NASA will have taken 18 years and $43 billion to fly a single manned flight initially based upon 1960s technology and reusing significant parts from the space shuttle.
Sputnik provides a turning point in world history: from then on, humans would maintain a presence in outer space and begin reaching to the stars.
Some companies aren’t content to leave deep space to NASA, and want American taxpayers to foot the bill.
This week, Congress could give SpaceX the greatest gig it could ever receive on planet Earth: a government-granted monopoly over space launch.
If you want me to believe in an alien, show me its body, and then we’ll talk. If this happens, it will not be jarring to my Christian faith.
In the Senate, the third in a series of hearings organized by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on the legal problems private space companies face is scheduled for July 13.
The Outer Space Treaty should not undermine the case that private enterprise is also entitled to ownership of materials it removes from the Moon or elsewhere.
It’s unclear where the franchise can go from here. Judging by the so-so box office and ho-hum reviews, there are diminishing returns of humans being chased through dark interstellar halls.
Had the crew in ‘Alien: Covenant’ included a couple of gloomy, maladjusted types, and had they listened to any of them, things would have gone better.
If President Trump wants to truly lead the United States and world into the exploration and settlement of the solar system, he needs to do something different and game-changing.
SpaceX doesn’t cut NASA in when it uses NASA facilities—our facilities—to launch rockets carrying private cargo, which he gets paid for effectively twice.
This week, SpaceX literally promised the moon. Don’t hold your breath.
The moon’s penumbra will be cast over all of North America, with the sun completely blocked across a path roughly 70 miles wide.
Massachusetts Democratic candidate Brianna Wu is worried that people will drop rocks from the moon that will hit the earth and kill people.
This is historic, and a good reminder that the space program is far from over, and new and exciting developments are happening all the time.
The video game ‘No Man’s Sky’ speaks to humanity’s eternal questions of how life is created and whether we are alone in this universe.
On January 28, 1986, Ronald Reagan comforted a nation reeling from the Challenger space shuttle explosion.
Many scientists believe that retrieving helium3 from the moon could finally generate an unlimited supply of nuclear energy here on Earth without creating radioactive waste.
Ben hosts a space symposium on The Martian.
How accurate is the science on Cosmos? Does it matter? Isn’t science, like pizza, still pretty good even if it’s bad?
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