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Space Getaways, for a Price

June 10, 2019

Want to visit the International Space Station? You may soon get your chance. There’s just one hitch: It’ll cost you $58 million. Last Friday, NASA announced it will open the space station to tourists. The first mission could happen as…


Car in the Sky

May 30, 2019

An electric flying vehicle called Skai (pronounced “sky”) was unveiled yesterday near Los Angeles, California. Skai is made by Alaka’i Technologies. The vehicle has six rotors on top. Inside, there are seats for five passengers. To many people, Skai looks…


Back to the Moon

May 22, 2019

NASA is on a mission to put the first woman and the next man on the moon by 2024. On May 16, the space agency took the latest step in that process. It announced the 11 companies selected to help…


Get Smart

April 18, 2019

If you walked by James Fasulo’s bedroom, in Queens, New York, you might hear the 8-year-old talking. You might think he was chatting with a friend, or with his 4-year-old sister, Anna. More likely, James would be talking to his…


Charging Ahead

April 10, 2019

Do you ride a school bus? If not, 
you might know someone who does. In the United States, more than 
25 million students take one every day, according to the American School Bus Council. That’s more than 480,000 buses on…



Is Technology Making Us Rude?

March 14, 2019

Have you ever been so focused on texting with a friend that you ignored the one sitting right next to you? Technology can be a useful tool, but some people think it’s changing the way we behave, both online and…


Share the Screen

February 21, 2019

Anya Kamenetz is the author of The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life. She argues that a healthy life includes limited screen time enjoyed in the company of family and friends. Have…


Digital Detectives

January 11, 2019

Would you believe that Mount Rushmore, in landlocked South Dakota, is underwater? You shouldn’t. The image above is a fake. Such images often appear on social media. In August 2017, while Texas was being rocked by Hurricane Harvey, an…


Historic Moon Landing

January 11, 2019

A Chinese spacecraft called Chang’e-4 landed on the far side of the moon on January 3. It is the first time a craft has successfully landed there. The far side is the part of the moon that faces away from…


Best Inventions of 2018

January 4, 2019

Each year, TIME magazine picks the best of the inventions that will change how we live, work, and play. Here, TFK has selected 12 that we think will improve the world. Some help people overcome obstacles. Others help protect the…