NASA astronaut Kate Rubins casting her vote from some 200 miles above Earth should be all the motivation you need to make a plan to vote this year. Continue reading This American Astronaut Voted from Space. Here’s how She did it.
NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft unfurled its robotic arm Tuesday, and in a first for the agency, briefly touched an asteroid to collect dust and pebbles from the surface for delivery to Earth in 2023. Continue reading NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Successfully Touches Asteroid
Almost 50 years ago, in June 1972, attendees at the First National Conference on Minority Participation in Earth Sciences and Mineral Engineering [Gillette and Gillette, 1972] held one of the first formal discussions on the lack of diversity in the geosciences. Continue reading Raising Our Voices for Diversity in the Geosciences
By Joel Hruska
The search for a truly room-temperature superconducting material has been one of the great Holy Grails in engineering and physics. The ability to move electricity from Point A to B with zero resistance and hence no losses would be a game-changer for human civilization. Continue reading Scientists Have Discovered a Genuine Room-Temperature Superconductor
By Nell Greenfield Boyce and Mark Katkov
The Nobel Prize in chemistry was awarded this year to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna for their work on “genetic scissors” that can cut DNA at a precise location, allowing scientists to make specific changes to specific genes.
Continue reading 2 Scientists Awarded Nobel Prize In Chemistry For Genome Editing Research
By Shannon Stirone, Kenneth Chang and
High in the toxic atmosphere of the planet Venus, astronomers on Earth have discovered signs of what might be life.
By Trevor English
Around the world, there are a plethora of engineers, physicists, scientists, and otherwise just normal people making superhuman efforts at fighting back against COVID-19. From 3D printed masks to mechanical ventilators, the STEAM community is putting up a solid fight.
In February, NOGLSTP was pleased to announce its 2020 Recognition Awards for LGBTQ+ Scientist, Engineer, Educator, and Organization of the Year. Continue reading Leading the Way: Dr. Sean P.J. Whelan, Scientist of the Year
This weekend, and for a while now, new dad of the entertainingly-named little boy, X Æ A-12 Musk, and footloose Twitter aficionado Elon Musk is having one of what he hopes will be a long future of space moments. It’s no small accomplishment to get the nod from NASA bigs that you can carry the most precious asset, their astronauts, up to the big game on the International Space Station, and kudos to Daddy Musk, and to NASA, for that. Continue reading The Man Behind America’s New Spacesuit: Jose Fernandez
This past weekend, the United States made history when Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched the Dragon Crew capsule into space, the first U.S. mission from U.S. soil since 2011. SpaceX is primarily associated with Musk, as he was the founder of the company, but many people don’t know about the company’s president and chief operating officer, Gwynne Shotwell. Continue reading Meet the Woman Behind Space X, President and Engineer Gwynne Shotwell