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SpaceX - Fall Down, Get Back Up - Unless Congress Keeps Them Down

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 06.30.2015 | Science
Rick Tumlinson

A rocket can be fixed. A mindset has to be changed or those holding it made irrelevant.

We Must Be Our Own Kennedy

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 05.12.2015 | Technology
Rick Tumlinson

Sometimes you have to change course to get on course. And the first small step in doing so may be to realize you didn't really know where you were going in the first place - and why.

Astronauts Get To Eat Seriously Gourmet Food In Space

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 04.29.2015 | Taste

French chef Alain Ducasse knows a lot about stars. He's become famous around the world for opening restaurants from Monaco to Hong Kong that have been...

SXSW Health and MedTech: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Erin Sharoni | Posted 05.19.2015 | Technology
Erin Sharoni

Like an increasingly gnarly chia pet, SXSW has exploded in scope at an exponential pace. The massive set of film, music and interactive technology conferences have taken over the city of Austin each year since 1987, so it should come as no surprise that in 2015 yet another joined the fray: the Health & MedTech Expo.

This Astronaut Wants to Fly You to Space

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 04.26.2015 | Good News
Summer Rayne Oakes

Becoming an astronaut is easily the dream of many but sometimes that's all it ever is -- a dream. For Leland, who happens to be the 13th African American astronaut, that all became a reality through patience, hard work, and a knack for problem solving.

Conflict On The Surface: An Excerpt from 'The Orbital Perspective'

Ron Garan | Posted 04.20.2015 | Science
Ron Garan

There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth, only crewmates, and we all have a responsibility to mind the ship and take care of our crew-mates. In fact, when we pull back temporally and look at long-term effects, it becomes apparent that we must collaborate, for the survival of life on Earth.

The Orbital Perspective

Ron Garan | Posted 04.05.2015 | Science
Ron Garan

If we adopt the same collaborative mind-set and practices that got us to the moon and back, and that built the International Space Station, we can alleviate poverty -- and do much more.

Schrodinger's Jan

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 03.08.2015 | Science
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

I'm trapped in a box, living two distinct futures. In one I live on Mars, with the inherent complexities, perils and lack of creature comforts that the first colonists will encounter there. In the other I'm spending the remainder of my days here on Earth, sipping tea in a comfy chair that swivels, rocks and reclines, with two out of three cats within easy reach most of the time.

A Stanford University Debate: Transhumanism vs. Anarcho-Primitivism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 01.20.2015 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Last Saturday night at Stanford University, I had the honor of publicly debating the world's leading anarcho-primitivist philosopher John Zerzan. As a transhumanist, I differ from Zerzan on just about every topic.

Interstellar, Virgin Galactic and the Dream of Space

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 01.07.2015 | Science
Rick Tumlinson

There are moments in time when the coincidence of art and reality interact to allow us a glimpse into the context of history. The release of the Christopher Nolan film Interstellar a few days after two catastrophes in our space endeavor gives us one of those moments.

What an Astronaut Learned About Courage From the Special Olympics

Clayton Anderson | Posted 07.05.2014 | Impact
Clayton Anderson

The true heroes wore the blazing orange colors of the Bulldogs, the camouflage green of the Stings and the royal blue of the Falcons to name a few. These were the athletes of the 2014 Special Olympics.

STEM Contest Inspires Kids to Invent Our Future

Ravé Mehta | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Ravé Mehta

If we can develop a better system to engage, empower and enable our children to innovate faster than our world systems decay, then our kids could not only save our world, they could reinvent our future!

Space Is Our Future

Franklin Chang Díaz | Posted 05.12.2014 | Science
Franklin Chang Díaz

If you shop or make your bank transactions online, use your GPS to find where you are going, check the weather on your cell phone, then you are using these satellites.

ISS Calling Russia: Friend or Foe?

Clayton Anderson | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
Clayton Anderson

I guess I've always been a little bit cynical -- not much, mind you, but enough to cause me to look at the current happenings between Russia and Ukraine with a slightly jaundiced eye. How might this affect our relationship in outer space? Is Russia a friend, or are they a foe?

The Strategy of Sochi: Did Censorship or Friendship Define the Winter Games?

Alan Kelly | Posted 04.29.2014 | Media
Alan Kelly

Sochi was a showcase for soft power strategy and there is no doubt that influence plays were being run.

Never Give Up, Never Surrender!

Clayton Anderson | Posted 03.11.2014 | Science
Clayton Anderson

We must contact our representatives and voice our opinions that NASA is worth it. The technological benefits resulting from our investment in NASA and her programs show up in Walmart, Target and Costco with time.

WATCH: Astronaut's Guide To Movember

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 11.13.2013 | Science

By now you're probably familiar with Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield and his five-month stint in space that came to an end this past summer. Wel...

Gravity Dominates at Box Office, Proves Girls Rule Too?

Sandy Marshall | Posted 12.10.2013 | Women
Sandy Marshall

With its adult-heavy content Gravity is likely not a movie young girls are going to see in significant numbers, but the fact that it features a female astronaut in the lead role is a step towards Hollywood helping reshape society's image of a scientist.

'Gravity' Star Gets Advice From Real-Life Astronaut

Space.com | Robert Z. Pearlman | Posted 09.16.2013 | Science

Cady Coleman had just finished watching Sandra Bullock in the "The Blind Side" when the actress reached out to her for advice. Coleman, a self-descr...

Buzz Aldrin Skeptical Of Mars One's Ability To Send Humans To Red Planet

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.29.2013 | Science

Pioneering astronaut Buzz Aldrin wants to see humans on Mars by 2035, but he doesn't think the nonprofit organization Mars One will be the first to ac...

Barbie Gears Up For Interplanetary Mission

Space.com | Robert Z. Pearlman | Posted 08.06.2013 | Science

A new collaboration between NASA and Mattel, the largest toy company in the world, is turning the Red Planet a tad more pink. "Mars Explorer Barbie,...

NASA Scrambles To Avoid Another Helmet Mishap

AP | Marcia Dunn | Posted 07.22.2013 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA is rushing to get spacesuit repair tools on a launch to the International Space Station this weekend. Last week, an I...

Astronaut Describes Scary Moment When Helmet Flooded

AP | Marcia Dunn | Posted 07.18.2013 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Now he knows what it's like to be a goldfish in a fishbowl. Two days after his helmet flooded during a spacewalk, astronau...

Astronaut Wives Reveal Truth Behind 'Picture-Perfect' Marriages

Posted 06.17.2013 | Divorce

Astronaut wives were the "American royalty" of the 1960s, catapulted into the spotlight by their husbands, the Mercury Seven -- NASA's first astronaut...

President To Honor America's First Woman In Space

AP | Posted 05.21.2013 | Science

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will bestow the Medal of Freedom posthumously on Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space. Obama say...