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Lost in Space: The Need for a Definitive U.S. Space Policy?

January 25th, 2013

In a special program sponsored by the Baker Institute, noted space policy experts reviewed the present status and future of NASA and the U.S. civil space program, as well as the need for a definitive national civil space policy. This event was held Jan 24, 2013 and can now be viewed at: http://youtu.be/o0YDx2AY9ck When the […]

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Free Read! NASA Books Look Back, Gaze into the Future

December 27th, 2012

NASA has issued an impressive volume, just right for reading as the space agency encounters a new year. NASA at 50: Interviews with NASA’s Senior Leadership is edited by Rebecca Wright, Sandra Johnson, and Steven J. Dick. The 50th anniversary of NASA on 1 October 2008 found an agency in the midst of deep transition. […]

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Lunar Landmark Named for Sally Ride

December 19th, 2012

The Earth’s moon now includes a near North Pole landmark named in honor of Sally K. Ride, American’s first female astronaut. The site was named for Ride on Dec. 17, moments after it became the crash site for NASA’s twin GRAIL mission spacecraft, Ebb and Flow. Ride, who died of cancer in July 2012, was […]

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Astronomers Use Hubble, Gravity Lensing to Spot Most Distant Galaxy

November 25th, 2012

Astronomers, using the Hubble Space Telescope and a natural consequence of large scale gravity, have imaged the most distant galaxy identified so far. Measured at just 600 light years across, quite small in cosmic terms, MACS0647-JD was imaged as it was just 420 million years after the theorized big bang, or at 3 percent of […]

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Atlantis Embarks on New Mission

November 2nd, 2012

  Under brilliant blue Florida skies, Atlantis, the last of NASA’s shuttle orbiters to leave the Kennedy Space Center nest, made its way Friday to the nearby Kennedy Visitor Center Complex. There, it will star in an inspirational $100 million public exhibit scheduled to open in July. Unlike Endeavour, Discovery and Enterprise, which made their […]

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