We Are About to Enter a New Era of Space Stations
Motherboard talks to Robert Pearlman about his new book Space Stations, and how NASA, China, and space companies are building the next phase of human life off Earth.
What Scientists Found Inside the Brains of 10 Russian Cosmonauts
By imaging the brains of cosmonauts before and after their stints on the space station, neuroscientists discovered how microgravity influences the mind.
NASA Lost Lunar Rover Prototype and Other Priceless Artifacts to Sloppy Management, Inspector General Finds
The agency's Office of Inspector General (OIG) found that “a significant amount of historic personal property has been lost, misplaced, or taken” due to inadequate procedures.
How NASA Stopped 13 Women from Being the First Women in Space
The "Mercury 13" planned to be the first female astronauts to attempt spaceflight, undergoing rigorous training in a private program — until NASA found out about them.
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Trump’s Transition Team Asked NASA About Surveying the Moon for Valuable Resources
Internal communications between NASA and Trump's transition team, obtained by a Motherboard FOIA, show the new administration is also interested in how the agency's research helps private industry.
Watch NASA’s Tribute to Its Doomed Saturn Orbiter, and Cry for Our Robot Friends
On September 15, Cassini will throw itself into Saturn after nearly 20 years in space.
Private Lunar Landers Are Coming, and They’re Like Nothing You’ve Seen Before
The five final contenders for the $30 million Google Lunar XPrize push the boundaries of interplanetary exploration.
Fish Are Having a Real Hard Time in Space
Live-imaging developing fish bones aboard the ISS reveals stark changes almost immediately upon arrival.
NASA Is Making Soylent-Like Food Bars For Astronauts
Flavors include "ginger vanilla" and "barbeque nut."
The Supermoon Rising Behind a Russian Rocket Is Awe-Inspiring
Get ready to feel small.
Here's What the Next Generation of Space Travellers Might Be Wearing
"They have to deal with pooping inside a pressurized space suit. That's where NASA is spending their money.”
55 Years Ago, Yuri Gagarin Became the First Human in Space
55 years isn’t long, but look back at the technology and politics of the first human spaceflight and it seems like a different planet.