Sunday, October 27, 2019

NASA leader presents former Rep. John Culberson with medal

One of the great tragedies of last year occurred when Lizzie Fletcher, an anti-science mean girl, toppled science nerd Culberson from his House seat. Things would be different if he were running the appropriations subcommittee funding NASA and not Jose Serrano.

SpaceX president knocks Bezos’ Blue Origin: ‘They have a billion dollars of free money every year’


Flashback: Death of Kayla Mueller, American Held by Islamic State, Is Confirmed


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NASA Administrator: 'I believe Pluto is a planet'

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

China is not going to be America's space partner anytime soon

At a recent panel discussion presented by the International Academy of Astronautics, Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin gave some sage advice about how NASA’s Artemis program to return to the moon might be improved. Among other things, he suggested that China be invited as a partner to the undertaking, as part of what he called the “Space Exploration Alliance.”

The very next day, in a speech before this year’s International Astronautical Conference, Vice President Mike Pence seemed to disagree. According to, Pence presented a vision of an international space exploration effort that was wide of the one Aldrin proposed.

NASA spacewalkers both want to be the first woman on the moon
Astronomers have spotted a new type of storm on Saturn

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Made In Space to launch commercial recycler to space station
Japan to join Artemis program
Pence calls for American-led cooperation in space exploration
Space agencies endorse continued cooperation in lunar exploration

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

NASA paid Musk millions to make sure his employees don't smoke pot
Astronaut organization seeks role advising Artemis
Remembering Alexei Leonov, the first human being to walk in space
NASA's 'Mole' Is Digging Below The Surface of Mars Again Thanks to an Ingenious Hack
The Mystery of Moon Water
The Last Man on the Moon: Astronaut Eugene Cernan and America's Race in Space
The Last Moonwalker and Other Stories
A New Spacesuit for Artemis Generation Astronauts
Is nuclear power the future of green energy?
The American crackdown on Chinese intelligence

Monday, October 14, 2019

Remembering Alexei Leonov, the first human being to walk in space

Alexei Leonov was the first human being to walk in space on March 18, 1965. He was outside for just over 12 minutes before reentering to the Soviet Voskhod 2 capsule.

Leonov also came very close to achieving the distinction of being the first human being to die in space. While he was outside the Voskhod, his suit inflated so much that he could not get back inside his spacecraft. He released enough oxygen from his suit to barely make it back inside alive.

New material selectively captured CO2 molecules and turns them into useful products
How NASA sold the American public on space, going to the moon
Britain's first moon lander set to walk on lunar surface in 2021
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
A Brother on the Moon
NASA shows interest in SpaceX's Starship orbital refueling ambitions
NASA chief: SpaceX and Boeing have critical tests ahead but could fly astronauts in early 2020
Warp speeds in 'Star Trek' are achingly slow, and a simple animation by a former NASA scientist proves it

Friday, October 11, 2019

How to stop million-dollar satellites from becoming space junk

When a satellite is launched and placed into Earth orbit, whether it is for communications, GPS or a reconnaissance, it continues to operate as long as it has fuel or until something breaks down. Then the satellite, often worth hundreds of millions of dollars, becomes space junk, colliding with other dead satellites and becoming a hazard to space navigation.

NASA Wants to Encourage Private Space Stations
NASA Tests Mars 2020 Rover's Sky Crane Landing Tech
Chasing the Moon: The People, the Politics, and the Promise That Launched America into the Space Age
The Last Moonwalker and Other Stories
NASA aims for first manned SpaceX mission in first-quarter 2020
Elon Musk and NASA chief get on same page, vow to complete Crew Dragon
As NASA tries to land on the Moon, it has plenty of rockets to choose from

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

‘Ad Astra’ Is A Voyage Beyond The Heart Of Darkness

Is outer space a “heart of darkness” in terms of both the physical environment and the human spirit when it is challenged and changed by exploration? A new movie, “Ad Astra,” examines that question.

Elon Musk, SpaceX face increasing tension over 'Crew Dragon' project
Here’s an example of the crazy lengths NASA goes to land safely on Mars
NASA may ask SpaceX to extend duration of Crew Dragon test flight
The Belgariad Set, Books 1-5: Pawn of Prophecy, Queen of Sorcery, Magician's Gambit, Castle of Wizardry, & Enchanter's End Game
Warrior's Heart
How many astronauts have died in space?
20 new moons discovered orbiting Saturn
This Lake on Mars Was Drying Up 3.5 Billion Years Ago

Sunday, October 06, 2019

Mars, a small business economy
‘For All Mankind’ Creator Ronald D. Moore On AppleTV+, Space Race Series & Dreams Coming True – New York Comic Con

Early end of the Vietnam War. No Yom Kipper War. No energy crisis. Early smartphones. Early Internet. I have to say that continuing the space race would have been a good thing.

Speaking of which.

NASA is ready to test its first all-electric experimental X-plane: 'A significant event'
Inside the science behind Elon Musk’s crazy plan to put chips in people’s brains and create human-AI hybrids
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Ten Times Cheaper But Better Food is Going to Radically Change Your World
Soft Cap Emitting Electromagnetic Waves has Reversed Memory Loss in Alzheimer’s patients
By 2060 the Airplane Industry Will Be Mostly Gone