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Kerbal Space Program is the closest most of us are going to get to running our own space agency, and now NASA has stepped in and is collaborating with the game's makers to improve it. Read more »

Artist concept of asteroid impacting earth. Image credit: Don Davis/NASA

Does the thought of an asteroid falling out of the sky keep you up at night? Join a Hangout with NASA on Thursday to learn more — then help save the Earth by contributing your ideas to the 2014 International Space Apps Challenge this weekend, April 12–13. Read more »

This artist's concept shows the Mars Sample Return lander and its return capsule. Image credit: NASA

NASA is proposing a Centennial Challenge to build robotic rocket sample return systems. Read more »

A Mars-Bot will include the drive and steering mechanisms of a conventional competition robot, plus a wireless video cam and various sensors.

A simulated space mission could leverage the popularity of robotics competitions to teach science. Read more »

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Whether the medium be welded metal or crocheted yarn, makers are creatively showing their love of outer space. Read more »

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Learn how to capture the night sky — in motion! — with this complete tutorial covering camera settings, night shooting tips, image editing, and video production. Read more »

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Use a swivel caster and PVC pipe to capture awesome footage. Read more »