Posts Tagged ‘NASA’

  • Nichelle Nichols

    82-Year-Old Nichelle Nichols Is Signed Up for a NASA Mission

    August 3, 2015 • News, Science, TV

    In a Reddit AmA chat on Thursday, Nichelle Nichols, famous as Lt. Uhura on the original Star Trek series, announced she’ll be going up into very thin air: In September, I’m traveling on a NASA SOFIA flight, a second generation Airborn Observatory,

  • Kepler-452b and Earth

    Did NASA Just Find Another Earth?

    July 24, 2015 • News, Science

    NASA has a new favorite planet. It goes by the unsexy name of Kepler-452b, but the description reveals more about why it’s special: in a release, the aerospace experts have called it Earth’s “Bigger, Older Cousin.” NASA’s Kepler