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Astronauts Ed White and Roger Chaffee were American heroes destined to go to the Moon. Unfortunately, neither of them made it.
NASA’s “Failure is not an option” started after the Apollo 1 fire. Too late for Gus Grissom.
aliens, aliens and more aliens; Boskone, space flowers, ice volcanoes, Groot, drones and Star Trek. Plus Suicide Squad and GotG. And - you guessed it - even more.
Spaceships landing the way they should! Welcome to the science fiction future.
"Three to beam up". To compare Star Trek with ISS here, I need to stretch a bit.
I belong to a generation who have grown up in the knowledge that humans can fly to the moon.
"Kirk to Enterprise ..." Star Trek vs. ISS computers. Who wins Round 2?
"Earl Grey, hot." The ISS is alreay breaking in prototypes of the tech Star Trek's ships will employ in 2265 AD.
"These are the voyages". Just how correct is Star Trek's "future" so far?
From Luke Skywalker's "remotes" to Star Trek's Mr. Data, science fiction is fast becoming fact on the International Space Station.
There's a boatload of scientific research experiments currently being done on ISS. NASA doesn't publicize this much, but I found the range and number of them staggering!
Satellite dishes aren't usually considered to have great visual appeal, but the collection of images I found is surprisingly poetic.
We've been sending humans into near-Earth orbit for over 50 years now. Can't we just move on?
Is the Solar System freely available for colonization? Are the asteroids fair game for commercial mining? Maybe. Maybe not.
When someone asks, “What are we spending taxpayers money on human spaceflight?”, what's your answer?
Stairway to Heaven, Highway to Hell – escalators symbolise glitzy promises of glamour, or the grunge of broken down technology.
Shuttle Astronaut Mike Mullane has some thoughts about the IBM team who built the Shuttle onboard flight software.
So what’s the difference between a robot, an android (or droid), and a cyborg?
The people who designed, tested and supported the Space Shuttle Flight Software were the most exceptional technical team I’ve encountered.
The photographers have been at work.
Space Shuttle is ended. The future of near-earth manned spaceflight is now in the hands of private industry. As I believe it should be.
Space stations are a technological reality, but also a quintessential locus for projecting dreams about a bright technological future which might take humans to the stars.
Was Space Shuttle worth it? The International Space Station. The Hubble Space Telescope. How do you set a value on something that humans had only dreamed about?
Guest blogger veteran Shuttle astronaut Mike Mullane weighs in on the severe impact damage to Atlantis on his own 1988 flight (STS-27) and to Columbia's disastrous flight in 2003 (STS-107)
As with Apollo 13, NASA "can do amazing things when they've got their back against the wall". But for Space Shuttle Columbia they didn't try.
Richard Feynman's question about Space Shuttle Challenger was, "What is the cause of management's fantastic faith in the machinery?"
On the eve of the Space Shuttle Challenger launch the Morton Thiokol engineering team protested the decision to launch. They were overridden by NASA
Space Shuttle Discovery's flight in 1984 dumped an unexpected "payload" in orbit.
After Space Shuttle Discovery recovered from a dangerous launch abort in June 1984, the second try was flawless and spectacular.