NASA’s ambitious goal involved several risks. Previously, the highest orbit for manned spacecraft had been only 853 miles above the earth in Gemini XI, and the moon was nearly 300 times farther.
On Christmas Eve, 1968, the Apollo 8 crew got to address the world via the most-watched television broadcast at the time. They read Genesis.
‘First Man’ has a plot, but seems to be shot at a remove from the characters, meanders without becoming involving, and has puzzling ideas about children.
Falcon Heavy is the newest in a lineup of rockets from Space X, a private company aiming to colonize Mars.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The one question everyone I know is asking about the film adaptation of “The Martian” is: Did they mess it up?
The optimism this movie finds on Mars is one that people on Earth long to enjoy.
I am totally excited about the limitless opportunities of narrative journalism, and I have my own blockbuster story to report.
It would be wonderful if nobody died in our efforts to explore space. But building a program around that goal is no way to accomplish anything of note.
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