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Top 10 Headlines Today: Space Station Leak, Earth Timelapse…

The top 10 headlines on our radar today: Astronauts are dealing with a dangerous leak on the International Space Station, stunning timelapses of Earth show how the planet has changed in the last few decades, and…

Top 10 Headlines Today: New Dino Found, Lost Continent Discovered…

The top 10 news stories on our radar today: A new dome-skulled dinosaur has been found in Canada, scientists have discovered what’s been dubbed a potential “Brazilian Atlantis,” and…

The Underwater Realm: Five-Minute Movies That Are Obsessed with Atlantis

Film director David M. Reynolds is obsessed with the fabled island of Atlantis. He’s so obsessed that he spent the past two years working practically nonstop (and with barely any budget) on five short films collectively called The Underwater Realm. In each of these four-to-five minute shorts, humans come into contact with Atlanteans, from a…

What Does It Take to Be an Astronaut?

That was the most asked question during an event this morning at the National Air and Space Museum featuring the crew of STS-132, the final flight of the space shuttle Atlantis to the International Space Station. A student asks a question of the STS-132 crew. —Image by Eric Long/NASM Well, the final “scheduled” flight, anyway.…

Space Shuttle Challenger Explosion: 24 Years After the Disaster

The space shuttle has been on my mind a lot lately, since 2010 will see the final five shuttle launches for all time. Already NASA has plans to distribute the decommissioned shuttles to museums and education centers. And the space agency just announced that the Endeavour launch, slated for February 7, will be the last-ever…