Distant World Takes Name From Algonquian Language
After discovering the ancient ice world, which rotates four billion miles away, NASA named it Arrokoth, an Algonquian word for “sky.”
Congress Investigates EPA For Refusing NASA's Help After Hurricane Harvey
The space agency offered to assess air pollution caused by the storm—and was essentially told “No, thank you.”
D.C. Mayor Commits $4,000 to Black Teenage Scientists' NASA-Bound Project After Troll Attack
4chan users tried to sabotage Mikayla Sharrieff, India Skinner and Bria Snell’s entry into a NASA contest for high school students by attacking them with racist and sexist vitriol.
Katherine Johnson and Mae Jemison To Get Their Own Lego Figurines
The mathematician and astronaut feature in an upcoming “Women of NASA” Lego set.
WATCH: 'Hidden Figures' Trailer Reveals NASA #BlackGirlMagic That Launched Man Into Space
Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe portray three of the Black female mathematicians and scientists who helped the USA catch up in the space race.
Black Astronaut Who Died in Challenger Mission Was Never About The Norms
On January 28, 1986, NASA Challenger mission STS-51-L ended in tragedy when the shuttle exploded 73 seconds after takeoff.
We Love NASA Scientist QuynhGiao Nguyen's Immigrant Survival Story
Nguyen arrived in America at age 7 speaking no English, and faced bias and bullying. At age 19, she got her first job at NASA.
Remembering Onizuka, McNair 25 Years After Challenger Disaster
Ellison Onizuka and Ronald McNair were among the first astronauts of color to go to space.