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Courage Under Fire: West Point Cadets Show America the Meaning of Leadership

Ravi Chaudhary | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Ravi Chaudhary

Photo Courtesy New York Times Last week the United States Military Academy at West Point launched an inquiry into the conduct of 16 African-American ...

Exploring Space and Interstellar Travel: Millennial Take

Harvard University’s Institute of Politics | Posted 10.30.2016 | College
Harvard University’s Institute of Politics

In 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planted the American flag on the moon. Ever since then, space exploration has inspired generations of Americans; General Charles Bolden, surprisingly, was not one of them.

Orion: On Our Way to Mars Again?

Marco Cáceres | Posted 02.08.2015 | Science
Marco Cáceres

In the midst of a series of technical glitches that delayed the planned launch of the Orion capsule by a Delta IV rocket on Thursday, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden is reported to have told NBC News, "We're now on the way to Mars, and that's what's most important." Uh, no.

Black History is NASA History Too

Charles F. Bolden, Jr. | Posted 04.27.2014 | Black Voices
Charles F. Bolden, Jr.

I am proud to be among the pioneering cadre of Black astronauts who broke both gravitational and color barriers when we first blasted off into space.

Amelia Earhart: Breaking Barriers of Earth and Sky

Charles F. Bolden, Jr. | Posted 03.13.2014 | Science
Charles F. Bolden, Jr.

At a time when women and minorities were rarely seen in the cockpit of an airplane, Amelia Earhart's pioneering achievements broke the silence barrier, inspired a nation and paved the way for so many others who have followed in her path.

'Space Vikings' Spark Call For NASA Inquiry

| SENAH YEBOAH-SAMPONG | Posted 07.31.2013 | Science

For Ved Chirayath, an aeronautics and astronautics graduate student and amateur fashion photographer, a photo project that involved NASA researchers d...

NASA Touches Down In Galilee For Mid-East Peace

Diana Bletter | Posted 03.31.2013 | Religion
Diana Bletter

The head administrator of NASA made a surprise landing on Jan. 28 in an unusual place to promote the farfetched idea of bringing the Jewish and Arab communities of Israel together -- through research into outer space.

Astronauts Blast NASA Over Global Warming

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 04.12.2012 | Science

Is NASA playing fast and loose with climate change science? That's the contention of a group of 49 former NASA scientists and astronauts. On March...

NASA Chief: Our 'Foremost Mission' Is To Improve Relations With Muslim World | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said in a recent interview that his "foremost" mission as the head of America's space exploration agency is to impro...

Obama's "Fly Me to the Crescent Moon" Policy

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ken Blackwell

Why should American kids be excited about math and science when NASA Administrator Charles Bolden confesses that the U.S. can no longer even put astronauts in low earth orbit without help from other nations?

The Brother Who Wants to go to Another Planet

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

(originally published at When President Obama nominated retired Marine Corps General Charles F. Bolden, Jr. to head the National Aero...