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  • Buzz Aldrin and the American Flag on the Moon
    Will the first astronauts on Mars raise a flag of Earth over the Red Planet?
    Do we need a world flag to plant on Mars when astronauts eventually reach the Red Planet? That is the position of Oskar Pernefeldt of the Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm, Sweden, who has designed what he calls a flag for Planet Earth, as...
  • Enterprise
    To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before
    In the debate over the future of manned space exploration, there has always existed a conflict over two questions; first, are human beings or robotic spacecraft more effective in exploring the unknown, and second, it is better to spend the money...
  • Armed Forces Crossband Radio Test
    Armed forces crossband test this weekend
    Ham operators, meet your military counterparts!The annual Armed Forces Day Crossband Test is set for May 9-10, with a few changes and improvements from previous years.The crossband test, sponsored by the Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS),...
  • Blood Falls and Taylor Glacier, Antarctica
    Discovery of salty aquifer beneath Antarctica may have implications for Mars
    Scientists have discovered a vast network of salty aquifers beneath the surface of Antarctica, thanks to an airborne imaging system used there for the first time, it was announced on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. The finding may have interesting...
  • The Rover Environmental Monitoring Station (REMS) on the Curiosity rover
    Curiosity rover finds more evidence for possible liquid water brines on Mars
    The search for liquid water on Mars is one that has been on-going for decades. It can’t exist for long on the surface, as it will quickly sublimate into the cold, thin atmosphere. Aquifers deep below the surface are still possible, but there...
  • Mules
    Can you say stubborn?
    The Sun entered Taurus April 20, joining Mercury and Mars in the second sign of the zodiac. Taurus rules the second house of money and possessions and for us many of our thoughts will lie here over the next month. Taurus is ruled by Venus, the...
  •  Charles F. Bolden, Jr., NASA Adminstrator
    NASA's Bolden House Testimony features arguments about ARM, Mars, and the moon
    In a hearing before the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden had tense exchanges with several members over various aspects of the 2016 NASA budget proposal, according to a Thursday story in Forbes....
  • Curiosity rover finds liquid water in Mars' soil
    Curiosity rover finds liquid water in Mars' soil
    In the course of trying to learn more about Mars, one of the chief goals has been to determine whether or not life was ever possible on the red planet. On April 13, according to the Guardian, we took one step closer to finding that answer.New...
  • NASA shows how liquid water could exist on Mars
    NASA shows how liquid water could exist on Mars
    Most of the water on Mars was lost to space about 4.5 billion years ago. The loss of the water on the surface of Mars was the result of the loss of the magnetic field on Mars. News discoveries by the Curiosity rover have shown that the chemical...
  • Head transplantation -- The future is now
    First head-to-body transplant supports bizarre Mars whistleblower claim
    RT reported on April 10 that a Russian man suffering from a rare genetic muscle-wasting disorder will undergo the world’s first head-to-body transplant. The Russian man volunteered to have his head transplanted to the brain-dead body of an...
  • Live Long and Prosper
    Is space the final frontier?
    Star Trek makes space travel look nearly effortless. In reality, on Monday, April 13, 2015, SpaceXwill launch another rocket to the International Space Station and hopes are high for success. But how about a much more distant target in space . . ....
  • Dust-covered glaciers on Mars
    Buried glaciers have enough ice to cover entire surface of Mars
    When the topic of ice on Mars comes up, the first thing that usually comes to mind are the polar ice caps which are prominent even in small telescopes. There is, however, ice elsewhere on the planet as well, such as beneath the surface in the mid...
  • Mars from the Hubble Space Telescope
    NASA Advisory Council concludes that not enough money is being spent for Mars
    NASA Watch reported on Friday that the NASA Advisory Council has concluded that the space agency is not getting enough funding to execute a Mars exploration program. The findings, which match what many independent space observers are saying, is...
  • Phobos
    Idea floated to send the Asteroid Redirect Mission to Phobos
    At a Thursday meeting of the NASA Advisory Council, the subject of the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) came up. According to both NASA Watch’s Keith Cowing and the Houston Chronicle’s Eric Berger, an idea was floated to send the ARM to...
  • NASA awards grant for advanced Mars rocket engine
    NASA awards grant for advanced Mars rocket engine
    This week at NASA's Washington, D.C. Headquarters, officials announced grants for cutting-edge space technology projects, including a $10 million grant to the Ad Astra Rocket Company.Founded by NASA astronaut Franklin Chang Diaz, Ad Astra has...
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