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  • The Sierra Nevada Corporation's Space Systems Dream Chaser
    Sierra Nevada developing spacecraft to launch from Stratolaunch airplane
    Sierra Nevada, the company developing the Dream Chaser lift body spacecraft, announced on Tuesday that it is developing a scaled down version of the vehicle that could be launched from a giant aircraft being built by Stratolaunch Systems. This...
  • Giving Islam credit for science is like giving credit to the Inquisition
    Giving Islam credit for science is like giving credit to the Inquisition
    Everyone of European decent knows the story of how the Catholic Inquisition persecuted Galileo. Science was at odds with religion, or at least, with the dogmatic religion of leftists who had corrupted the Christian church. Jesus’ only...
  • Texas Governor Rick Perry
    Rick Perry boasts that Texas is 'still at heart of space race'
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry engaged in some good, old fashioned Lone Star State braggadocio with a Tuesday post on his official website touting Texas as a being “still in the heart of space race.” While mentioning NASA’s Johnson...
  • The world's 4th largest sea dries up: Aral Sea dead
    NASA: World's 4th largest sea 'dried up completely': Climate change culprit?
    A little more than a century ago, the Aral Sea was the world's fourth largest sea on maps. Today, according to NASA, the ancient sea in Central Asia is shrinking and has nearly dried up completely; before and after images serve as proof. The...
  • U.S. Rep. Bill Young (R-FL) (R) talks with Subcommittee Chairman Rep. John Abney Culberson (R-TX) (L)
    Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas hints at big changes for NASA programs, spending
    Space News sat down Monday with Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas, in line to become the chairman of the House Appropriations commerce, justice, science subcommittee that oversees NASA spending. Should that happen as many expect, Culberson has a number...
  • Comet 67P UFO
    Rosetta comet radio signals and UFO claims spark controversy
    The Huffington Post today attempted to debunk claims that Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is transmitting radio signals and may in fact be an ancient spaceship. Post writer Michael Rundle picked up on an earlier September 29 story released on the...
  • India Mars Orbiter
    Indian Spacecraft Enters Mars Orbit
    India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft successfully maneuvered itself into orbit around the Red Planet on Tuesday .This event marked the first time a country other than the two original space powers, the United States and Russia, or the...
  •  Sierra Nevada Corporation's Space Systems Dream Chaser
    Sierra Nevada protests exclusion from NASA's commercial crew program
    Sierra Nevada, the space launch company that lost out to Boeing and SpaceX in NASA’s commercial crew competition, is filing a formal legal protest against the selection, the company announced on Friday. Sierra Nevada cited “serious...
  • Launch of Apollo 11
    The life and premature death of the Apollo Program
    When President John F. Kennedy made his remarks before a joint session of Congress on May 25, 1961, the American space program was in a bad way. Having been beaten by the Soviets in the race to put the first satellite into low Earth orbit, the...
  • NASA Administrator Charles Bolden
    Onion satire on NASA's Charles Bolden and the moon has the air of truth
    The Onion, the famous satirical site, zinged NASA Administrator Charles Bolden by publishing a fake story on Tuesday that he had resigned for disrespecting the moon. It was all in fun, but like most great satire it had the air of truth. Bolden has...
  • SpaceX
    SpaceX launched a NASA space station resupply mission
    NASA's SpaceX Dragon spacecraft is flying free to begin its pursuit of the International Space Station. The spacecraft separated from the Falcon 9 rocket after a successful climb to orbit t with an on-time liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force...
  • Mars from the Hubble Space Telescope
    NASA's MAVEN space probe enters Mars orbit
    NASA announced that its Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) space probe entered orbit around Mars at 10:34 EDT on Sunday evening. MAVEN was launch on November, 2013 and had spent a ten-month voyage to the Red Planet. After a six-week...
  • MAVEN arrives at Mars to study Red Planet's atmosphere
    MAVEN arrives at Mars to study Red Planet's atmosphere
    A NASA spacecraft designed to investigate the properties and history of the upper atmosphere of Mars successfully arrived in orbit around the Red Planet on Sunday.The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, will begin a one Earth year...
  • Maven spacecraft
    NASA's MAVEN descends into orbit of Mars Sunday night
    Tonight at around 9:50 EDT, NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft will use a half-hour thruster burn to mark the successful completion of its interplanetary journey after 10 months and 442 million miles. The burn, intended to slow the craft to a speed...
  • NASA's MAVEN to enter martian space Sunday
    NASA's MAVEN to enter martian space Sunday
    On Sunday NASA (national aeronautics and space administration) will take the next step in finding out if Mars one had an atmosphere much like our own. That is when the spacecraft MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) orbiter will enter...