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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.

NASA Astronaut Discusses Gravity and the Dangers of Spacewalking

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Alejandro Rojas

"The thing is you are prepared to do your job, but you are not prepared for the view around you. You know, what you see around you is just so magnificent it just kind of blows your mind, and the view of the earth is just incredible."

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.

TODAY: Space Shuttle Prototype, Replica On Move In U.S. Cities

Posted 06.03.2012 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 06/02/2012 09:33 AM EDT on A NASA space shuttle prototype and high-fidelity shuttle replica will make some ...

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.

Va. Legislator Proposes Tax Subsidies For Space Burials

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.12.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The great unknown meets the great beyond meets tax policy. Virginia Del. Terry G. Kilgore (R) is proposing an $8,000 tax credit for p...

Herman Cain: 'We Are Not Going To Bum A Ride To Outer Space'

AP | RAY HENRY | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

ATLANTA — Republican Herman Cain said God convinced him to enter the race for president, comparing himself to Moses: "'You've got the wrong man,...

Best NASA-Inspired Movies

Posted 09.20.2011 | Entertainment

Well, the days of the space shuttle are at an end. But you know what, we had a good run. Truth be told, we had way more fun with the idea of space...

Bianca Bosker

Astronaut Explains Why We Should Send People To Space | Bianca Bosker | Posted 09.18.2011 | Technology

The 1986 space shuttle Challenger disaster, which killed all seven crew members on board just 73 seconds into the flight, convinced Tracy Caldwell Dys...

Farewell, Space!

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 09.18.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The last space shuttle is headed home. Atlantis left the International Space Station on Tuesday and slipped away after a...

Last Space Shuttle Crew Bids Historic Goodbye To Space Station

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 09.17.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The astronauts on NASA's final shuttle voyage floated out of the International Space Station for the last time Monday, le...

NASA Probe To Circle Giant Asteroid After 4 Years In Space

AP | By ALICIA CHANG | Posted 09.14.2011 | Technology

LOS ANGELES -- After four years sailing through space, the Dawn spacecraft was expected to slip into orbit late Friday around a giant asteroid to begi...

Reflections On Outer Space And Our Inner Soul

Shastri Purushotma | Posted 09.11.2011 | Religion
Shastri Purushotma

Our exploration of space has allowed us, for the first time, to see our planet as a whole in its dazzling beauty, without the man-made borders for which so much blood was shed.

Shuttle Astronauts Get Busy With Space Station Stockpiling

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 09.10.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The International Space Station got a year's worth of groceries in a giant shopping cart Monday, courtesy of the astronau...

Newspaper Confuses 'Atlantis' With Doomed 'Challenger' Space Shuttle

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 09.07.2011 | Technology

The Atlantis space shuttle blasted into space Friday in a historic launch that marked the final flight of NASA's 30-year space program. Yet just m...

The 11 Most Memorable Space Shuttle Program Moments

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 09.07.2011 | Technology

From the space shuttle Columbia's first launch to the infamous Challenger explosion, three decades of American space exploration have produced some of...


Posted 09.07.2011 | Technology

(MARCIA DUNN, AP/THE HUFFINGTON POST) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Atlantis and four astronauts rocketed into orbit Friday on NASA's last space shuttl...

NASA's 30-Year Space Program In Photos

Posted 09.07.2011 | Technology

The launch of the space shuttle Atlantis marks the final flight of NASA's 30-year space shuttle program. During the past several decades, NASA's sp...

NASA's Secret Beach House: Where Astronauts Relax Before Launch

The Huffington Post | Megan Hess | Posted 09.06.2011 | Technology

Before blasting off into space, the astronauts of the last Space Shuttle mission will spend their final hours of free time in a private beach house ab...

NASA Engineer: Space Shuttle Is 'Magnificent Flying Machine'

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 09.05.2011 | Technology

As NASA's 30-year space shuttle program winds down, engineer Paul Sharpe sat down with the BBC and reflected on his life working with these "magnifice...

Space Shuttle's Legacy: Soaring In Orbit And Costs

Posted 09.04.2011 | Technology

(SETH BORENSTEIN, AP/THE HUFFINGTON POST) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The space shuttle was sold to America as cheap, safe and reliable. It was none of th...

NASA Sets Date For Last-Ever Shuttle Launch

Posted 08.29.2011 | Technology

(MARCIA DUNN, AP/THE HUFFINGTON POST) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The last space shuttle launch ever is set for July 8. NASA managers met at Kennedy Sp...

A Daughter's Dream of Space (As an Era Comes to a Close)

Margaret Lazarus Dean | Posted 08.19.2011 | Women
Margaret Lazarus Dean

Sometimes people ask me how I grew to love spaceflight. I used to answer that I spent a lot of time at the Smithsonian as a kid. But as time went on, my answer started to reach back one step further.

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.

Tips for NASA: Houston, You Have a Problem

John Bobey | Posted 07.26.2011 | Comedy
John Bobey

You shot yourself in the foot by calling them Space Shuttles. "Shuttles" don't boldly go where no man has gone before, they go to Chicago, and occasionally bring you from Parking Lot T to the front entrance of the State Fair.