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The most famous women in NASA history

NASA's first all-female spacewalk made history. Women have played crucial roles in NASA's space exploration since its inception.
Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacesuit.

11 of the biggest innovations shaping the future of spaceflight today

Private companies like SpaceX and Boeing have started to take the lead in humankind's march into space.
Patrick Stewart plays Jean-Luc Picard in the sci-fi space series "Star Trek."

Warp speeds in ‘Star Trek’ are achingly slow, and a simple animation by a former NASA scientist proves it

The animation shows how long it takes the starship Enterprise in "Star Trek" to reach Pluto at warp factors that break the known laws of physics.
NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins in a spacesuit outside the International Space Station on Dec. 24, 2013.

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson has spent more days in space than any other American — here’s how much time US astronauts have logged in spac...

American astronauts have racked up an impressive amount of time in zero gravity. Here are the top 15 record-holding US astronauts.

India lost contact with its moon lander, and an astronomer thinks the spacecraft crashed into the lunar surface

The Vikram moon lander disappeared from communications just 1.3 miles above the lunar surface. An astronomer thinks the data indicates a crash.
India's spacecraft, Chandrayaan-2, at launch in July.

India’s $145 million lunar mission is set to make it just the 4th nation to make a soft landing on the moon, only months after NASA called its a...

If the mission is successful, India will follow in the footsteps of China, Russia, and the US, in making a soft moon landing.
The "Gaia" lounge at Virgin Galactic's "Gateway to Space" in New Mexico.

Virgin Galactic unveiled the luxurious lounge where tourists will spend time before their $250,000 trips into space

Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic is racing to send humans into space as tourists, and hundreds of people have already signed up.
Apollo 11 astronauts planted a flag on the moon on July 20, 1969.

Astronauts explain why nobody has visited the moon in more than 45 years — and the reasons are depressing

The last time anyone visited the moon was in December 1972, during NASA's Apollo 17 mission. Since then, there have been many foiled plans to go back.
Richard Branson

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is going public in 3, 2, 1…

The billionaire's space-tourism venture is selling a stake that values the company at $1.5 billion.
Fan wears "I want to believe" t-shirt in front of UFO model for Fox's "The X-Files" UFO episode.

Some tech execs want to find a UFO and reverse-engineer it for the betterment of mankind

Vice reports on the tech executives who want to find a UFO and reverse-engineer it, bringing its advanced technology to all of mankind.