NASA to be Part of President Obama’s Inaugural Activities Jan. 18–21

NASA is poised to play an integral role in President Obama’s upcoming inaugural festivities. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / AmericaSpace

NASA is preparing to be part of President Barack Obama’s inaugural festivities that are slated to occur from Jan. 18–21. Several events are planned to take place during this period, including an open house of NASA […]

Gabrielle Giffords and Former Astronaut Mark Kelly Make Plea for Stronger Gun Control Measures

Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly talk with Diane Sawyer on ABC World News on January 6, 2013. Photo Credit: ABC/Ida Astute

In the wake of the recent mass shootings in the U.S., there has been renewed, and intense, debate about gun control. And now, former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, former astronaut Mark […]

What has Curiosity Found on Mars?

What has Curiosity found on Mars and what could it mean for the future of planetary exploration? Image Credit: NASA / JPL

Something big could be brewing on the dusty plains of Mars—but NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, located in Pasadena, Calif., is keeping mum as to what that discovery might be. It appears that […]

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 […]

Romney Mentions Neil Armstrong During RNC Acceptance Speech

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TAMPA, Fla. – During his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Aug. 30, Mitt Romney highlighted the accomplishments of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the Moon who passed away on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. During his acceptance speech, Romney […]

Bolden Highlights Commercial Partners' Efforts

Charles Bolden addresses members of the media during a press event at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth Studios

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden stopped by NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida in an effort to highlight the efforts of the space agency’s […]

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 […]

Commercial Crewed Gets Whittled Down to 2.5

The three awardees under NASA’s Commercial Crew integrated Capability Program are (from left-to-right_ SpaceX, Sierra Nevada Corporation and Boeing. Photo Credit (left-to-right) AmericaSpace / SNC / Boeing

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – NASA’s Commercial Crew Program or “CCP” is now down to just 2.5 companies. Under the Commercial Crew integrated Capability (CCiCap) Boeing and Space […]

On @ The 90: It's Time to Dream Again

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Video courtesy of Penny4NASA 

An old adage goes, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” We, as a society, have been indoctrinated into handing out fish. Slowly, but surely, we have been turned […]

Does SLS Have a Future?

SLS takes off from the launch pad. Image credit: NASA

At first look, NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) looks like the perfect rocket: heavy lifting launch vehicle that promises to be more versatile, powerful, and durable than anything that has preceded it. But there are major threats hanging over the rocket stacking the odds […]