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Opinion: Which Way Toward the Red Planet? Current Plans for Mars Colonisation and the Need for Maturity

Artistic rendering of Mars, made from images taken with NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft. Private space companies have announced plans for the colonisation of the Red Planet within the next decade. How close are those plans to becoming a reality? Image Credit: Kees Veenenbos/MOLA Science Team/NASA

“Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about [...]

On @ The 90: The Future

On @ The 90 is AmericaSpace’s editorial feature and is therefore based on opinion. Photo Credit: Jason Rhian

Predictions are dangerous things. Dick Morris, a political commentator, found this out the hard way recently. He predicted that Mitt Romney would win the U.S. presidential election in a landslide. Yeah, so much for that. Predicting [...]

SLS Garners New Proposals and Potential Destination

NASA has selected 26 proposals for its next heavy-lift booster, the Space Launch System or SLS. The space agency has also apparently mentioned a new destination to which this powerful rocket would send crew and cargo to. Image Credit: NASA

Twenty-six proposals have been selected under the NASA Research Announcement (NRA) by NASA for [...]

Opinion: One Year Later Finds Shuttle Workers Still Struggling

Many highly-skilled aerospace workers still are unemployed and are struggling to survive in the current tepid economic climate. Photo Credit: Matt Gaetjens

On July 21, just prior to sunrise, space shuttle Atlantis completed its final flight on the South end of the Kennedy Space Center’s Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF). The mission’s commander Chris Ferguson [...]

Video: Time Has Come To Fight For Space

Video courtesy of Fight for Space

While working on some other space-related stories I came across this video detailing the current plight of the U.S. space program. We at AmericaSpace have long stated that “leaders” within the U.S. government have failed us. Don’t think so? 

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Next Generation Spacecraft No Comparison To Shuttle

None of the various spacecraft currently being developed to return U.S. astronauts to orbit have all the capabilities and capacities that NASA's decommissioned orbiters had. Photo Credit: Alan Walters / awaltersphoto.com

The crop of space capsules that are currently being developed to return U.S. astronauts to orbit have all-too-often been dubbed “replacements” for the [...]

On @ The 90: AmericaSpace's Presidential Endorsement

So, which of the presidential candidates does this space supporter back? The answer might suprise you… Photo Credit: Jason Rhian

Another election year, time for the “unbiased” media to give their endorsement to one candidate or another. After listening to both Presidential candidates’ comments and actions regarding space exploration, here is my “fair and [...]

60 Minutes to Air 'Jobs, Dreams Lost after Shuttle End'

The story of lost dreams and 7,000 jobs on the Space Coast, while widely appreciated in aerospace circles and in the halls of Congress, is itself largely, and sadly, unknown to the American people. That might change this Sunday evening when 60 Minutes airs, “Jobs, Dreams Lost After Space Shuttle Program Ends” at 7 [...]

FOR SALE: Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, the company that powered the space shuttle to orbit and who produces engines used in both the Atlas V as well as the Delta IV family of rockets – has been placed up for sale. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth Studios

United Technologies Corporation (UTC) has announced that [...]

Obama Visits Florida – But Not Space Coast

President Barack Obama waves to the media after attending a $30,000-a-plate fundraiser. Photo Credit: Julian Leek

ORLANDO, Fla – President Barack Obama visited the Sunshine State Thursday evening for a fund-raising dinner that cost $30,000 a plate. All total, Obama made four stops in Florida, including Miami and Orlando – but made no stops to [...]