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Supersonic Air Travel Just Got A Bit More Real, People

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 03.29.2016 | Travel

If the discomfort of air travel has got you down, the prospect of speedier flight will be music to your ears... or rather, a sonic boom to your ears. ...

The Strangest Travel Predictions That Never Came True

Map Happy | Posted 03.10.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

The future of travel is now! Kind of. These predictions for how humans would be able to get from Point A to Point B simply never came to be. This pos...

3 Powerful Happiness Habits for Success

Kristi Ling | Posted 03.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Kristi Ling

Take some time to create a list of ways to make shifts in your life that will help you put your happiness at the top of your priority list. This is the path to creating your most joyful, successful life and to being the very best you can be for those you love and for all you have to offer the world.

Richard Branson Returns To Space Travel Race With New Craft

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 02.23.2016 | Science

MOJAVE, Calif., Feb 19 (Reuters) - Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic venture unveiled a new passenger spacecraft on Friday, nearly 16 months after a f...

Richard Branson Talks Virgin at the Not-so-Virgin Playboy Mansion

Alyssa Ramos | Posted 02.17.2016 | Entertainment
Alyssa Ramos

I said 'See ya' to the Hollywood entertainment scene when I found my love of traveling, but I couldn't say no to the City Gala charity event that was ...

Virgin Galactic Pilot Describes Free Fall After Spaceship Disintegrated

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 07.29.2015 | Science

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The pilot of a Virgin Galactic spaceship that disintegrated midflight recalls trying in vain to activate oxygen to help him breathe...

ASTRONAUGHTY: Porn Site Crowdfunds First Porn In Space

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 06.12.2015 | Weird News

Porn has a lot in common with spaceflight. In both cases, a large blast is crucial to the mission's success. Plus, the zero-gravity aspect of space...

The Science of Learning and Trying

Mariette DiChristina | Posted 05.11.2015 | Education
Mariette DiChristina

There's no end to what we can achieve if we all start sharing, working, and learning together, to help prepare our students for a future that is ever changing. I, for one, can't wait to see what we'll come up with next -- together!

Our Favorite Martian

Cynthia Catania | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cynthia Catania

On Friday morning, I found out that my girlfriend is forwarding to the next round of Mars One. The Mars One candidacy endeavor is choosing 24 (extra) ordinary citizens of the earth to colonize the red planet.

Atlantis

Francis Levy | Posted 02.09.2015 | Science
Francis Levy

Now that all the jeremiads about global warming are proving true and there's definite proof that the polar icecaps are melting and that the process is irreversible, perhaps we will at last find Atlantis.

Orion: Hard to Get All Tingly Over NASA's New Capsule

Marco Cáceres | Posted 02.02.2015 | Science
Marco Cáceres

While the first launch of Orion (a program which has already been around for a decade) is an important step, NASA is nowhere close to having its own manned space system.

Do We Have What It Takes to Explore Space?

Chris Carberry | Posted 01.20.2015 | Science
Chris Carberry

The recent accidents at Virgin Galactic and Orbital Sciences have stimulated an important discussion not only for space exploration, but also for our national economic future: What level of risk are we willing to accept in order to advance technology and exploration?

Interstellar: Imperfect Epic Addresses Big Questions About the Future, Time, Human Nature, and Space Exploration

William Bradley | Posted 11.18.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Christopher Nolan's first film since the massive success of his Dark Knight Trilogy is a big movie about the future with with big ambitions, big themes, big images, and big questions about human nature, time, and president-day attitudes and policies. Or lack of same.

No Easy Way

Greg Autry | Posted 01.17.2015 | Technology
Greg Autry

When Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo disintegrated in flight on October 31 , that vehicle, named VSS Enterprise, and one of its pilots, Michael Alsbury, joined a long list of experimental aircraft and test pilots that made their final flight in the blue skies over California's High Desert.

Crisis and Context for Virgin Galactic

Eric Dezenhall | Posted 01.15.2015 | Business
Eric Dezenhall

Richard Branson had it right when he complained about people who knew nothing about the crash of SpaceShipTwo diving in front of cameras to analyze what must have gone wrong in the Mojave Desert.

Toast of the Week: The Best Way to Celebrate Mankind Landing on a Freakin' Comet

AskMen.com | Posted 01.14.2015 | Taste
AskMen.com

Space and booze have been making a lot of news recently. Perhaps someday we'll all be throwing back space beers on Mars.

Branson Pickle: Billionaire's 'Space'-Adventure Folly

William J. Furney | Posted 01.07.2015 | Business
William J. Furney

In the end, it is Branson, propelled by an overarching sense of boyhood adventure, or desperate folly, and rocketing to establish himself in the pantheon of brave travel pioneers, who has become entangled in a Gordian knot of his own vainglorious making and from which he does not know how to untie himself.

Interstellar, Virgin Galactic and the Dream of Space

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 01.07.2015 | Science
Rick Tumlinson

There are moments in time when the coincidence of art and reality interact to allow us a glimpse into the context of history. The release of the Christopher Nolan film Interstellar a few days after two catastrophes in our space endeavor gives us one of those moments.

Virgin Galactic Says It Will Build Another Spaceplane

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Science

Virgin Galactic may be badly bruised, but it's not throwing in the towel. Just days after its SpaceShipTwo spaceplane crashed during a test flight ove...

Space Missions Are Never 'Routine'

Mario Livio | Posted 01.04.2015 | Science
Mario Livio

While the potential for various mechanical and electronic failures is always on the mind of everyone involved with large and ambitious space endeavors, these are always treated as challenges that need to be overcome, rather than as deterrents.

SpaceShipTwo: Much More Than Just a Roller Coaster for the Rich

Jim Bell | Posted 01.04.2015 | Science
Jim Bell

A significant part of their business model extends beyond tourism and into science. Realizing that they will be able to create an environment where weightlessness can be relatively frequently sustained for 4 to 6 minutes, Virgin Galactic has worked hard to create, advertise, promote, and implement true scientific research opportunities on SpaceShipTwo.

Antares and SpaceShipTwo: A Wakeup Call for Lots More Test Flights

Marco Cáceres | Posted 01.04.2015 | Science
Marco Cáceres

Perhaps we feel like we've already gone through the most difficult part of the learning curve when it comes to rocketry, and that now it's just a matter of perfecting a few minor technical issues. Judging by last week's twin failures, I'm not so sure that's true.

Richard Branson: Virgin Galactic Will 'Not Push On Blindly' After Crash

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 11.02.2014 | Business

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson on Saturday cast doubt on the future of his commercial space tourism company. A day after the pilot of a Vi...

Virgin Galactic Space Ship Crashes During Test Flight

The Huffington Post | David Freeman and Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 12.31.2014 | Science

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space plane crashed during a test flight over California's Mojave Desert this afternoon, the company said. A report...

Memories of Challenger Ignited by Antares Explosion

Olympia LePoint | Posted 12.28.2014 | Science
Olympia LePoint

As I watched yesterday's Orbital Sciences rocket explosion, unpleasant memories entered my mind.