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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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Book Review: The Art of Space

December 18th, 2014

Book Review: The Art of Space – The History of Space Art, From the Earliest Visions to the Graphics of the Modern Era by Ron Miller; Zenith Press/Quarto Publishing Group, Minneapolis, Minnesota; $35.00 (hardcover); September 2014. This is an impressive gathering of artwork, drawn together by Ron Miller, artist extraordinaire. The book is an eye-catching […]

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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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Benefits of Space Exploration

Extraterrestrial Cooking 101: Moon, Mars Space Galley Tested

August 9th, 2014

Don’t tell anybody. There may be a secret sauce to cooking in space. Cornell researchers have taken to the air to better understand the effectiveness of a specially constructed space galley – one designed to be used on the Moon as well as Mars. Making use of the microgravity-producing “G-Force 1” space simulator plane the […]

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Apollo 11 Moon Landing: 21st Century Slooh Salute!

July 16th, 2014

Since 2003, Slooh has connected telescopes to the Internet for access by the broader public. Slooh’s automated observatories develop celestial images in real-time for broadcast to the Internet. Now the new news! Slooh will celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing  with a high-definition lunar broadcast on Sunday, July 20th  starting at 5:30 […]

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Your Vote Wanted! Moon Art Collection

May 23rd, 2014

Earth’s Moon as art? NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has busily snagged countless images of the Moon’s landscape and is nearing five years in lunar orbit. To celebrate that approaching anniversary on June 18, NASA has invited the public to select a favorite orbiter image of the Moon for the cover a special image collection. […]

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