Astronaut Scott Kelly Now Has Different DNA Than His Identical Twin Brother After One Year In SpaceWhile Scott Kelly's height and 93 percent of his DNA returned to normal after returning to Earth, NASA confirmed that seven percent of his genes have remained changed and may stay that way.
Elon Musk On First Mars Explorers: 'Good Chance You'll Die'While the tech mogul says humans must branch out into space, Musk admits the planet's first travelers to Mars may not make it back alive.
E.T. Calling? Astronomers Pick Up Radio Signals From SpaceA series of unexplained radio signals has been discovered coming from a source in a galaxy three billion light years away.
NASA Is Hiring An Officer To Protect Earth From AliensNASA is looking to hire a Planetary Protection Officer who would protect Earth from possible alien contamination.
SpaceX Chief Elon Musk Predicts People On Mars In 9 YearsSpaceX CEO Elon Musk says if things go according to plan people will be on Mars just nine years from now.
Sen. Kirk Pushing To Maintain Funding For Grants Promoting Interest In Space, ScienceSenator Mark Kirk says President Barack Obama wanted to cut, by a third, the Space Grant Program that funds research, education and service projects designed to promote an interest in space and the sciences.
NASA Chief: Alien Life Contact Possible By 2025During a panel discussion discussing water sources in the universe, NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan stated that she believes humans could come in contact with the first iterations of alien life by the year 2025.
Freeze, Burn, Shake: Extreme Testing Ensures Satellite Equipment Will Withstand SpaceProtecting the military's most sensitive information begins in the most unusual of places.
Evanston Concert Canceled For Performer Who Went On An Anti-Gay Rant An Evanston nightclub has announced it's canceling an upcoming concert because of an anti-gay rant on stage by the performer.
Curiosity: More Than A Rover, Space Lab To Analyze Mars For Signs Of LifeAn Adler Planetarium astronomer who said he'd go to Mars "in a heartbeat," said he's thrilled by what the rover Curiosity might find on the red planet.
Opinion: Sally Ride, A Role Model For The AgesLooking around our nation, it’s obvious that we need more heroines and heroes with Sally Ride’s brave and courageous character. Her inspiration and legacy must live on to create the heroines – and heroes – of the future.
Adler Planetarium Makes Bid For NASA Space ShuttleThe Adler Planetarium is mounting a campaign to land one of NASA's retired space shuttle orbiters.