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Finding Our Way Out of the Confusion: The 10-year Anniversary of the Columbia Disaster

G. Ryan Faith | Posted 02.01.2013 | Science
G. Ryan Faith

The Challenger accident stifled any hopes of a return to the heady days of the 1960s and presaged a more considered and conservative future for NASA. What, then, did the Columbia disaster mean?

How Shuttle Disaster Forever Changed Spacecraft Safety

Posted 01.30.2013 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 01/29/2013 01:43 PM EST on SPACE.com Ten years after the devastating Columbia space shuttle accident that took the...

Sally's Ride: Fly Me to the Moon

Lonna Saunders | Posted 09.25.2012 | Science
Lonna Saunders

I pray my twelve-year-old nephew Joel who, among his four siblings, is known as "the science guy," will be inspired by Sally Ride's life and example. She's a role model for boys, too.

A Cloudy Day, a Starry Night

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 04.07.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

Nine years ago today, I'd been visiting Washington D.C. with a group from my church when we'd heard that the Space Shuttle Columbia had been lost on reentry.

NASA: Piece Of Columbia Space Shuttle Found, 8 Years After Tragedy

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO | Posted 10.03.2011 | Technology

HOUSTON — A piece of the space shuttle Columbia, which broke apart and burned on re-entry more than eight years ago, has been found in a drought...

Obama and Oil Drilling: How Can You Be Sure?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Is the benefit of the extra oil we will get from deepwater drilling (half a year's worth of additional crude) worth the environmental risks of another major accident? The Obama administration has obviously decided yes.