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Apollo Project

Peculiar Books Reviewed: David A. Mindell's "Digital Apollo"

Brian Troutwine | Posted 05.31.2014 | Home
Brian Troutwine

The US space program is a treasure trove of insight into engineering at the extremes of human ability. It is a field which concerns itself deeply with human-machine interaction. Spacecrafts are not fully automated, nor are they under the total control of the human operators (the astronauts "in the can" and the ground control crew).

Moon Dust Mystery Solved With Help Of Old Apollo Data | Megan Gannon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

A revisited trove of data from NASA's Apollo missions more than 40 years ago is helping scientists answer a lingering lunar question: How fast does mo...

Lunar National Park Idea Called 'Lunarcy' | Leonard David | Posted 07.29.2013 | Science

A new bill introduced into the U.S. Congress would establish the Apollo Lunar Landing Sites National Historical Park on the moon. However, the proposa...

Onward to the Stars!

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 11.19.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

Last week was my first full week of my sophomore year of college and thus, as you can probably imagine, pretty busy. As busy as I was, though, I still found the time to honor two prominent historical anniversaries.

The Rise of the New "Frontier" Movement

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Tumlinson

The US space program is in the midst of a historic revolution. The White House's plan to hand over low Earth orbit activities to the rising US commerc...

Houston, We Have a Problem

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dr. Philip Neches

The competitive phase of the manned space program succeded in beating the Soviet Union. The cooperative phase succeeded in helping the former Soviet Union join the world. Now what?

Mitigation: The Wrong Way to Look at Green Innovation

Marc Stoiber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Stoiber

I had the good fortune to sit down with Guy Dauncey this week. Dauncey is an author and speaker on climate change, and always has great insights into the sociological side of sustainability.

Will America Lose the Clean Energy Race?

Teryn Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Teryn Norris

The U.S. is not only investing far less in our clean energy industries than Asian nations, but also falling behind in energy science and technology education.

He Might Have Been A Sports Legend

Stephen Herrington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephen Herrington

On this anniversary of our Lunar achievement and the graduation of my class of 1969, I wonder if there is any more immutable thing than the ephemeral moment of a winning touchdown.

The Next Generation's Great Adventure

Jonathan Powers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Powers

Our generation's great adventure is to find our way out of this energy and climate mess we find ourselves in.

Trillions and Quadrillions

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Patrick Takahashi

The world needs to spend $45 trillion to halve planet-warming carbon dioxide by 2050.It's hard to focus on global warming when oil is selling for $40 a barrel and it is freezing outside.

The Sun will Continue to Shine...

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

Are we destined to soon be crushed by the dual hammer of Peak Oil and Global Warming, crippling our civilization forever?

A Planet Changing Election

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

We have more to be proud of as Americans than just generating wealth and fighting wars. Barack Obama offers us the potential to reignite that vision and imagination.

Campaign Hate Speech Will Leave Our Nation Even More Divided

Rusel DeMaria | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rusel DeMaria

Obama's campaign ground game should remain intact and begin a new mission -- to communicate and bring people together, to begin a national dialog that heals wounds, promotes truth, and unifies us as one nation again.

Billions and Trillions Revisited

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

The average annual U.S. Department of Energy renewable energy budget over the past decade has been less than $1 billion a year.

Our Crisis Is Not Economic -- Part Two

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stephen C. Rose

It is no longer heresy to suggest that by continuing our automobile economy we are throwing money, architecture, design and ecology down a black hole.

Whoops, We Might Be On the Verge Of Economic Calamity

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patrick Takahashi

Do you get a sense that we are beginning to lose control?

Billions and Trillions

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

Laid end to end, a billion one dollar bills would circle the globe at the equator four times. How far does a sum of one billion dollars go these days?