Beyonce may have gotten herself into hot water for the sample used in the first six seconds of “XO.” The track samples NASA public affairs officer Steve Nesbitt saying, “Flight controllers here looking very carefully at the situation. Obviously a major malfunction” On Jan. 28, 1986, the Challenger exploded soon after taking off in Houston. […]

On January 28, 1986, NASA Challenger mission STS-51-L ended in tragedy when the shuttle exploded 73 seconds after takeoff.  On board was physicist Ronald E. McNair, who was the second African-American to enter space. In this animated short, his brother Carl narrates several moments in the young Ron McNair’s life that shaped him into the […]

Mos Def will team with NASA to encourage students to pursue higher education using science and technology this Sunday (September 5th) in Oakland, California.