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The Last NASA Scientist to Work on Nazi Rockets Has Died

Georg von Tiesenhausen helped NASA get humans on the moon, but before he was brought to the US through Operation Paperclip, he was designing missiles for the Nazis.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.6.18
Motherboard

Buy the Underwear Apollo-Era Astronauts Peed In for $300

For around $300, you can own a grotesque part of space history.
Matthew Gault
4.17.18
Lunar Landmarks

This Nonprofit Wants to Protect the Lunar Lander Sites

For All Moonkind has condemned the auction of a priceless lunar sample return bag, expected to fetch $4 million.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.20.17
Wicked Burn

This Indie Space Network Launched the ‘First Protest in Space’ Targeting Trump

'LOOK AT THAT, YOU SON OF A BITCH' reads a suborbital tweet paraphrasing Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell.
Becky Ferreira
4.12.17
space lettuce

Inside NASA’s Space Farming Labs

If astronauts are going to make it on long duration space missions, they’re going to need some veggies.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.25.17
Features

Heat and Ashes: The Untold Story of the Apollo 1 Fire

Six rescuers tried to save the Apollo 1 astronauts from a suffocating, fiery death. My grandpa was one of them.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.27.17
Music

This Music Simulates the Awe-Inspiring Feeling of Seeing Earth From Space

Motherboard exclusively premieres Roger Goula's new single from Overview Effect-inspired album.
Ben Sullivan
10.4.16
Anniversaries

The Other First Moon Landing

Apollo 11 achieved the first crewed Moon landing in 1969. Ten years earlier, it was the Soviets who had the edge with Luna 2.
Becky Ferreira
9.14.16
nasa

The First Photographs of the Earth from the Moon Were Taken 50 Years Ago Today

Lunar Orbiter 1 snapped the original “Earthrise” shot.
Becky Ferreira
8.23.16
nasa

Watch Taraji P. Henson Play a NASA Mathematician in 'Hidden Figures'

"Yes they do let women do some things at NASA. And it's not because we wear skirts."
Madison Margolin
8.16.16
nasa

Cardiovascular Problems in Apollo Astronauts Linked to Radiation

Radiation isn't healthy for more reasons than we thought.
Michael Byrne
7.28.16
nasa

Inside a Million Dollar Auction of Rare Space Memorabilia

Are you in the market for 15 gilded astronaut hand molds?
Becky Ferreira
7.21.16
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