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by | Apr 5, 2019

Last week, the world was up-in-arms over the fact that democratic India, one of the world’s leading economies with nuclear arms, launched an anti-satellite test. Codenamed “Mission Shakti” by India’s military, the test of their anti-satellite capability was a resounding success: the…

by | Aug 26, 2018

A few weeks ago, the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed into law, providing spending authority for our nation’s military and defense capabilities for the upcoming year. In particular, the bill also specifically encourages the military to utilize reusable…

by | Jul 12, 2018

The Trump Administration has set a new course for American leadership in space, prioritizing space exploration and innovation — a welcome and necessary change to U.S. policy. Reconstituting the National Space Council was an important first step. The President’s plan…

by | Jun 21, 2018

On June 18th, 2018, President Trump directed the Department of Defense in a public statement to “immediately begin the process necessary to establish a space force as the sixth branch of the armed forces.“ This was only one of several…

by | Mar 15, 2018

Last week, President Donald Trump publicly praised entrepreneur Elon Musk at a cabinet meeting, applauding the Tesla and SpaceX leader for his work in producing aeronautical technology and rockets. Amid more general praise for private sector efforts to advance space…

by | Mar 8, 2018

Last week, a congressional committee released a jarring and persuasive report on Russian meddling in American politics. Despite a media feeding frenzy over anything tangentially connected to questions of Russian interference, this report went largely unnoticed. The U.S. House Science,…

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…

by | Nov 2, 2017

Astronomers recently announced that they had seen and heard a pair of neutron stars collide, giving scientists a glimpse of the violent process by which most heavy metals in the universe were created. Neutron stars are the smallest in the…

by | May 2, 2017

NASA’s spacecraft Cassini launched almost 20 years ago. In two decades of its 2.2 billion mile interplanetary voyage it has accomplished major scientific breakthroughs. Today, it is exploring the beautiful rings of Saturn before the end of its mission planned…

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