Category Archives: space

Space Case: SpaceX Is Bringing Cannabis To Space

Cannabis and coffee are heading to the International Space Station, and SpaceX is giving them a ride. Agri-tech company Front Range Biosciences® has partnered with SpaceCells USA Inc., which is funding and managing the project, to send tissue cultures of two of the world’s favorite substances into the cosmos. They will be studied by BioServe […]

Did Elon Musk Smoke The Most Expensive Blunt of All Time?

According to a new report on SpaceX’s safety review following Elon Musk hitting a blunt on Joe Rogan’s podcast, it may have been the most expensive blunt of all time! Politico national security reporter Jacqueline Feldscher dug up some contracting records revealing that NASA ended up paying SpaceX $5 Million to conduct the review. While […]

Space Case: NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover Takes A Selfie

The cultural phenomenon of the so-called selfie has become so prevalent that now, even robots have taken to snapping them, and on another planet, no less. Witness this remarkable image taken by NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover on October 11, 2019 in a region of Mars called “Glen Etive” (pronounced “glen EH-tiv”). The selfie serves as […]

Space Case: New Book Features Images From The NASA Archives

Some people enjoy stargazing out in the vast open air, while others prefer to cozy up at home and leaf through a solid hardcover book full of mystifying images of space. For these armchair astronauts, there’s a brand-new publication that not only includes 128 pages worth of text and photographs of space—it also includes a […]

Space Case: The Lead Singer Of Blink-182 Started A Company That Studies UFOs

In 2017, the lead singer of Blink-182, Tom DeLonge, co-founded a space-related public benefit corporation with a 25-year veteran in the CIA, Jim Semivan. Called To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science (TTSA), the company aims to foster a greater understanding of science in society by bringing certain issues out of the fringes and […]

Flashback Friday: Secrets of Area 51

An August, 1995 feature in High Times explored the mysterious Area 51. Glenn Campbell stands atop a remote ridge in the desert of south-central Nevada. He peers through a high-powered telescope at a vast, dry lake bed in the distance below. Through waves of heat distortion, Campbell’s telescope picks up an airfield. There are several […]

Space Case: Introducing The Alliance Of Historical Observatories

Before the dawning of the space age, observatories across the US worked diligently to gather all the information required to make space exploration possible in the first place. As technology advanced, a number of these valuable observatories fell behind in funding, and as a result, some of the country’s most important scientific institutions have been […]

Space Case: The 2020 Mars Rover Needs A Name

Right now, NASA’s Mars Exploration Program is planning to send a rover to the red planet sometime in July or August of next year. There’s just one problem: NASA doesn’t know what to call it. In an effort to change that, the space agency is inviting students across America to submit proposals to the Mars […]

Space Case: NASA-JPL Names a Rock on Mars After the Rolling Stones

Moments before the age-old Rolling Stones began performing at Pasadena’s Rose Bowl Stadium on Thursday, actor Robert Downey Jr. inexplicably took to the stage and announced that the band was now the namesake of a rock on Mars. When NASA’s InSight lander touched down on Mars back in November, its thrusters evidently displaced a rock, […]

Space Case: NASA is Building a Spacecraft Bound for Jupiter’s Moon

Welcome to our new semi-regular column, Space Case—where we travel to the far reaches of the universe in order to bring you the most stellar space-related news this side of the solar system. NASA has confirmed it’s sending a spacecraft to Jupiter’s moon Europa in order to find out whether or not, beneath its icy […]