Spring and baseball. Baseball and Spring. They arrive together just as surely as winter and spring converge at the vernal equinox.
You may be wondering why anyone would want to take a one-way trip to Mars, and honestly I wonder that myself. However, Dutch company Mars One plans to do just that, and they received over 200,000 applicants vying to take the trip.
Each of us seems to think ours is the only worthwhile goal. And of course we also each have our own favorite spacecraft, our own perfect solutions and systems and approaches, and everyone else be damned, because my way is the space highway.
These books will interest adults and open everyone's eyes to the kind of books kids should be reading to meet the CCSS; if only more teachers and administrators were aware of them.
In spite of what you may read in the media, for a majority of NASA employees, it is my feeling that the question has yet to have a valid answer.
When will we be able to floor the accelerator and get to another star system in a time that's short enough that the crew doesn't lose interest or simply start killing one another?
I didn't look into the exact time that Apollo 11 launched, nor when John F. Kennedy Jr.'s plane hit the water. It was remarkable enough to me that both flights had happened on the same day.
Events of October 27, 2013 Captain Michael López-Alegría, COMMERCIAL SPACEFLIGHT FEDERATION President with Zoe P. Strassfield, author, at the Harv...
Go see Gravity. You won't be disappointed. No space aliens or even a love story needed for this space adventure starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.
My friend and neighbor Robert, a former NASA engineer with a super-powerful 1961 Questar telescope (140x) in his backyard, showed me Saturn the other...
What UFO proponents and sci-fi story writers too often fail to appreciate is the distance scale of the universe. It is HUGE. REALLY HUGE.
The sheer distances involved, coupled with the combination of moderately strong gravity and a very thin atmosphere make Mars a challenging place to get to. That is why the mission architecture selected does matter.
Would the gassed-up "well-oiled" "coal-fired" rogue, petrostates ravage the whole Earth to a point where it is useful only for extraction of natural resources -- Earth as a coal mine? You might wonder where will the super-rich escape to then? To space.
It's that time of year again--a time of year space fans love! Those of you who saw my posts last year will remember that April 12th is Yuri's Night, t...
Ceding America's leadership in space, world passing us by? Uh, nothing could be farther from the truth.
It's not the most colorful place on the planet, but that's only because it isn't on the planet. Space tourism is going to happen. In fact, it's happening as we speak -- and far be it from me not to jump on this bandwagon.