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.

“When I reached orbit, the first thing that impressed me was the silence.”
-Scott Carpenter, the second man to orbit the Earth and one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts. Carpenter died Thursday at the age of 88.

“When I reached orbit, the first thing that impressed me was the silence.”

-Scott Carpenter, the second man to orbit the Earth and one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts. Carpenter died Thursday at the age of 88.

A frog photobombed NASA’s lift-off earlier today.
Yea. That happened.

A frog photobombed NASA’s lift-off earlier today.

Yea. That happened.

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Wow. (via Wired)
A look at the Orion nebula’s center, a cloud of gas and dust known as M42.
Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona

Wow. (via Wired)

A look at the Orion nebula’s center, a cloud of gas and dust known as M42.

Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona

Happy birthday Curiosity! 
It feels like only yesterday that you blasted into the Mars atmosphere, deployed a supersonic parachute, fired eight rocket engines, unfurled a giant sky crane and lowered yourself to the Martian soil.

Happy birthday Curiosity!

It feels like only yesterday that you blasted into the Mars atmosphere, deployed a supersonic parachute, fired eight rocket engines, unfurled a giant sky crane and lowered yourself to the Martian soil.

Today at 5:27 pm ET, go outside, look up at the sky and say “cheese.” NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will take a photo of the Earth from deep space. 
Learn more here.

Today at 5:27 pm ET, go outside, look up at the sky and say “cheese.” NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will take a photo of the Earth from deep space.

Learn more here.

"This could be a day, I thought, when all the inhabitants of Earth, in unison, could issue a full-throated, cosmic shout-out and smile a big one for the cameras from far, far away."
-On July 19, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will snap a picture of Earth from a billion miles away. Carolyn Porco, the leader of Cassini’s imaging team, gives an inside look at the project.

"This could be a day, I thought, when all the inhabitants of Earth, in unison, could issue a full-throated, cosmic shout-out and smile a big one for the cameras from far, far away."

-On July 19, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will snap a picture of Earth from a billion miles away. Carolyn Porco, the leader of Cassini’s imaging team, gives an inside look at the project.

Commander Chris Hadfield’s tweets are literally out of this world. Nearly every day the astronaut tweets out photos and observations from space to his 500,000 plus Twitter followers and gives them a glimpse at his life in orbit.
Learn more about his social media use here.

Commander Chris Hadfield’s tweets are literally out of this world. Nearly every day the astronaut tweets out photos and observations from space to his 500,000 plus Twitter followers and gives them a glimpse at his life in orbit.

Learn more about his social media use here.