As I stand out here in the wonders of the unknown at Hadley, I sort of realize there’s a fundamental truth to our nature, Man must explore . . . and this is exploration at its greatest. — Dave Scott, while standing on the Moon during the Apollo 15 mission, 1971
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Would a partnership with China be beneficial to U.S. space efforts? Given recent alleged high-profile hacks of U.S. installations, the country’s poor human rights record, and a litany of other issues, the answer is probably “Bu.” Image Credit: NASA
Ten months after his first term inauguration, President Obama met with President Hu Jintao of [...]
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To A Distant Day: The Rocket Pioneers was first published in 2008 by the University of Nebraska Press as part of its Outward Odyssey: A People’s History of Spaceflight series, but is now available in paperback.
Given the current status of the U.S.’s space program, is now really the time to restrict the agency’s budget? Photo Credit: James N. Brown
With the United States in a transition phase in space exploration, there has recently been lively debate in Congress regarding NASA’s 2014 budget (though massively overshadowed by Benghazi, the IRS, [...]
If intelligent alien life is so abundant, then where is it? Image Credit: NASA / HST
Enrico Fermi was a theoretical and experimental physicist known for his work on the first nuclear reactor and his contributions to quantum theory, particle physics, and statistical mechanics. He won the Nobel Prize in 1938 and was widely [...]
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I thought it might be a good time to revisit the big question on so many minds for so many years. Are we alone?
Many wonder why, in a galaxy supposedly teeming with life and after searching the cosmos for over 50 years with increasingly powerful radio telescopes, have we not heard a [...]
Could a new initiative proposed in the FY 2014 Budget Proposal make space exploration a highly profitable endeavor? Image Credit: NASA
In April 2010, President Obama announced a plan that, at the time, received a rather tepid response. This was the president’s announcement that NASA would conduct a mission to an asteroid. The plan, [...]
If the cosmos is filled with alien life, then why haven’t we heard from them? Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle
This article originally appeared on the website for The Planetary Society and is republished with permission.
You and your wife are on a two-hour trip late at night in separate cars, travelling through dense fog. [...]
Does life exist on far-flung worlds throughout the universe? Image Credit: NASA
There were two different stories floating around the internet last week—each one startling in its own right, and both highlighting the ups and downs in the search for alien life.