Category: NASA

NASA hires a chief sniffer to inspect the smell of every item…

NASA hires a chief sniffer to inspect the smell of every item before it enters space. The lack of ventilation means astronauts are stuck with the smells that are onboard with them.

‘Oumuamua could be an extraterrestrial solar sail – Unexplained Mysteries

‘Oumuamua could be an extraterrestrial solar sail – Unexplained Mysteries

NASA’s Perfectly square iceberg breaks Internet – Unexplained Mysteries

NASA’s Perfectly square iceberg breaks Internet – Unexplained Mysteries

When NASA was preparing for Sally Ride to travel as the first…

When NASA was preparing for Sally Ride to travel as the first American female astronaut, engineers initially were at a loss about how many tampons to send. “Is 100 the right number?” they asked her. “No. That would not be the right number,” she replied. 

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The inventor of the Super Soaker squirt gun, one of the most…

The inventor of the Super Soaker squirt gun, one of the most popular toys in the world, was a NASA scientist who also helped develop the Stealth Bomber and the Galileo mission to Jupiter. His name is Lonnie G. Johnson.

John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth, spotted a…

John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth, spotted a cloud of strange glowing “fireflies” on his second orbit. Later, NASA confirmed that the “fireflies” were simply droplets of his own urine that had been expelled from his craft during his previous orbit.

NASA emailed a wrench to space. An astronaut working on the…

NASA emailed a wrench to space. An astronaut working on the International Space Station needed a tool he didn’t have, so NASA designed one with computer software and emailed the file to him. He then used a 3D printer to create the first object ever designed on Earth and made in space.

Space Shuttle ascending above the clouds taken by NASA.

Space Shuttle ascending above the clouds taken by NASA.

There’s a full-time job for defending our planet from aliens….

There’s a full-time job for defending our planet from aliens. NASA’s official title for this position is ‘Planetary Protection Officer’, and it’s existed since after the US signed the Outer Space Treaty in 1967. The job involves keeping Earth and other planets safe from contaminates, and it pays up to $187k.

A cement truck crashed near Winganon, Oklahoma in the 1950s and…

A cement truck crashed near Winganon, Oklahoma in the 1950s and the mixer was too heavy to move. It’s still there; locals have painted it to look like an abandoned NASA capsule.