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Book Review: Becoming Spacefarers: Rescuing America’s Space Program

August 29th, 2012

Becoming Spacefarers: Rescuing America’s Space Program by James A. Vedda; Xlibris Publishing; Bloomington, Indiana; Casebound Hardcover: $29.99; 2012. Just in time for an election year! The author has provided a no-nonsense review of what arguably seems to be the nonsensical and on-going twisted trajectory of U.S. space program. This is a well-reasoned and expertly researched […]

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Asteroid Exploration

NASA Unveils Plans for Super Rocket to Launch Explorers on Deep Space Missions

September 14th, 2011

  NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, flanked by a bi-partisan gathering of Washington lawmakers, unveiled the agency’s heavy lift rocket strategy on Wednesday, a monstrous spacecraft that will eventually eclipse the legendary Saturn V and propel future explorers on missions to asteroids and eventually Mars. The proposed Space Launch System could make its first test flight […]

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Asteroid Exploration

U. S. Should Have Kept Shuttle Operating, According to Zogby Poll

July 30th, 2011

  Americans disagree with the decision to retire NASA’s space shuttle program and fear the U. S. will fall behind rival nations in the exploration of space, according to a late July poll by IBOPE Zogby. The majority of those surveyed also believe the U. S. needs strong government as well as commercial participation in […]

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Constellation Program

Shuttle’s Successor to go on Three State Public Display

June 15th, 2011

  A flight tested version of NASA’s Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, the spacecraft that may send future explorers on missions to asteroids and perhaps Mars, will make a series of public stops as it is transported across country from the Dryden Flight Research Center in California to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The four-person capsule […]

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