It’s summer, and on Earth that means bothersome insect bites. But astronauts escape from all that… don’t they?
NASA has renamed its headquarters to honour pioneering Black mathematician and engineer Mary W. Jackson.
That earthy smell may be an ancient type of communication between bacteria and the creatures that live with them in the soil.
In 1998, Black astronaut Guion S. Bluford Jr. took part in the Spacelab D1 mission, which included experiments on plant roots in microgravity.
In which I make hummus with buffalo worms, and we wolf it down for lunch.
Only 566 people have ever travelled to space. Sixty-five of them, or about 11.5%, were women.