Cool Facts

7 Things Astronauts Have Snuck Into Space

Astronauts have found ways to sneak items into space over the past 50 years. Here are some examples. Dirt from a Pitcher’s Mound New York Yankees fan Garrett Reisman took dirt from the pitcher’s mound at Yankee Stadium during


All About NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission

This month NASA launches its OSIRIS-REx mission, an epic seven-year journey that will send a spacecraft to a remote asteroid called Bennu. Why Bennu? At 4 billion years old, it is one of the oldest


Watch the Perseids Meteor Shower Peak on Aug. 11-12

Each August, the Swift-Tuttle comet lights up the nighttime sky, displaying a beautiful light show for all us Earthlings. How? When pieces of the comet hurl into our atmosphere at 132,000 MPH, they create streaks


NASA’s Juno Space Probe Arrives at Jupiter

While most people were celebrating the Fourth of July with fireworks and hot dogs, NASA was celebrating one of its most impressive missions ever: the arrival of the Juno space probe in Jupiter’s orbit. Juno


Take an Epic 360-Degree Tour of Mars

Want to visit Mars? Unless your an astronaut — or a robot — this incredible 360-degree tour of the Red Planet is just about the closest you get.