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The Rise of the New "Frontier" Movement

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Tumlinson

The US space program is in the midst of a historic revolution. The White House's plan to hand over low Earth orbit activities to the rising US commerc...

Neil Armstrong -- Right Stuff -- Wrong on the New Space Plan

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Tumlinson

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.

Mentos Rocket Car: Diet Coke & Mentos Geyser Guys

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

(AP) BUCKFIELD, Maine — The guys from Maine who became online celebrities by creating geysers from Mentos candies and Diet Coke say they have harnes...

Pasadena Babalon: Jack Parsons and the Dark Side

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Lisa Derrick

In Pasadena Babalon, Cal Tech students take on the legend of Jack Parsons. And it's a blast. There's a crater on the dark side of the moon named Pars...

Why We Need Better Rockets

Buzz Aldrin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Buzz Aldrin

NASA's recent launch of the Ares 1-X was billed as the prototype of a crew launch vehicle, a fancy term for a manned space booster. In fact, the much-hyped Ares 1-X was much ado about nothing.

Launching Commercial Space Flight: Part Four -- Anousheh Ansari and Her $10 Million Purse

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Peter Diamandis

We had been looking for possibilities to go to space and perhaps find a way for others like us with to be able to do it as well. While some options existed, they lacked credibility.

Former Iraq Security Contractors Say Firm Bought Black Market Weapons, Swapped Booze For Rockets

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

"We're spending a lot of money on these rifles, millions of dollars -- where do you think that money is going to?" [1] Ronald Boline, a former Triple ...

Gaza/Israel: Hamas Rocket Attacks on Civilians Unlawful

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Human Rights Watch

Palestinian armed groups have argued that rocket attacks are appropriate reprisals for Israeli military operations and the ongoing blockade of Gaza, and are a lawful response.

NASA's Exploration Overhaul

William Pomerantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Pomerantz

A document submitted to Congress by NASA in late April indicates that as much as $150 million may be set added to the COTS program.

Iran's Rockets To Be New And Improved: Ahmadinejad

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday that Tehran was working on manufacturing rockets that can carry satellites heavier than the one ...

On Proportionality

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Howard Schweber

The real question is whether "proportionality" remains a useful category of analysis. By any accepted interpretation, the standard has been repeatedly violated by both Israel and Hamas.

Memo to Israel -- Why Not Try Carrots in Place of Sticks

James Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
James Heffernan

Let's have a reality check here. Whatever Hamas says, it can no more annihilate Israel than a mouse can crush a tiger.

Georgetown Newspaper Editor Reports on Sderot-Gaza, and Recording With Rockets

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Karin Kloosterman

In a recording studio in Sderot, a few miles east of Israel's Gaza strip, Sergio Arditi felt the steady pulse of Rock and Roll give way to the sporadic vibration of bombs.

Inside the Tel Aviv Bubble

Omri Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Omri Marcus

Here is a short guide to the various characters you will find in the Tel Aviv bubble these days, including Mr. Right Wing, Mr. Left Wing, The Escapist, and The Conspiracy Theory Guy.

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Is An Ancient Story

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Karin Kloosterman

I've been living in Israel now for almost a decade, and have survived biological warfare threats from Saddam, Intifada #2, terror attacks targeting Israeli civilians, and the war with Lebanon. But today, I feel pissed off.

BBC -- Subtle Indoctrination of the Inexperienced Viewer

Hannah Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Hannah Fisher

BBC coverage of the events in Gaza portrays Israel as causing humanitarian crises by refusing supplies into Gaza. In reality, Israel was providing almost 4000 trucks of aid a month to Gaza.

15 Iraqi Policemen Killed Defusing Rockets

Reuters | Michael Holden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Iraqi officials said 15 policemen were killed and more than 45 wounded in eastern Baghdad on Tuesday as they tried to defuse rockets that had been pre...