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China Space Station

NASA Simply Stopped Being a Priority

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Will we look back and ask ourselves whether the decision to abandon space was a wise decision? Or will historians look back and identify this decision as a textbook example of when America sacrificed long-term strategic goals for short-term interests.

Is China Telling the Truth About Plans to Weaponize Outer Space?

Ipsita Shome | Posted 12.20.2011 | World
Ipsita Shome

China has aggressively accelerated the pace of its manned space program and is openly acknowledging that the new outpost will involve military space operations.

The Senate Launch System - Destiny, Decision, and Disaster

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics
Rick Tumlinson

Let's use the $38 billion Congress wants to flush down the toilet of history to save NASA by funding useful programs that will actually open the frontier and get the agency back to exploring almost right away.

China Space Program Aims For Mothers As Astronauts | Tania Branigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

They are, of course, in peak physical condition, with the flying skills required of any air force ace. But China's first female astronauts have faced ...