It is absurd that more then 50 years into the age of human spaceflight, the entire world depends on one launch system to get people to and from space.
What does it mean to finish your internship at NASA HQ and come home?
At two minutes to launch (T-minus-two) everyone started cheering and clapping. Atlantis was really going to go!
Events of July 8, 2011 Online, I see a lot of "You know you're a 1990s kid if..." jokes, and, since I am a 1990s kid, a lot of them make me smile, be...
I left flowers at both of the shuttle monuments, as well as at each of the individual graves of the three Columbia crew members who were buried behind there -- Michael Anderson, Laurel Clark, and David Brown.
Whether you support and love this president or loathe him and want him impeached, the decision to defund NASA is stupid, short-sighted and selfish.
As I watched the last mission of Atlantis -- something utterly unimaginable in 1969 -- some of the old feeling came back. But it seemed, with due respect, rather generic, with a cloudy future overhanging it all.
What we can't do is have it both ways -- talk number one and behave like number 34. Proclaim our superiority and privatize or close down every meaningful public program.
Since the Republican Party now worships at the altar of "Saint Ronald of Reagan," it's always fun to point out the hard, cold fact that Reagan would simply not be acceptable to the Republican Party as it stands today.
The shuttle program ended this week just as we celebrated the 42nd anniversary of Apollo. It is poetic and yet sad. It also begs the question, what ne...
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As the space shuttle Atlantis returns to earth this week and closes the curtains on two decades of NASA's shuttle program, privatized space flight may provide a similar opportunity for innovation - and investors.
As Florida's Space Coast ends a celebrated American era with the close of NASA's manned shuttle program with launch of Atlantis, there is a palpable sadness in the air.
By Dr. Cynthia B. Phillips Research Scientist, SETI Institute The final mission of Space Shuttle Atlantis has spawned a whole series of perspective ...
This week, the shuttle program ends and we "celebrate" the anniversary of Apollo, when humans first walked on the moon. Yet, many question if we ever went. Why? Because if we had why aren't we still there and far beyond?
For a generation, this country led the way in both space exploration and astronomy. So it's clearly a wrench to see America -- whose cultural soul was forged by frontier heroes -- giving up the final frontier.