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Uh Hello, We've Gone Interstellar...

Marco Cáceres | Posted 06.10.2014 | Science
Marco Cáceres

I was recently asked to recommend a space program for a "greatest achievement" award in the area of aeronautics or astronautics. How could you not go with Voyager? I mean, for the first time in the roughly 2 million-year-old human species, something we have conceived of and created has traveled beyond our solar system.

Don't Sign A Lease For Your Business Without Reading This

Mark Hendricks | Posted 12.26.2013 | Business

There is good news for growing businesses looking for office space—most markets have a wide supply of properties and reasonable rates. Roughly 16 pe...

We Are Here to Build a NewSpace Industry

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 11.24.2012 | Science
Rick Tumlinson

As I watch the U.S. election process unfold, it is sad to see the amazing revolution that is the birth of a new U.S. commercial space industry ignored or, worse, trivialized and undercut by those who should be its champions.

The Right Goes the Wrong Direction in Space

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics
Rick Tumlinson

Having seen in Tampa several days of celebration of American ideals such as individual initiatives, entrepreneurship, and enterprise, to actually read the 2012 Republican Party Platform's take on U.S. space policy was almost nauseating.

Government and Space: Lead, Follow, and Get Out of the Way

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 08.01.2012 | Science
Rick Tumlinson

Although space exploration began in the U.S.A., what role will Americans play in the space revolution, and will it be with the support of or in spite of our own government? The answers will determine the speed and scale of the most important leap forward in the history of our species.

Big Ideas in Small Times

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 04.01.2012 | Science
Rick Tumlinson

Crazy may not be the one who says the sun is the center of the solar system, the Earth is round and someday people might fly. It may be those who laugh at such words whose minds are lost.

NewSpace to the Rescue for the Space Station

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 10.28.2011 | Technology
Rick Tumlinson

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.

The End of the Shuttle: The Real Reason We Send People Into Space

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 09.16.2011 | Technology
Rick Tumlinson

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?

The Role of Government in a New American Space Agenda

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Rick Tumlinson

Although it was government that led the first wave over the barricades of gravity, it is now the people who are taking on the work, and all hands are needed.

Change is Coming to NASA and US Space -- About Time!

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Rick Tumlinson

It's heretical to say it in many quarters, but unlike its astronomy and robotic exploration programs, the current NASA operated human spaceflight program has failed by any rational measure.

Dodd's Bill Is an Angel Killer

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rick Tumlinson

The Dodd bill will choke off innovation and wealth creation at exactly the same time the president is trying to kick start it by smothering the vitality of what needs to be a dynamic and open area of creativity.