Why on Earth is NASA building this football-shaped thing? Well, this big ol' orb does have a goal (goal? geddit?) and that is to get astronauts up to Mars, with a powerful free kick from the Green Giant. OK, that last bit is made up. Learn more >>
You might think NASA's not doing a lot these days, what with the dismantling of the manned space program and everything, but they're still making explosions. Now there's video: the J-2X, which NASA says is our next ticket to space.