On Aug. 16, 1963, NASA’s M2-F1 aircraft prototype made its first glide flight. This wingless aircraft kind of looked like a flying bathtub. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series.
Scientists shouldn’t be afraid to propose bold ideas about the search for alien life. Any publicity is good publicity if it gets more people engaged with the golden age of space exploration that we’re currently living through.
NASA just announced its first astronauts for commercial crew vehicles. Other entities are courting the companies as well, hoping to bring tourists into space just behind the government astronauts. How close are we to flying tourists?