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  • President Obama proclaims National Wilderness Month
    Happy fiftieth anniversary to the Wilderness Act
    Today (Sept. 3, 2014) marks the actual 50thanniversary of the Wilderness Act. Here are just a few of the great events taking place this month, which President Obama has proclaimed asNational Wilderness Month:Google Hangout Panel:Tonight...
  • Sen. Marco Rubio
    Marco Rubio's invoking of Apollo to tout NASA space exploration draws criticism
    According to a Thursday story in Florida Today, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida ventured to the Kennedy Space Center and reacted to the recent announcement that SpaceX would build a commercial space port in Texas. He touted Florida’s potential...
  • Spacecraft Mating
    NASA to fly new Orion spacecraft in December
    NASA is on track to conduct the first flight test of its new Orion manned spacecraft in December, agency officials said June 18.During the four-hour mission, which will begin at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the Lockheed Martin-built...
  • NASA Administrator Charles Bolden
    NASA's Bolden suggests Russia space rift could end Orion, Space Launch System
    According to a March 27, 2014 story in Florida Today, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden suggested that more than just the International Space Station is at risk because of Russia’s imperial adventures in the Ukraine. He suggested that should...
  • Orion death stars destroy potential planets: Is Earth the next target? (VIDEO)
    Orion death stars destroy potential planets: Is Earth the next target? (VIDEO)
    Orion death stars have recently been found by astronomers and the incredible discovery is sending shock waves throughout the scientific community. TheOrion death starswere spotted by astronomers from the United States and Canada while using the...
  • Orion orbiting the moon
    NASA decides not to decide on future space exploration
    That NASA’s space exploration program is beset by a lack of leadership, direction, and especially funding has been known for quite some time. According to a February 25, 2014 story in NASASpaceFlight.com the suspicion has arisen that some of...
  • NASA represented in Balboa Park
    NASA in Balboa Park
    Calling all spacecraft enthusiasts!NASA's Orion crew will be at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center this weekend. This Saturday and Sunday, February 22 and 23, 2014 NASA and Orion crew members will be on site speaking about the Orion space...
  • Space Launch System in flight
    NASA's Space Launch System on Schedule, Confounding Its Critics
    AL.com reported on February 6, 2014 that the various aerospace contractors working on the Orion and the heavy lift Space Launch System expect to meet all of their milestones for 2014. This will include an expected flight test of the Orion on a...
  • Space Launch System takes off
    Arguments raised against bill protecting NASA programs from cancellation
    Space News, an aerospace industry publication, has publicly called for HR 3625, a bill that would protect a number of large NASA programs from being terminated without congressional consent, to be voted down in a January 14, 2014 editorial. It...
  • Space Launch System takes off
    Congressman offers bill to forestall cancellation of Orion, Space Launch System
    The blog Parabolic Arc reported on December 3, 2013 that Rep. Mo Brooks, R-AL has introduced H.R. 3525 with the rather long winded title of “To provide for termination liability costs for certain National Aeronautics and Space Administration...
  • Power up
    NASA turns on Orion spacecraft
    NASA has successfully “powered up” its new Orion manned spacecraft for the first time, the agency announced Oct. 28.Orion's vehicle management computer and power and data distribution system performed as expected during the tests,...
  • Orion orbiting the moon
    NASA's Orion's systems switched on for the first time
    NASA announced on October 28, 2013 that the first Orion spacecraft was powered up by technicians. It appeared that the deep spacecraft’s systems worked as expected,A little under a year from now, Orion is scheduled to be launched on top of...
  • Significance of the Orion constellation in Creation
    Significance of the Orion constellation in Creation
    The constellation of Orion is a easy constellation to spot in the fall and winter night sky in the northern hemisphere. On a clear, dark night sky you can recognize Orion instantly by the line of three bright stars (Alnitak, Alnilam, Mintaka)...
  • Space Launch System takes off
    Despite complaints, NASA struggles to deal with declining budgets
    An October 14, 2013 story in Space News reported that a number of former NASA officials, including former NASA Administrator Mike Griffin, attending the Von Braun Symposium in Huntsville, Alabama complained about how flat budgets are impeding the...
  • Asteroid near Earth
    NASA has three target asteroids for capture mission
    According to a September 12, 2013 story in Space Daily, NASA scientists have narrowed down the target asteroids for the space agency’s planned first deep space mission to about three. The asteroids would be about ten meters in diameter and...