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  • Star Trek
    Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy dies
    Actor Leonard Nimoy, who played the half-human, half-Vulcan “Spock” in the 1960s science-fiction television show Star Trek, died Feb. 27 from obstructive lung disease. He was 83.NASAand the White House both issued statements mourning...
  • Lunar coloy
    Alliance for Space Development to push reusable spacecraft and space settlements
    The Alliance for Space Development, consisting of a number of space advocacy groups such as the National Space Society, the Space Frontier Foundation, and the Mars Society, was formed as a result of a closed-door meeting recently. The news was...
  • Black Hole in Spacke
    Immense black hole identified
    Mysterious and massive is a way to describe this black hole in space that has been identified and is at least 12 billion times more massive than our sun. This immense black monster is actually still a “young” black hole according to...
  • Mars Curiosity
    Pat Robertson attacks NASA Mars exploration, says God did not create aliens
    According to a Wednesday story in Salon, Pat Robertson, a televangelist and former presidential candidate, took to the airwaves on his “700 Club” and choose to inveigh against NASA in general and the exploration of Mars in specific. He...
  • Ceres explored by Dawn: Mysterious bright spots baffle scientists
    Ceres: Dawn images capture bright spots on dwarf planet baffling NASA scientists
    NASA has captured photos of Ceres via the Dawn spacecraft and for the second time a bright spot is seen on the surface of the dwarf planet, which is baffling scientists. Ceres is the planet between Mars and Jupiter with a diameter of about 590...
  • Ceres, taken by the Dawn space probe
    NASA's Dawn eyes two mysterious white dots on its approach to Ceres
    As the ion drive propelled Dawn, NASA’s asteroid explorer, makes its final approach to the dwarf planet Ceres, scientists are in high excitement due to the detection of not just one, but two bright dots inside an impact basin. Io9, in a...
  • Climate models wrong
    Climate model predictions: Hot stuff it is not
    As if we didn’t know, global warming predictions are greatly exaggerated. The Daily Mail exposed the hoax of the hot stuff in a review of a critical study of climate models. The IPCC has been feeding the hype of catastrophe with climate...
  • Spacewalking astronauts prepare for new International Docking Adapters
    NASA prepares station for commercial dockings as Russia plans departure
    Two spacewalking astronauts continued with tasks outside the International Space Station on Wednesday to ready the outpost for a pair of new docking adapters arriving this summer.Space station commander Butch Wilmore and Terry Virts switched their...
  • Europa
    Scientists mull how to find life on Europa
    Ever since the Europa mission had been given the official nod of approval by NASA, scientists have been giddy with excitement at the prospect of exploring a new world where life might reside. The likely model for the mission is the Europa Clipper,...
  • Future astronauts on the moon
    Cruz NASA space hearings highlight Mars vs. moon controversy
    The Washington Post noted on Tuesday that the recent hearings concerning the future of space exploration and commercial space held by Sen. Ted Cruz’s Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness highlighted a persistent conflict...
  • Worlds of the Solar System
    NASA is planning the next round of planetary missions
    While attention has been focused on a multi-billion dollar mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa, NASA is planning a number of new planetary missions. Most are grouped under the Discovery Program, small-scale missions with a cap of $450 million,...
  • Guion Bluford, PhD
    Dr. Guion Bluford, America’s first black astronaut
    On November 22, 1942, Guion "Guy" Bluford, Jr., was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Guion, Sr. and Lolita Bluford – a mechanical engineer and a special education teacher, respectively. After being encouraged by his parents...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)
    Not much new happened at Ted Cruz's first NASA space hearing
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas conducted his first hearing as chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness on Tuesday. He and several other senators, including ranking Commerce Committee member Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Florida,...
  •  European Editor Engadget, Daniel Cooper and co-founder and CEO of Mars One, Bas Lansdorp speak at Engadget Expand New York 2014 at Javits Center
    Is going to Mars a scam or a dream of the future better than the past?
    Are Mars missions a scam? That seems to be the conclusion of a Monday article in Buzzfeed, which examines the Mars One effort as well as the NASA space exploration plan that envisions humans landing on Mars in the 2030s. The headline comes from a...
  •  The United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket carrying NASA's first Orion deep space exploration craft takes off from its launchpad on December 5, 2014 in Cape Canaveral, Florida
    Poll finds most acknowledge benefits of NASA space exploration but balk the cost
    SpaceRef reported on Sunday about a poll of American adults conducted by Monmouth University on public attitudes toward NASA and the space program. The results are somewhat contradictory. While comfortable majorities (56 percent) see the benefits...