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Interstellar, Virgin Galactic and the Dream of Space

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 11.07.2014 | 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.

100 Years On: The Forgotten Founder of JPL

Scott Hobbs | Posted 12.10.2014 | Los Angeles
Scott Hobbs

Last week marked the 100th birthday of Jack Parsons, a founder of Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Aerojet-Rocketdyne and the inventor of the solid fuel that put man on the moon. In a display of pure serendipity this week, his widow Cameron, will be honored with the first-ever retrospective of her art at MOCA Pacific Design Center.

War-Weary Southern Israel Starts School Year

Anav Silverman | Posted 11.03.2014 | World
Anav Silverman

On Monday, September 1, schools across Israel opened for the new the school year, as 2,105,394 children took their places in the classroom -- merely a week after a 50-day war with Hamas ended in a cease-fire agreement.

Kibbutz Families Return Home to More Rockets

Anav Silverman | Posted 10.20.2014 | World
Anav Silverman

On Thursday, August 7, busses brought back about half of the families of Kibbutz Kfar Aza who decided to return after the Egyptian-brokered 72-hour ceasefire went into effect.

When New York Ruled the Universe: 50 Years Later, Revisiting the Dreamscape of the 1964-65 World's Fair

Peter Mandel | Posted 10.18.2014 | New York
Peter Mandel

To try and reach back there, I'm going straight to the source. Not to new books like Joseph Tirella's Tomorrow-Land, but to a dust-blanketed old one. It's one that's been wedged in the back of my shelf since the summer of 1964: The Official Guide to the New York World's Fair.

My Child Is There -- My Child Is Fighting Now

Saloona | Posted 10.05.2014 | World
Saloona

He will do all that he can to complete all his missions the best way possible, and will safeguard his soldiers and himself as best he can, and I am with my head held up high, and functioning -- because this is my mission, and I know -- that he is certain that this is what we are doing here.

The Gaza War: Who Is Just? Who Is To Blame? And Why These Are The Wrong Questions

Mickey Bergman | Posted 10.04.2014 | Impact
Mickey Bergman

It seems that most people on either side have lost the emotional ability and space to recognize the humanity and suffering of the other. While this is understandable, it is still critically important to do our best to keep the emotional space to process and empathize.

A Weekend at Adult Space Camp Is Cooler Than You'd Think

David DiGregorio | Posted 10.01.2014 | Travel
David DiGregorio

If you grew up in the late '80s watching Double Dare, Nick Arcade and Guts, you probably regarded a trip to Space Camp as the ultimate grand prize. I, however, can clearly remember watching those shows with no desire to go to Space Camp.

Despite Rockets and Tunnels, Israeli Farmers Remain Hopeful

Anav Silverman | Posted 09.28.2014 | World
Anav Silverman

Originally from Argentina, Cohen is the head of the kibbutz's emergency response team and is among the 60 kibbutz members who have remained on the kibbutz despite the rocket fire and Hamas infiltrations into the region.

Deconstructing Israeli Claims

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 09.22.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

War is ugly and truth is certainly the first casualty of war. But the fact is that this war on Gaza, which began with a lie, has continued with Israelis and their apologists hoodwinking the world that they had little choice but to go into this war to protect their own people.

Leaders vs. Israeli & Palestinian People

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Well, what if world political "leaders" continue to engage in the politics of fear, who demonize the "other," who call for and enact war on their so-called "enemies"? And what if nobody came?

What It's Like to Live in Israel Right Now

Rachel Baruch | Posted 09.15.2014 | World
Rachel Baruch

I'm at the beach when the first siren goes off. My instinct is to ignore it -- I'm in Tel Aviv, which Hamas' rockets cannot reach, as I've spent the week reassuring my friends and family.

WATCH: Fan's Amazing Gesture After Catching Autographed Basketball

Complex Sports | Posted 03.28.2014 | Sports

By Chris Yuscavage, Complex Sports As you would probably expect, the 76ers/Rockets game turned out to be pretty uneventful last night. The Rockets ...

Space Is Our Future

Franklin Chang Díaz | Posted 05.12.2014 | Science
Franklin Chang Díaz

If you shop or make your bank transactions online, use your GPS to find where you are going, check the weather on your cell phone, then you are using these satellites.

Humans in Space: Finding a Shared Voice

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 04.20.2014 | Technology
Rick Tumlinson

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.

What NASA Is For -- Now Shut Up and Listen

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 04.12.2014 | Science
Rick Tumlinson

I believe both sides -- those who are pro-toasters in space and those who are pro-studs to the stars -- are lost, losing, and will in the end be seen as engaged in a dated and rhetorical dance that will have no meaning, if the rest of us choose the right path moving forward.

Rockets Sharpshooter Breaks NBA Record

Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

Houston's Chandler Parsons caught fire in the second half on Friday night against Memphis. After only scoring four points in the first half, the Rocke...

'The Biggest Crybaby I Know'

Posted 11.21.2013 | Sports

Vince Carter had some words for Dwight Howard during and after Dallas' win over Houston on Wednesday night. During the second quarter, the Mavs ve...

Harden Hit With Flopping Fine

Posted 11.11.2013 | Sports

Rockets star James Harden was hit with the first flopping fine of the 2013-14 season on Monday for his acting performance against the Los Angeles Clip...

All of the Above

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 10.23.2013 | Science
Rick Tumlinson

The Moon! Mars! Asteroids! Rockets! Helium 3! Space solar power! Space tourism! We go through fads, swarm around the hero de jour, and spend far too much time trashing the other guy's ideas in favor of our own.

SpaceX and Its 'X' Factor

Ayodele Faiyetole | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Ayodele Faiyetole

Just as we set out of the Mountain View's NASA Ames Research Center 583C Building on July 27 on our way to Los Angeles for a tour visit of SpaceX, thr...

Elon Musk's Latest Mind Blowing Invention

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 09.06.2013 | Technology

The spirit animal of Tony Stark in Elon Musk is at it once again, this time with an invention that really feels like it's straight out of "Iron Man." ...

LISTEN: James Harden Sings (Terribly) In New Ad

Posted 08.15.2013 | Sports

By Chris Yuscavage, Complex Sports Yesterday, we showed you a new Foot Locker commercial featuring James Harden and Stephen Curry. It features Hard...

Is This The Rocket That Will Take Man To Mars?

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 08.05.2013 | Science

The huge rocket that NASA is building to blast astronauts toward Mars, asteroids and other destinations in deep space has passed a critical design mi...

Young Rockets Fan Calls Out Shaq

Posted 07.16.2013 | Sports

By Jose Martinez, Complex Sports Over the weekend, the Houston Rockets held a Dwight Howard Welcome Rally, which will not get into, and one kid lai...