articles tagged: nasa
constellation tries to rise from the grave
# space

constellation tries to rise from the grave

NASA is trying to keep Constellation on life support by exploiting a loophole in its currently open-ended mission while Congress looks the other way.

to boldly try to go again. maybe. kind of…
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to boldly try to go again. maybe. kind of…

Politicians still can't figure out exactly what they want NASA to be or do. And that's hurting both its budget and its ability to plan.

why we need a plan to privatize space travel
# politics

why we need a plan to privatize space travel

NASA's ability to hit ambitious future targets has to rely on private companies willing and eager to get to space, not traditional defense contractors.

nasa in 2011: the good, the bad and the ugly
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nasa in 2011: the good, the bad and the ugly

NASA is looking to fix its problems and gear up for sustainable missions. But the actual numbers leave much to be desired.

dreaming about the nasa that could’ve been…
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dreaming about the nasa that could’ve been…

If NASA was funded as well as most Americans think it is, we would live in an amazing world straight out of our retrofuturistic dreams.

how can we keep space exploration going?
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how can we keep space exploration going?

If we'll ever meaningfully explore space, the first thing we need is a vision from our leaders that stretches beyond just winning the next election.

wait, doesn’t an invention have to be new?
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wait, doesn’t an invention have to be new?

Time calls the Ares rocket one of this year's best inventions. The problem is that nothing about Ares is actually new or inventive...

from russia without love
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from russia without love

America won the space race and the Cold War. Now, its access to space will be controlled by the whims of the country it defeated thanks to its myopic politicians.

why lunar cities are still science fiction
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why lunar cities are still science fiction

Current plans for our return to the Moon seem a little too vague to be successful.

do we really need another apollo?
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do we really need another apollo?

NASA is trying to replay history at the cost of keeping its launch systems and exploration programs stagnant.

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