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Ted Cruz Distorts NASA's Mission, Budget | Dave Levitan | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on During his critique of NASA’s spending on earth and atmospheric sciences at a recent comm...

New Restrictions on NASA Contracts Compromise U.S. Leadership in Space

Michael Lopez-Alegria | Posted 08.24.2014 | Science
Michael Lopez-Alegria

Flying our astronauts should be a national strategic priority, and NASA should be free to continue expanding its use of public-private partnerships and building on its successes.

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: Adorable 6-Year-Old Is Here To Save NASA

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

Don't worry, Houston. Six-year-old Connor Johnson has this one covered. Alarmed by recent reports of NASA budget cuts, the Colorado boy -- who has ...

NASA Is Not Out of Business

Bob Crippen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bob Crippen

Since the end of the Space Shuttle program the questions have grown louder and louder. Many Americans I speak to, and articles covering the space program, ask, "What happened to NASA?" I'm glad to report that the rumors of NASA's demise are wrong.

5 Popular Misconceptions About NASA

Lauren Lyons | Posted 09.09.2013 | Technology
Lauren Lyons

Despite NASA's award-winning social media and web outreach efforts, there are still massive gaps between the public's perception of the agency, and the reality. And unless you are a big space geek like me with daily space Google alerts, it's not unreasonable to be a bit confused.

A Strategy for NASA?

G. Ryan Faith | Posted 09.01.2013 | Science
G. Ryan Faith

On one front, decision-makers argue about the destination to which astronauts should be sent to spark a space race-like sense of purpose. Meanwhile, others ask that the space agency direct its efforts to address a narrow scientific question or parochial interest.

Mars: The Next International Destination

Chris Carberry | Posted 04.25.2013 | Science
Chris Carberry

The time to start planning the next large international space mission is now. That mission should be a human mission to Mars. Despite the troubling economic and budgetary times, there is clear support in the U.S. for human Mars exploration.

Agency's Bold Asteroid Plan Not So Hard?

Posted 04.10.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 04/10/2013 08:03 AM EDT on NASA's bold plan to drag an asteroid into orbit around the moon may sound like scien...

Ambitious Deep Space Mission May Be In Agency's Plans

Posted 03.30.2013 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 03/29/2013 12:22 PM EDT on NASA's budget request for the 2014 fiscal year may include plans for an ambitious ...

We Must Restore Our Commitment to U.S. Space Exploration

Jerry L. Ross | Posted 04.08.2013 | Science
Jerry L. Ross

The nation that put humans on the moon and inspired generations of excellence in science, technology, engineering, and math is now paying Russia to transport Americans to and from the International Space Station.

Target: Earth

Seth Shostak | Posted 02.20.2013 | TED Weekends
Seth Shostak

Buying insurance is seldom gratifying. But here's a case in which plunking down cash for a policy is just ... good policy.

What Obama Win Means for Nation's Deep-Space Plans

Posted 11.07.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 11/07/2012 01:53 AM EST on President Barack Obama's re-election Tuesday night (Nov. 6) means NASA will likely c...

Space Exploration - A Presidential Priority

Wayne Hale | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Wayne Hale

America cannot afford to squander the opportunity to take full advantage of exploring the next great frontier: space. So it is time for the presidential candidates -- Mr. Obama and Mr. Romney -- to let America know where they really stand on the issue.

CNN's Misleading Poll on Mars Rover

Staks Rosch | Posted 10.09.2012 | Science
Staks Rosch

Why hasn't CNN asked if the $670.9 billion a year in defense spending is worth the price tag? They could play this game with nearly any government program but they chose to focus their question on the small amount spent on space science.

Publicity Stunts Planned For Cash-Strapped Space Agency

Posted 06.08.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 06/07/2012 06:10 PM EDT on Scientists are trading telescopes for aprons this week to sell Milky Way cup...

Space Agency Kills Major Program

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 06.07.2012 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA killed a new X-ray telescope mission on Thursday, two years before its planned launch. The Gravity and Extreme Magnetism...

The Legacy of the Space Shuttle

Richard Garriott | Posted 07.08.2012 | Science
Richard Garriott

The Space Shuttle has been the most successful space launch system ever by far. In 30 years we launched the Space Shuttle 135 times. Today more than half of the just over 500 people who have ever orbited the earth, have done so aboard one of the five space shuttles.

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.

Space and NASA: The Truth

Aaron Wang | Posted 06.09.2012 | Teen
Aaron Wang

Space exploration unites us as a species. In space, we are more than just Muslims, Christians, Israelis, or Palestinians -- we are human.

JOIN THE DEBATE: Should The U.S. Send An Astronaut To Mars?

Posted 04.04.2012 | Science

When it comes to Mars exploration, the U.S. has been there, done that—with robotic rovers. But while many proposals have been put forth for send...

Robot Submarine On Jupiter's Moon Is 'Holy Grail' In Search For Life

Posted 05.25.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 03/23/2012 06:03 PM EDT on Sending a submarine to the bottom of the ocean on Jupiter's icy moon Europa is the m...

Launchpad For Lease: NASA Renting Out Space To Cope With Budget Woes

Posted 02.22.2012 | Business

Looking for an awesome place to throw a party? Look no further than a space shuttle launch pad at Kennedy Space Center. Part of the iconic NASA fa...

Air Conditioning The Military Costs More Than NASA's Entire Budget

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 08.21.2011 | Technology

NASA's annual budget is dwarfed by a lot of other programs, but this may be the most incredible. It costs $1 billion more than NASA's budget just t...

A Nation in Need of Awe

Terry Newell | Posted 08.04.2011 | Technology
Terry Newell

NASA launches have become so routine that the media barely take notice. After 125 missions, perhaps this is to be expected. We can get used to almost anything, taking for granted what our energy, ingenuity, and dreams have granted us.