February 12, 2013

The Real Tech Behind Flying Saucers

Coanda Effect In the early 1900s Romanian researcher Henri Coanda proved airflow sticks to a gently curved surface. This simple principle is a central tenet of […]
February 6, 2013

Gene Cernan Talks with ISS Crew

It was a feel-good moment in NASA’s Mission Control in Houston: Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan dialed up the International Space Station crew to chat. There was […]
December 28, 2012

On the ISS, no one can hear you scream because of the noise

Space is a vacuum, meaning it’s also a very quiet place to be because sound has nothing to travel through. So you probably expect the International Space Station (ISS) […]
December 26, 2012

NASA LED Lights Help Astronauts Sleep Sounder

You might think the quiet of space would help astronauts sleep on the International Space Station. But NASA is preparing to replace the station’s florescent panel lights with […]