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By George Mancuso “Although space travel is today failing ludicrously to fulfill the promises of promoters, it still might one day become cheap enough to be accessible to ordinary people.” So wrote Freeman J. Dyson in The Sun, the Genome and the Internet, 1999 The...
The National Space Society applauds United Launch Alliance (ULA) and NASA for the successful launch of the Mars 2020 Perseverance mission, feted as the agency’s most sophisticated geological and astrobiological Mars mission yet. At 7:50 a.m. EDT, a ULA Atlas V-541 variant leaped off the pad into a sunny Florida sky at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Launch Complex 41, marking the beginning of a nearly seven-month-long journey for rover Perseverance and the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter.
This Space Available, By Emily Carney. During this past year, This Space Available has profiled Dr. Brian O’Leary, perhaps the most (in)famous and controversial ex-NASA astronaut, and Dr. Gerard K. O’Neill, a physicist who, while not quite making it to O’Leary’s astronaut group, still enjoyed a diverse career and a type of cult-like fame throughout the 1970s with the publication of his classic treatise about space settlement, The High Frontier. Both scientists independently left their imprints upon pop culture during the 1970s, the decade in which they both were most publicly visible.
Isaac Arthur, recipient of the NSS Space Pioneer Award for Education via Mass Media, has posted this 20-minute video based on the first 12 milestones in the NSS Roadmap to Space Settlement.
By Dale Skran On July 20th a SpaceX Falcon 9 launched ANASIS-II, a South Korean military communications satellite built by Lockheed Martin, from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Little noted in the mainstream media, this flight achieved several signal milestones: 57th landing...
The White House announced today the nomination of Dr. Greg Autry as the next Chief Financial Officer of NASA. As NASA CFO, Dr. Autry will oversee the planning, analysis, justification, control, and reporting of all NASA’s fiscal resources. Dr. Autry was the Vice...
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