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Space Race
by | Apr 18, 2021

Last year, hedging its bets against the remote possibility of a Biden–Harris victory, NASA began framing the Artemis Moon to Mars program in terms of landing the first woman and next man on the Moon. Against all odds, the Biden–Harris ticket…

by | Mar 29, 2021

So you want to be an astronaut. You’re not making your decision in a vacuum. NASA is in the middle of an unprecedented promotion campaign, with press conferences, media availabilities, YouTube videos, press releases, and pull-out-all-the-stops outreach to students, from…

by | Mar 26, 2021

Wednesday, March 24, 2021: Kamala Harris, in her role as “first female vice president,” wokes the International Space Station (ISS) with a video teleconference to female astronauts Kate Rubins and Shannon Walker. It is still Women’s History Month after all,…

by | Mar 24, 2021

Last week NASA announced that they had signed a Joint Spaceflight Safety Agreement with Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) to help regulate low-Earth orbit traffic patterns and enhance the safety of NASA spacecraft as they attempt to launch through the…

by | Mar 19, 2021

Good news from NASA. The Thursday, March 18, 2021, Green Run hot fire test of the Artemis Space Launch System (SLS) core rocket was everything they needed it to be, and more. And it needed to be everything they it…

by | Mar 11, 2021

Thursday, March 11, 2021. In the wee hours of this morning (3:13 a.m. EST), B1058, the latest SpaceX Falcon 9 mission, thundered skywards from Space Launch Complex (SLC) 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. Today’s launch marks the 21st…

by | Mar 7, 2021

Space exploration is a lot about hurry up and wait. Years and years of concept design and planning for launch vehicles and payloads, years and years of hopeful lobbying to acquire and then protect funding, patient pauses waiting for favorable…

by | Mar 4, 2021

It’s Wednesday, March 3, and SpaceX’s Starship Serial Number 10 (SN-10) launches from Boca Chica spaceport. There’s a flash of incandescent light, a gush of dark smoke, and 165 feet of gleaming stainless steel rocket ship lifts skywards atop a…

by | Feb 19, 2021

Thursday, February 18, 2021, 3:15 pm ET. NASA’s Mars 2020 mission enters orbit around the red planet and prepares to insert the complex skycrane/rover/helicopter package into the thin Martian atmosphere. The heat shield functions perfectly, the parachute deploys, the back…

by | Feb 7, 2021

Mars is getting to be a busy place. The United Arab Emirates Mars Mission Al Amal (Hope) drops into orbit February 9. China’s Tianwen-1 (Quest for Heavenly Truth 1) arrives the next day, and NASA’s Mars 2020 mission, with the…

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