John Glenn was the first person to snap a photograph of Earth from outer space. Neil Armstrong took the first picture from the moon's surface. The original prints of those are among 445 rare photos taken by American astronauts that are being sold by Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers starting this week.
A nine-year-old boy from New Jersey threw his space helmet into the ring for NASA's recent Planetary Protection Officer role, with a touching hand-written letter sure to win hearts and minds throughout the galaxy.
NASA's planet-hunting telescope has found 10 new planets outside our solar system that are likely the right size and temperature to potentially have life on them, broadly hinting that we are probably not alone.