Today’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday failed to back an amendment that would have restored 2016 funding for NASA’s commercial crew program to the White House request. Without the full $1.244 billion request, NASA will be unable to […]
Today’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. The U.S. Senate Commerce, Justice and Science subcommittee responsible for NASA spending trims the agency’s 2016 Commercial Crew Program request, possibly locking in Russia’s role as the sole provider of astronaut transportation to the International Space Station into 2018 […]
Today’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden urges the White House and Congress to pull together on reaching Mars with humans. While Mars rises as a consensus human exploration destination, much remains unsettled about the steps to reach the goal. An op-ed […]
Book Review: Living Among Giants – Exploring and Settling the Outer Solar System by Michael Carroll; Book Publisher: Springer; $34.99 (Hardcover); 2015. Here is a fascinating and unique look at the outer Solar System, masterfully detailed in words and artwork regarding planned and imagined future human exploration and possible colonization. Carroll is a prominent prize-winning […]
Stephen Hawking, one of the most prominent cosmologists of our time, has given voice to the great heights humanity can achieve. Recently, actor Eddie Redmayne, who plays Professor Hawking in the film “The Theory of Everything,” took time to explain the inspirational relationship between Professor Hawking and NASA’s mission and programs.
Scientists have discovered an “invisible shield” roughly 7,200 miles (11,500 kilometers) above Earth that blocks so-called “killer electrons” – highly charged electrons that can fry satellites, degrade space systems during intense solar storms, and pose serious health risks to astronauts. Researchers say that an “extremely sharp” boundary at the inner edge of the outer […]