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“A Nation of Quitters”: NASA’s Lunar Withdrawal

Pictured during their training as the Apollo 15 backup landing team, astronauts Dick Gordon (left) and Jack Schmitt work with a mockup of the Rover. According to Deke Slayton’s manifest predictions, both men should have flown on Apollo 18, but Schmitt’s geological expertise assured him a move to Apollo 17. Sadly, Gordon was not [...]

Antares Rising: Orbital’s New Booster Joins NASA Line-Up

In a sign of growing confidence, NASA has accepted Orbital's Antares booster to compete for medium-class payload contracts. Image Credit: Orbital Sciences

Six months after gaining a new name, and only weeks before its scheduled maiden voyage, Orbital Sciences’ Antares rocket has been added to NASA’s Launch Services Contract (NLS-II), enabling it to bid [...]

Three Shuttle Veterans Set to Be Inducted Into Astronaut Hall of Fame

Photo Credit: U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame

Three space shuttle veterans are being inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Saturday, May 5 at 3 p.m. The ceremony will be carried like on NASA Television. The three astronauts that will be included into the hall of [...]

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s ‘Then & Now’ Tour

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – Bill Blakeney knows a thing-or-two about the history of Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. As a “communicator” with the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex – he has to. Blakeney is one of the tour guides that work to inform the 1.2 million guests that visit [...]

Apollo Program Fondly Remembered by Those Who Made it a Reality

This image is of a poster signed by Grumman employees who worked on the Apollo program. It was photographed and put on micro-fiche and flown to the moon. Image Credit: Graham Martin

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla — “That’s one small step for man…one giant leap for mankind.” Who can forget those immortal words made famous [...]

“It Wasn’t a Sense of Guilt”: The Flight of Vladimir Remek

For more than four decades, Russia's Soyuz spacecraft has ferried representatives of dozens of nations into orbit. In March 1978, an early version of this craft carried the first Czechoslovakian cosmonaut, Vladimir Remek, into space. Photo Credit: NASA

Each night, the International Space Station can clearly be seen with the naked eye. It is [...]

On @ The 90: Investigations, Lawsuits & Islamic Relations – Where is NASA’s Perspective?

In an era where NASA no longer has the ability to launch astronauts on its own, the space agency appears focused on a new effort – investigating former astronaut's ownership rights. Photo Credit: Jason Rhian

As China announces plans to expand their own human presence in space, complete with their own space station and [...]