NASA wants to establish a floating cloud city to study Venus. The innovative concept involves helium-filled, solar-powered airships, which could contribute to humans permanently occupying the atmosphere of the hottest planet in our solar system.
NASA engineers and employees in the firing room celebrate successful launches with a tradition of eating beans.
In 2008, hackers gained unauthorized access to a NASA spacecraft’s control system but chose to do nothing with it.
For the first Moon landing, the average age of NASA controllers was 26 years old.
NASA’s first trip into space was made possible in part by Katherine Johnson, an African American scientist who was in charge of calculating the rocket’s flight trajectory. Her work was so trusted that, even after NASA had switched to computers, they would call on her to check for any mistakes.
NASA engineers once asked Sally Ride if 100 tampons was enough for a 7 day mission.
NASA asked Buzz Aldrin to refrain from quoting the Bible on the moon.
NASA has a radio station, and all they play is alternative rock.
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory used to run a female beauty pageant, the winner of which was crowned ‘Miss Guided Missile’.
It would have cost NASA more money to fake the moon landing than actually doing it.