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Slate's Misleading Hit Piece on the Future of NASA

Casey Dreier • February 06, 2014 • 17

A response to Slate's recent piece on the future of NASA, correcting many of its myths and misconceptions about how NASA works.

A Protected Class of Programs at NASA?

Casey Dreier • December 10, 2013 • 8

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

If we started today, how long would it take to get to Mars? With this budget, never.

Casey Dreier • June 19, 2013 • 6

The House of Representatives held a hearing today to discuss their proposed NASA authorization bill, which would fund Planetary Science, cut Earth Science, forbid asteroid retrieval, and command NASA to pursue a path to Mars via the Moon.

Orion service module, Ariane development highlight new ESA budget

Jason Davis • November 26, 2012 • 1

Representatives from the ESA approved a 10 billion euro budget for 2013-2017 during their Ministerial Council last week in Naples, Italy.

Checking in on NASA's Space Launch System

Jason Davis • July 11, 2012 • 6

Work continues on the Space Launch System, NASA's next-generation deep space vehicle slated to take humans beyond Earth for the first time since 1972.

SpaceX's Dragon returns to Earth, completes mission

Jason Davis • May 31, 2012 • 1

SpaceX's Dragon capsule successfully completed its COTS 2 demo flight, as the capsule splashed down into the Pacific Ocean on May 31, 2012.

Dragon packed and ready for reentry

Jason Davis • May 30, 2012 • 1

After making history at the International Space Station, SpaceX's Dragon capsule has been re-loaded with cargo and is preparing for reentry.

Dragon makes history, berths with International Space Station

Jason Davis • May 25, 2012 • 1

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft has been successfully grappled with the International Space Station’s Canadarm2 and berthed with the station's Harmony module.

Congratulations to SpaceX

Bill Nye • May 24, 2012 • 1

On May 22, the Space-X Falcon rocket with its cargo capsule on top launched from Cape Canaveral and reached orbit ready to dock with the International Space Station. So far everything is going perfectly. It’s a huge step. Congratulations to Space-X, Elon Musk and his team.

Dragon completes initial ISS fly-under

Jason Davis • May 24, 2012

SpaceX's Dragon capsule performed a successful fly-under of the International Space Station last night, at a distance of 2.5 kilometers.

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