Blue Origin launches capsule to space with astronaut perks

In this image from video made available by Blue Origin, the company’s New Shepard rocket lands after a test flight in West Texas on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (Blue Origin via AP) Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin company launched a new capsule into space Thursday to test all the astronaut perks before people strap in. Thursday’s […]

Podcast: From Athlete to Astronaut

Note: Scroll down for a complete transcript of this episode of Third Pod from the Sun. Leland Melvin’s scientific career began during his childhood in Lynchburg, Va., when he created a fantastic explosion in his living room with an at-home chemistry set. Little did Melvin or his family know that he would become […]

Imagine traveling to the moon only to realize you’re allergic to it. One astronaut did.

Gesundheit! (NASA/APOLLO 11/) What’s the weirdest thing you learned this week? Well, whatever it is, we promise you’ll have an even weirder answer if you listen to PopSci’s hit podcast. The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week hits Apple, Anchor, and everywhere else you listen to podcasts every-other Wednesday morning. It’s your new favorite source […]

Mark Kelly becomes 4th astronaut elected to Congress

Mark Kelly has won a seat in the U.S. Senate, making him only the fourth NASA astronaut to be elected to Congress. Kelly, who launched four times into space before pursuing a career in politics, was successful in his bid to represent the state of Arizona in the U.S. Senate. Kelly, a Democrat, ran against […]