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.
China wants to create a sphere of global influence and improve their defense capabilities via exploring space. We can’t sit back and let them dominate.
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’ provides a glimpse of a laconic test pilot and engineer who inconveniently became a celebrity.
‘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.
Forty-nine years ago today, the nation watched as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the Moon. This may have been the most American moment in history.
The anti-gun message is an ill-fitting exception to what is otherwise an apolitical show, and is simply not believable as a plot point.
Worrisome national security events have convinced some Americans that SpaceX is the magic elixir of this generation. But this time our national security is at stake.
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.
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