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Book Review: The Orbital Perspective – Lessons in Seeing the Big Picture from a Journey of 71 Million Miles

May 31st, 2015

The Orbital Perspective – Lessons in Seeing the Big Picture from a Journey of 71 Million Miles by Ron Garan; Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.; $27.95 (Hardcover); 2015. There have been a number of “tell-all” books authored by former space travelers. But this book tells all and more. Ron Garan spent 178 days in space, carrying out […]

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All Onboard for a Journey To Space: New Film Debuts

March 5th, 2015

Journey To Space is a brand new, exciting and informative film, a fascinating production that spotlights the past, present, and future of space exploration. This unique documentary spotlights not only America’s giant leaps of space travel brought about by the Space Shuttle era, but the next steps in asteroid exploration and planting the first footsteps […]

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U.S. Senate Hearing: Video, Testimony on Human Exploration Goals, Commercial Space

February 25th, 2015

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, convened a hearing on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. The hearing was entitled “U.S. Human Exploration Goals and Commercial Space Competitiveness.” Former NASA astronauts that testified were Walt Cunningham, Buzz Aldrin, Mike Massimino, joining leaders in space industry. The hearing was called to […]

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Benefits of Space Exploration

Mars, Orion Spacecraft, NASA, NOAA Spotlighted in State of the Union

January 21st, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama delivered the State of the Union before Congress on January 20th. Within that address, Obama noted the first launch of the Orion spacecraft as part of a “re-energized” American space program that will send American astronauts to the Red Planet. In addition, the U.S. President acknowledged the upcoming year-long mission of […]

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Windows on Earth – Take a Look!

September 29th, 2014

Windows on Earth is an educational project that features photographs taken by astronauts on the International Space Station. Astronauts take hundreds of photos each day, for science research, education and public outreach. The photos are often dramatic, and help us all appreciate  home planet Earth. Windows on Earth also operates software on the International Space Station,  as […]

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Asteroid Exploration

Glug, Glug, Bubble, Bubble: Diving into Outer Space

September 8th, 2014

It’s called a “science splashdown.” The undersea environment is the closest analogue on Earth to a gravity-weak environment like that of asteroids, the moons of Mars or Mars itself. Therefore, other than being in outer space, going to inner-space is the best place to test relevant exploration concepts. The NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations, known […]

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