by | Jul 20, 2019

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy boldly declared that the United States would send a man to the moon and safely bring him home before the end of that decade. Apollo 11 accomplished that mission in 1969. In the process, the names Neil Armstrong,…

by | Jul 20, 2019

Fifty years ago tonight, there were about 200 of us crowded around a small black and white television set at Otis Air Force Base, Massachusetts. We were Air Force ROTC cadets attending the four-week summer camp between our junior and…

by | Jul 20, 2019

Tinsel Town is worried about American jingoism. In First Man, a 2018 movie about Neil Armstrong, the first man to step onto the moon, Hollywood has expurgated the planting of the American flag. That image, witnessed by about 15 percent…

by | Jul 19, 2019

Man ascended to the glorious heavens and sank to the murky depths 50 years ago this weekend. The juxtaposition serves as a metaphor for modern times, when our technology races to infinity and beyond as our behavior periodically knuckle-drags toward…

by | Feb 15, 2019

Opportunity, Spirit, Curiosity, there is something in the Mars rovers that touches something deeply human and pulls at the heartstrings. Opportunity and Spirit, the twin rovers, evoke this sense of exploration, new avenues of inquiry, new horizons, and the energy,…

by | Jan 21, 2019

As president of the United States, Donald Trump might be the official head of the federal executive branch, but climate alarmists embedded in numerous executive departments apparently don’t care about such things as democratic elections. Two years into the Trump…

by | Dec 5, 2018

When he represented Oklahoma in the U.S. Congress, Jim Bridenstine was a conservative hero, earning lifetime scores of 97% from Conservative Review, 93% from the American Conservative Union, and 96% from Club for Growth. Through thick and thin, the man stuck to…

by | Aug 9, 2018

Shocker — I think the federal government does a few, very few, things well. One of those functions is space exploration. Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are doing some work in the private sector on for-profit space travel, but that…

by | Dec 11, 2017

Imagine a sub-zero winter morning. You are worried your car might not start. You turn the ignition key and wait, and wait, and wait. For a total of 19 hours, 35 minutes, you wait to learn that your car has…

by | Nov 29, 2017

Aeronautical technology is in the midst of rapidly taking off with enormous potential economic and societal benefits. Thanks to significant advancements in the technology in recent years as well as a renewed interest across the nation and world in pushing…

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