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NASA's Commercial Crew Vehicles: Practical But Not Sexy

Marco Cáceres | Posted 10.14.2014 | Science
Marco Cáceres

The two Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contracts awarded to Boeing and SpaceX by NASA on September 16 should come as no big surpri...

SpaceX Launches 3-D Printer, Mice Into Space

AP | By MARCIA DUNN | Posted 09.22.2014 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) — A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3-D printer for ast...

PayPal Co-Founder: 'Monopolies Are Great Companies. Super Competitive Ones Are Not'

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 09.08.2014 | World

Peter Thiel, an entrepreneur and investor, co-founded PayPal and the data analytics firm Palantir Technologies. He made the first outside Facebook inv...

SpaceX Fail? Great!

Greg Autry | Posted 08.27.2014 | Technology
Greg Autry

Testing a truly new rocket has always involved failure. In fact, the development of any complex and innovative product should feature an iterative development process. By definition such a process is "failure driven."

SpaceX Rocket Explodes During Test Flight

AP | Posted 08.23.2014 | Technology

MCGREGOR, Texas (AP) -- An unmanned SpaceX rocket exploded shortly after launch on a test flight at the company's Central Texas development site. A...

I'd Like a Couple of Entrees and an Order of Wings With My Spacecraft

Greg Autry | Posted 10.13.2014 | Technology
Greg Autry

I love Mars rovers and cool space stations as much as any baby boomer, but the harsh reality is that America cannot afford a space program whose mission is to boost national prestige or serve as a white-collar jobs program. To justify its existence NASA must drive the private sector forward in space, not the other way round.

The Rocket's Green Glare

James Moore | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business
James Moore

The SpaceX decision to build a launch facility near Brownsville will, eventually, be considered a historical moment that began the transformation of the Rio Grande Valley. However, SpaceX is only the most high-profile development in a series of investments being made in this 120-mile stretch of the Texas-Mexico border.

Elon Musk Is Making Good On Promises To Stephen Colbert

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 07.25.2014 | Business

Four years ago, Stephen Colbert doubted that Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk could make an electric car people would buy. Now the comedian drives a Tesl...

Tech Startups With Federal Purse Strings

John McLaughlin | Posted 08.17.2014 | Technology
John McLaughlin

Startups can live or die by the depth of their investors' pockets, but some have stumbled on what can often be the most reliable source of funding -- contracts with the federal government.

Global Pioneers Are Inventing a Better Future

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 08.11.2014 | Business
Molly Alexander Darden

Beginning with the Revolutionary War, America's capacity to care for our multitude of physically and mentally wounded warriors has proven woefully inadequate.

Celebrity School: Because Lana Del Rey Cannot Deal With Feminism Right Now

Shanrah Wakefield | Posted 08.10.2014 | Entertainment
Shanrah Wakefield

It's important that celebrities are educated and well versed in issues and movements relevant to our world, particularly those relevant to their young audience. The fact is that it is not okay to dismiss the feminism debate as boring.

Elon Musk Unveils Spacecraft To Ferry Astronauts

AP | RAQUEL MARIA DILLON | Posted 07.29.2014 | Science

HAWTHORNE, California (AP) — A company that has flown unmanned capsules to the Space Station unveiled a spacecraft Thursday designed to ferry up to ...

Russia Sticks It to US, Bans Export of RD-180 Engines

Marco Cáceres | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Marco Cáceres

There is great irony to all the fuss during the past few months about the possibility that the Obama administration might block the continued sales of Russian RD-180 liquid-fuel engines to United Launch Alliance of Denver as a way of punishing Russia for its government's annexation of the Crimea and ongoing meddling in eastern Ukraine.

Injunction Against RD-180 Engine Sales May Have Implications for US Rides to ISS

Marco Cáceres | Posted 07.02.2014 | Science
Marco Cáceres

Assuming the Russians themselves don't decide to stop selling the RD-180s to ULA, Judge Braden's concerns should soon be alleviated and the sale of these engines should continue as normal.

Rick Fleeter's Personal Satellite Revolution Has Begun

Marco Cáceres | Posted 06.18.2014 | Science
Marco Cáceres

The launch Friday of SpaceX's Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) is important for at least three primary reasons. First, be...

Supply-Laden Rocket Finally Lifts Off

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 06.18.2014 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning ...

New Glitch Delays Rocket Launch

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 06.14.2014 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A space station cargo ship will remain Earthbound for a while longer because of a rocket leak. With just over an hour r...

NASA Mulls Ambitious Plan To Fix ISS Glitch

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 06.12.2014 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A computer outage at the International Space Station may require a spacewalk by astronauts and threatens to delay next w...

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.

WATCH: Hawking Weighs In On Space Exploration

Space.com | Megan Gannon | Posted 03.19.2014 | Science

NEW YORK — Ambitious plans to carry humans far beyond Earth were at the forefront of the Explorers Club Annual Dinner here Saturday night (March 15...

In 10 Years I Hope to Live on Mars

Kellie Gerardi | Posted 05.13.2014 | Science
Kellie Gerardi

People tend to get hung up on a small detail of this seriously cool mission. Here's the catch: it's a one way trip.

ISS Calling Russia: Friend or Foe?

Clayton Anderson | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
Clayton Anderson

I guess I've always been a little bit cynical -- not much, mind you, but enough to cause me to look at the current happenings between Russia and Ukraine with a slightly jaundiced eye. How might this affect our relationship in outer space? Is Russia a friend, or are they a foe?

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.

Innovations That Will Change Your Life: A Conversation With Elon Musk

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

Elon Musk is an entrepreneur and founder of Tesla, SpaceX and SolarCity. WORLDPOST: What are the key innovations that will change our lives in the ...

Rocket Launch Halted By Last-Second Glitch

Reuters | Irene and Klotz | Posted 01.28.2014 | Science

By Irene and Klotz (Reuters) - The launch of an unmanned Space Exploration Technologies' Falcon 9 rocket was aborted one minute before ...