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These Incredibly Brave Pioneers Changed The Face Of Space Travel...And You've Probably Never Heard Of Them

Posted 10.29.2014 | Science

It only took us 200,000 years. In the 200,000 years of homo sapiens, we poked around down here a bit and then marched off our blue-quilted rock to...

Wait for It...

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 09.26.2014 | Science
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

We needed this break between Apollo program and current missions to send humans to Mars, for three big reasons.

SEALAB's 50th Anniversary Could Use Some Celebration Too

Ben Hellwarth | Posted 09.22.2014 | Science
Ben Hellwarth

So, before another half-century goes by, let's pay homage to the U.S. Navy project that effectively dissolved the old diving limits and opened the door to vastly expanded human undersea capabilities.

Syfy's Ascension Is Already One of the Most Talked About TV Events of the Fall Season

Ed Martin | Posted 10.08.2014 | Entertainment
Ed Martin

As I continue contemplating the dizzying number of shows that I previewed at both, I find that one of the few that I continue to think about on an ongoing basis and one of the very few that I cannot wait to see is Syfy's Ascension.

A Grandmother on Moon Thoughts, 45 Years Later

Margaret Sullivan | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Margaret Sullivan

Time and attention are quirky. We were in Washington when the Russians launched Sputnik in 1957 starting the Space race, aware but focused more on new baby, new job.

NASA Cuts Ties With Russia (Except On Space Station)

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2014 | Science

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 2 (Reuters) - NASA has been added to the list of U.S government agencies prohibited from c...

The Space Age, Race and a Quiet Revolution

Dr. Mae Jemison | Posted 04.30.2014 | Black Voices
Dr. Mae Jemison

Alongside me the day in 1992 when we launched, in the historical background, were others -- the African-American engineers, rocket scientists, physicists, administrators, technicians and life scientists who helped build the space program.

Moon Goddess and Jade Rabbit: How Science and Spirituality Commingle

Andrew Lam | Posted 02.05.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Andrew Lam

She neither lives nor dies and has no name; she has been internalized. She's the moment of wonder itself. In her presence the child still gazes, wide-eyed. Beyond her, there dances a marvelous night sky full of stars.

Honor JFK With American Leadership in Space

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Let's look beyond the repellant spectacle of politics in Washington to reflect on a president who rallied America to greatness and consider how we can bring his legacy alive in our generation.

New Reality Show To Send Winner Out Of This World

LiveScience | Miriam Kramer | Posted 10.05.2013 | Science

Soon, you can watch people compete for a chance to launch into space from the comfort of your own living room. A new reality TV show picked up by NB...

A Strategy for NASA?

G. Ryan Faith | Posted 09.01.2013 | Science
G. Ryan Faith

On one front, decision-makers argue about the destination to which astronauts should be sent to spark a space race-like sense of purpose. Meanwhile, others ask that the space agency direct its efforts to address a narrow scientific question or parochial interest.

Astronauts' Wives Spotlighted In Provocative New Book

Space.com | Clara Moskowitz | Posted 06.25.2013 | Science

NEW YORK — The American heroes of the space race are well-known: Alan Shepard, John Glenn, Neil Armstrong and more. But less well-known are a secon...

LOOK: Scientists Bounce Laser Off Long-Lost Lunar Rover

Posted 04.30.2013 | Science

By: Leonard David Published: 04/30/2013 07:54 AM EDT on SPACE.com Scientists have successfully bounced a laser off the Soviet Union's old Lunokh...

Failed Mars Probe From Cold War Era May Have Been Found

AP | Posted 04.12.2013 | Science

LOS ANGELES -- Space fans from Russia scanning NASA images have spotted what may be a Soviet spacecraft that landed on Mars in 1971 and then mysteriou...

Did U.S. Have Plans To Nuke The Moon?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 11.28.2012 | Science

A story that surfaced over a decade ago is making the rounds again this week, as some media outlets are reporting that the U.S. considered detonating ...

We Believed We Could Touch the Sky

Patricia McGuire | Posted 10.28.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Armstrong's death last week has evoked numerous gauzy tributes to his amazing courage. But romantic memories of that historic moment belie the real triumph for Armstrong, NASA, and our deeply conflicted nation of the late 1960's.

Space Exploration - A Presidential Priority

Wayne Hale | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Wayne Hale

America cannot afford to squander the opportunity to take full advantage of exploring the next great frontier: space. So it is time for the presidential candidates -- Mr. Obama and Mr. Romney -- to let America know where they really stand on the issue.

NASA Simply Stopped Being a Priority

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Will we look back and ask ourselves whether the decision to abandon space was a wise decision? Or will historians look back and identify this decision as a textbook example of when America sacrificed long-term strategic goals for short-term interests.

In the Age of Obama, the Eagle Has Fallen

Ken Blackwell | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

The American Apollo program was one of the greatest events in all of human history. By turning our backs on JFK's achievement, we have consented to national humiliation and national decline.

First Man In Space Celebrated 51 Years After Historic Mission

Posted 04.12.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 04/12/2012 12:51 AM EDT on SPACE.com For more than five decades, humans have been suiting up and riding rockets t...

Expanding Our Horizons on Yuri's Night

Aleksander Popovskiy | Posted 06.12.2012 | Science
Aleksander Popovskiy

Tonight is a celebration of the first time humanity sent one of its own into space. Throughout the world right now, a young boy or girl is looking upward, and asking, "What else is possible?" After all, if you can calculate a rocket's trajectory into space, you can calculate almost anything.

PHOTOS: Space Walks And Gorgeous Views From NASA's Gemini Missions

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 06.06.2012 | Science

April 2012 marks 50 years since the beginning of NASA's Gemini program. Carried out from 1962-1966, during the feverish middle years of the space race...

The New Space Race: The Next 30 Years of Human Exploration of Space

Richard Garriott | Posted 04.22.2012 | Science
Richard Garriott

So, why travel into space and why should tax payers pay for humans to travel beyond Earth? Because this exploration will return direct economic value beyond exploration, in areas such as energy and minerals.

PHOTOS: John Glenn's Record-Setting Mission 50 Years Later

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 04.17.2012 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The name still resonates and generates goose bumps like few others in the world of spaceflight. John Glenn....

Icons: Fifty Years Ago, a Space-Age Photo That Transcended the Television Age

David Schonauer | Posted 04.01.2012 | Media
David Schonauer

2012-02-01-Screenshot20120131at7.38.44PM.jpgThe photo, a portrait of John Glenn in his space helmet, appeared on Life's February 2, 1962 issue -- 50 years ago this week.