A person’s taste for something on Earth can’t be trusted in space.
Just ask astronaut Chris Hadfield, whose palate thirsted for spicy wasabi once in orbit, or NASA’s Douglas Wheelock, who slept with an apple in microgravity for three weeks in order to satisfy his fruit cravings.
Learn more about the wacky wonders of tastebuds in space.

A person’s taste for something on Earth can’t be trusted in space.

Just ask astronaut Chris Hadfield, whose palate thirsted for spicy wasabi once in orbit, or NASA’s Douglas Wheelock, who slept with an apple in microgravity for three weeks in order to satisfy his fruit cravings.

Learn more about the wacky wonders of tastebuds in space.

Scientists have discovered the first concrete evidence of gravitational waves, a phenomenon first predicted by Einstein 100 years ago.
Learn more.

Scientists have discovered the first concrete evidence of gravitational waves, a phenomenon first predicted by Einstein 100 years ago.

Learn more.

"There has to be more out there than meets the eye."  What exactly is dark matter? Science correspondent Miles O’Brien explores that question underground in the depths of SNOLAB.

"There has to be more out there than meets the eye."

What exactly is dark matter? Science correspondent Miles O’Brien explores that question underground in the depths of SNOLAB.

Life on Jupiter? 
The Hubble Space Telescope captured images of water vapor shooting from the southern pole of Europa, Jupiter’s ice-covered moon.

Life on Jupiter?

The Hubble Space Telescope captured images of water vapor shooting from the southern pole of Europa, Jupiter’s ice-covered moon.

One time on NewsHour, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson gave a lesson on asteroids…using his tie.
Yea. That happened.

One time on NewsHour, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson gave a lesson on asteroids…using his tie.

Yea. That happened.

MAVEN hopes to answer the mystery of Mars’ missing atmosphere.
WATCH its launch at 1:20 pm ET here.

MAVEN hopes to answer the mystery of Mars’ missing atmosphere.

WATCH its launch at 1:20 pm ET here.

Astronaut Chris Hadfield on what space smells like, how he dreamt in weightlessness, and his real thoughts on the movie “Gravity.”

-Astronaut Chris Hadfield shares his most profound realization of our planet while he was in space.

36 years since its release, the Star Wars blooper reel has been found.

You can all rest easy now. 

At first glance, comparing a 36-year-old, one-ton spacecraft hurtling through interstellar space at about 37,075 miles per hour to the realities of planning for our long-term care needs seems … odd. But the more we thought about it, the more it made sense.
Learn what the Voyager program can teach you about your future.

At first glance, comparing a 36-year-old, one-ton spacecraft hurtling through interstellar space at about 37,075 miles per hour to the realities of planning for our long-term care needs seems … odd. But the more we thought about it, the more it made sense.

Learn what the Voyager program can teach you about your future.