The call was answered. Last month 52 cities self-organized to compete in a nation-wide competition designed to address one of our nation's great challenges. I am honored today to announce the finalists of the US2020 STEM Mentoring City Competition.
The Eastern Shore of Virginia, the southernmost tail of the sea-ray shaped Delmarva Peninsula that divides the Atlantic Ocean from the Chesapeake Bay, is not often touted in travel guides or in media. But it should be.
By Alexandra Hall Alexandra Hall, Senior Director, Google Lunar XPRIZE The last decade has seen XPRIZE build upon the success of its first competiti...
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.
Mars One has an ambitious plan: get the first humans to Mars in 2023. Ten years from now, could we see human boot prints on Mars? Could we watch someone take one small step for a woman and one giant leap toward a television phenomenon not seen since the moon landing?
Matta: Man and Universe is a superb reflection of the populist Gravity cinematic phenomenon -- whereas the universal enters a cyclical narrative via astronauts orbiting from one nation's space station to another in a quest for human survival from man-made catastrophe.
The Moon! Mars! Asteroids! Rockets! Helium 3! Space solar power! Space tourism! We go through fads, swarm around the hero de jour, and spend far too much time trashing the other guy's ideas in favor of our own.
If not for government-funded research and innovation, many corporations -- and individuals -- would not be as successful as they are, and a number of them wouldn't be in business at all.
The romantic bygone era of winning the Space Race is in the past. Wouldn't it make a stronger case for NASA funding if we were more honest about our competitive positioning? We can bash them all we like, but there is a reason countries are so eager to work with China, and it's certainly not because the they are failing.
The nature of design is to synthesize disparate perspectives and create a richer end product through collaboration and iteration.
It's truly refreshing that Sandra Bullock's character, Dr. Ryan Carter, is depicted in Gravity as an intelligent professional.
Launch Complex-34 is a decommissioned launch site at Cape Canaveral believed to be haunted by the ghosts of three astronauts who tragically died there on January 27, 1967. To this day, some NASA employees claim to hear screams and an overall dark feeling when near the pad.
The holy grail of astrobiology, currently, lies in identifying Earth-sized worlds within the habitable zone of their star and with the possibility of an atmosphere that might support life.
Apollo not only spawned a wave of space scientists and engineers, it inspired an entire generation in all STEM fields. But Apollo was almost half a century ago. As it recedes into distant history, a new generation needs to have something big that draws children wholeheartedly toward STEM.
In reflecting on nearly 30 years in the U.S. Senate, I can hardly think of a time when a group of lawmakers has acted so recklessly as now.
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