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[Updated] Let's Blitz Congress!

Casey Dreier • January 17, 2014

The Space Exploration Alliance is descending on the halls of Congress to advocate for space exploration. Join me and others on Feb 23rd - 25th in Washington, D.C. and speak up for space.

NASA re-creates the Apollo 8 Earthrise using Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter data

Andrew Chaikin • December 20, 2013

If there's one thing I've learned after decades of studying the first human voyages to another world, it's that there is always more to discover about Apollo. Case in point: The Apollo 8 Earthrise photo that became one of the iconic images of the 20th century.

Op-Ed: The new space race: It's not just the U.S. and Russia anymore

Louis D. Friedman • December 13, 2013

I once argued that the concept of a space race represented old thinking. The modern way forward in space would be through international cooperation and coordination. Today, I think my insistence that the space race was over was naive. There are now many space races.

A Protected Class of Programs at NASA?

Casey Dreier • December 10, 2013

The House Science Committee is considering giving a select few NASA programs special protected status against cancellation.

Good morning, Moon

Emily Lakdawalla • October 21, 2013

What a happy way to start the week: a new video for Marian Call's astronaut wakeup song, "Good Morning Moon!" It was filmed in part at Space Expo, ESA's visitor center in Noordvijk, the Netherlands.

The "Starship Century" Beckons

Mat Kaplan • October 01, 2013

The Benford brothers provide inspiration and hard fact in their excellent new anthology about interstellar travel.

A Big Day for Commercial Spaceflight

Jason Davis • September 29, 2013

On Sunday, Orbital Sciences Corporation's Cygnus resupply spacecraft was berthed to the ISS, while SpaceX's upgraded Falcon 9 lifted off from the California coast.

A Russian Guide to Wednesday's Союз Старт (Soyuz Launch)

Jason Davis • September 24, 2013

Follow along with Roscosmos during the launch of Soyuz TMA-10M using this list of common Russian flight terms.

Expedition 36 crew returns to Earth

Jason Davis • September 10, 2013

NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and cosmonauts Pavel Vinogradov and Alexander Misurkin returned to Earth following a five-and-a-half month stay aboard the International Space Station.

In his own words: Mike Massimino on how he "nearly broke" Hubble

Emily Lakdawalla • September 05, 2013

In an enthralling article for Esquire magazine, astronaut Mike Massimino writes about nearly failing to repair the Hubble Space Telescope, and how the people of Earth came to his rescue.

China Goes to the Moon and Beyond?

Mat Kaplan • August 27, 2013

Planetary Radio guest Leonard David has been writing about space exploration for more than five decades. He has collected analysis from around the world about China's big plans for space exploration.

Dream Chaser mini-shuttle prepares for free flight tests

Jason Davis • August 15, 2013

Sierra Nevada Corporation's Dream Chaser spacecraft recently completed a series of range and taxi tow tests, which pave the way for free flights that could begin this fall.

Japan sends fourth cargo craft to International Space Station

Jason Davis • August 05, 2013

Japan’s HTV-4 resupply vessel is en route to the International Space Station following a Sunday launch from the Tanegashima Space Center.

Should National Rivalries Still Drive U.S. Space Policy?

Lori Dajose • July 25, 2013

The House recently passed a NASA Authorization Bill that called for "American astronauts launching from American rockets on American soil". If we depend on international collaboration, should these policies still drive NASA policy?

Interpreters: the ties that bind international spaceflight

Jason Davis • July 24, 2013

An interview with Elena Kozhukhov, a veteran Russian interpreter who supports the International Space Station.

J-2X: A Distant Dot Lights Up the Night

Jason Davis • July 18, 2013

On Tuesday, NASA released new high-definition video of a June 26 nighttime J-2X engine test at Stennis Space Center in southern Mississippi.

Spacewalk ends early following helmet water leak

Jason Davis • July 16, 2013

A spacewalk outside the International Space Station Tuesday ended early after a water leak inside astronaut Luca Parmitano’s helmet created a potentially dangerous situation.

In-flight entertainment: cameras aboard the Space Launch System

Jason Davis • July 09, 2013

When the Space Launch System lifts off on its inaugural flight in 2017, eight engineering cameras will collect crucial in-flight data while providing breathtaking views for the public.

A patriotic return to space

Jason Davis • July 03, 2013

When Space Shuttle Discovery launched on its 1988 return-to-flight mission, it was a big moment for NASA and America.

Deflecting the flames of a monster rocket

Jason Davis • July 01, 2013

Work continues to prepare Kennedy Space Center's launch pad 39B for the Space Launch System, as a flame trench deflector originally built for the Space Shuttle is removed.

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