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Catch up on the week’s space news and consider planetary atmospheres from a few thought-provoking perspectives.
All the wonders that the cosmos offered up this week, plus news about NASA’s leadership and an exciting launch.
The last time was a test. This time it was for real. SpaceX successfully launched 4 astronauts to the International Space Station on 15 November 2020.
This week, learn about the conditions of the early solar system and get ready for next week’s meteor shower, plus more.
Get ready for the rescheduled Crew Dragon launch and catch up on the highlights of the week in space.
Take a look back at the exciting first crewed flight of NASA's Commercial Crew program.
NASA's commercial crew program stands to be the agency's lowest-cost human spacecraft effort in nearly 60 years.
New legislation proposed in the House of Representatives would radically shift NASA's human spaceflight efforts away from the Moon and back to Mars.
The end of the Space Shuttle, the rise of public-private partnerships, and the return to the Moon. As the 2010s come to a close, what were the most impactful events that shaped U.S. space policy?
Americans were deeply divided over the value of the Apollo program. One member of Congress had a radical idea: open Kennedy Space Center to the public.
Though prize incentives can be useful for certain problems, huge cash payouts for human spaceflight are not good policy.
So many Apollo-related books have come out in the first half of 2019 that I decided to cover them in a special summer book-recommendation blog. I have 5 brand-new Apollo-related books to recommend for kids, and include others I've recommended in past years.
The test showed Orion can blast itself away from the Space Launch System if the big rocket fails while attempting to fly to orbit.
How much did Project Apollo cost? Planetary Society experts answered that question by revisiting primary sources and reconstructing Apollo's entire cost history from 1960 - 1973.
Apollo 11’S landing on 20 July 1969 was the day humans first set foot on another world. For the risky, challenging endeavor, NASA sought a smooth landing site, one lacking craters or mountains.
The White House released a long-awaited supplemental budget request for NASA today. It proposes an additional $1.6 billion for an accelerated human spaceflight effort to land on the Moon in 2024. This boosts the President's budget request for NASA to $22.6 billion in fiscal year 2020, which is approximately $1.1 billion or 5% more than the amount provided by Congress last year.
Thirty years ago, President George H.W. Bush announced an ambitious program to return humans to the Moon. It failed. Today the Trump Administration wants the same thing. Can a failed lunar return effort help this one succeed?
The extent of the accident is unclear, but a plume of orange smoke was visible from miles away.
On March 27, 2019, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies held a hearing titled, “NASA’s FY 2020 Budget Request.”
Can NASA really return astronauts to the Moon by 2024?
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