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The Time of Their LIFE: Fun at the Office in the 1960s

The Time of Their LIFE: Fun at the Office in the 1960s

Peter Mandel  10.26.2015
The mysterious, mostly disappeared world of LIFE magazine is all still there: Staffers hacking at typewriters, beefing about the managing...
Father's Day: Remembering the LIFE of a Dad Who Died Young

Father's Day: Remembering the LIFE of a Dad Who Died Young

Peter Mandel  06.17.2015
When someone says the word "bravery" out loud it sounds like it's from a book on noblemen or knights. I can almost hear the clank of sword...
Fly Me to the Moon: The Public and NASA

Fly Me to the Moon: The Public and NASA

Kathleen Weldon  02.25.2015
In polls the American public has shown pride in the country's accomplishments in space exploration, along with concern about the costs...
JFK Tried to Craft a Creative Course in Another Era of American Insecurity and Fear

JFK Tried to Craft a Creative Course in Another Era of American Insecurity and Fear

William Bradley  11.24.2014
Just over a half-century ago, during another time of American insecurity and fear, of things both real and imagined, John F. Kennedy used...
'Remastered' Photo Shows Icy Moon Just As Human Eye Would See It

'Remastered' Photo Shows Icy Moon Just As Human Eye Would See It

David Freeman  11.24.2014
It's the most extraordinary image ever of Europa. NASA's newly "remastered" photo of Jupiter's icy moon (below) shows the satellite's...
From 3D Printers to Self-Replicating Machines

From 3D Printers to Self-Replicating Machines

Tim Ward  11.18.2014
I've seen the future. It looks like a microwave oven, but inside, a small robot arm is zipping away, making things. As I watched this working...
Scary New Asteroid Map Shows Space Rocks Hit Us 'All The Time'

Scary New Asteroid Map Shows Space Rocks Hit Us 'All The Time'

David Freeman  11.17.2014
If you're the sort of person who worries about asteroids, a new map from NASA's Near Earth Object Program is unlikely to offer much reassurance....
Military's Top-Secret Space Plane Lands In California

Military's Top-Secret Space Plane Lands In California

Reuters  10.17.2014
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The U.S. military landed its X-37B robotic space plane at Vandenberg Air Force Base...
It's Time To Take The Science Out Of Space

It's Time To Take The Science Out Of Space

Brian Clegg  10. 9.2014
Going into space is not really a scientific endeavor at all. It may be done for any or all of political, commercial, sociological -- even...

Peculiar Books Reviewed: Henry S. F. Cooper Jr.'s "Thirteen: The Apollo Flight that Failed"

Brian Troutwine  08. 1.2014
In the first Peculiar Books Reviewed we discussed David A. Mindell's delightful book "Digital Apollo" and, in particular, took from...
It Shoulda Been a Giant Step for Womankind Too

It Shoulda Been a Giant Step for Womankind Too

Martha Burk  07.23.2014
So while we're reminiscing about the glory days of the U.S. space program, remember the women who were left behind -- that giant step should...
NASA Astronaut From 'Icebusters' Crew Dies At 80

NASA Astronaut From 'Icebusters' Crew Dies At 80

collectSpace.com  07.18.2014
NASA astronaut Henry "Hank" Hartsfield, who in 1984 commanded the maiden mission of the space shuttle Discovery, died on Thursday (July...
Team Hits Snag In Attempt To Rescue Vintage Spacecraft

Team Hits Snag In Attempt To Rescue Vintage Spacecraft

Space.com  07.10.2014
The quest to rescue a 36-year-old NASA spacecraft will go on for at least another day, as a private group controlling the probe achieved...