In the battle for the Frontier, the stakes are whether the United States will lead the world into space or relinquish itself to second world status by repeating the failed policies of the past.
I and many others working on the New Space revolution now underway in space watched Armstrong walk on the Moon and it changed our lives. But now he is trying to stop us from taking our turn.
It's heretical to say it in many quarters, but unlike its astronomy and robotic exploration programs, the current NASA operated human spaceflight program has failed by any rational measure.
NASA gets $19 billion in 2011, compared to $18.3 billion this year.
The ratings for award shows this season are up. Entertainment Weekly reports that Emmy viewership was up 9% and the Golden Globes were up 14%. Why? Simple. My recaps of them here.
If we can reduce the cost of getting from the Earth's surface to Earth orbit, the bigger dreams can start to become affordable realities.
2009 was clearly a transitional and scary year for independents and biggies alike, with an uncertain theatrical future leading to developments in film availability online, on demand and via your computer.
We ought to consider how NASA's discovery of water on the moon could alter the fabric of life on earth. The implications of this find -- including the possible near-term development of a viable lunar colony -- are staggering.
Let America marshal its vast resources in the self-interested pursuit of innovation and science in space for the greatness of a nation and the benefit of the world.
A quarter of a million miles from where you are reading these words, on the dusty surface of our companion Moon, lies the best chance in decades for America to reestablish itself as a global space leader.
On Friday, NASA is planning to crash into the moon. I'm just wondering: who gave them permission to crash into the moon?
Whether the new space race between India and China is as absorbing as the previous edition will depend on the successes notched by probes like the Chandrayaan 1, and its follower, Chandrayaan 2.
From an economic point of view, water on the Moon is the equivalent of finding "gold in the hills of California." There is the potential for a California gold rush to hit the space community in the years ahead.
Something as challenging and expensive as a human space flight program needs a strategic objective that derives from who we are as a species of explorers, not the destination flavor of the month.