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Orion Test Is the First Step in NASA's Bold Space Program

Fred Gregory | Posted 02.16.2015 | Science
Fred Gregory

NASA's successful launch of the Orion spacecraft was an important step, but it is only like dipping a toe in the cosmic ocean. In fact, the future of U.S. space leadership is being starved by lack of funding. Continued neglect will harm our national security, and our economy.

Orion: On Our Way to Mars Again?

Marco Cáceres | Posted 02.08.2015 | Science
Marco Cáceres

In the midst of a series of technical glitches that delayed the planned launch of the Orion capsule by a Delta IV rocket on Thursday, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden is reported to have told NBC News, "We're now on the way to Mars, and that's what's most important." Uh, no.

When Keeping the Space Station Open Suddenly Became a Cause Célèbre

Marco Cáceres | Posted 07.14.2014 | Science
Marco Cáceres

Repeat after me... Z-vez-da? Remember that word, because you'll be hearing it a lot over the next few months, and probably years.

The Gravitas of Commercial Spacecraft

Greg Autry | Posted 12.24.2013 | Business
Greg Autry

We hope that millions enjoy Gravity and are inspired by its compelling imagery of humans at work in Earth orbit. It would have been great if it presented a more realistic way of how Americans are, in fact, going to be doing that.

Tyler Cowen Tackles the Big-bank Problem

Robert Teitelman | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Over the weekend, Tyler Cowen put up a column in The New York Times arguing a) that financial institutions should not be broken up and b) that shareho...

WATCH: NASA Makes Huge Announcement

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 11.14.2011 | Technology

NASA announced on Wednesday the design of the Space Launch System, or SLS, a rocket that will carry humans to destinations that include asteroids and ...

Foreclosures: Why The New York Times Is Wrong

Peter G. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter G. Miller

The latest stumble in the foreclosure mess -- and probably not the last -- has been the revelation that huge numbers of sworn affidavits have been i...