Space, Summits and Speed

How Astronaut Scott Parazynski Pranked John Glenn, and Other Stories From an Extraordinary Life

With his memoir The Sky Below, American astronaut Scott Parazynski shares about overcoming some of life's greatest summits.

08/03/2017 By Hannah Lauritzen

Essay

Astronaut Peggy's Pool Promenade

A behind-the-scenes visit with the queen of astronauts, Peggy Whitson, at NASA's watery NBL.

09/14/2016 By Loreta Kovacic

NASA

Astronauts Are People Too

The quirks and perks behind the scenes at Houston’s Johnson Space Center, including NASA's own "air hockey table."

08/19/2016 By Miranda Proctor

The Right Stuff

The New Women of NASA

Four extraordinary women make up half of NASA’s most recent astronaut class—and they may go to Mars.

05/31/2016 By Steven Devadanam

Men of Style

Scott Kelly Is the Latest Astronaut to Get in the Watch Endorsement Game

Why pay Roger Federer when science's biggest rockstars will wear your watches in space?

04/05/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Books

The Wife Stuff

Astronauts get all the attention, but what about their wives? A new book examines life in Houston for the first NASA families.

06/14/2013 By Michael Hardy