Baker.
October 2011 | By Mark Betancourt
When the [Virginia] earthquake struck on August 23, it unnerved most of the staff and visitors at the National Air and Space Museum —except patrons in the IMAX® theaters.
October 04, 2011 | By Pat Trenner
According to computer modeling by NASA’s QuakeSim project, Tuesday’s 5.8-magnitude earthquake in central Virginia moved the city of Washington D.C. a whopping 0.02 inches “to the northwest and downward.” The small town of Mineral, near the quake’s epicenter, shifted about 2.8 inches.
August 25, 2011 | By Tony Reichhardt
Ron Grabe, launch system manager for Orbital Sciences, didn't try to sugar-coat the news. "Tonight we're all pretty devastated," he said during a predawn press briefing at Vandenberg AFB today.Orbital's Taurus XL rocket had just dumped NASA's $424 million Glory climate satellite into the Pacific oc...
March 04, 2011 | By Tony Reichhardt
Thousands of Air Force pilots trained on the Holloman centrifuge. Now a better ride is coming.
February 11, 2011 | By Mark Betancourt
It’s not just a problem for astronauts anymore.
March 09, 2009 | By Michael Klesius
Despite the best training and technology, why do pilots still die from not knowing which end is up?
September 2008 | By Tom LeCompte
And has anybody found a cure?
June 18, 2008 | By Rebecca Maksel
Fifty years after her flight, a new graphic novel recounts the saga of the dog that made space history.
November 01, 2007 | By Tony Reichhardt
We have the technology to send astronauts to Mars. But can we return them safely to Earth?
January 2006 | By John F. Ross
It's the one area of space science in which you get to eat the experiment.
September 2003 | By Robert Zimmerman
What scientists haven't solved and hot-shot pilots won't talk about.
May 2002 | By William Gregory