Looking for some fun news in these "trying times"? Look no further than your friendly neighborhood kids at NASA: The Futurism.com headline reads, "NASA Fixes Mars Lander By Telling It to Hit Itself With a Shovel". They should call this the Mark Watney move. Follow the project on Twitter and the Official Website.
Guest Host: Greg Harris This was something I have wanted to write about for quite some time, but every time I started to put down words it just didn't capture the way I felt about this very long journey that was the Google Lunar XPRIZE. It was an up and down journey for sure. Farewell... Continue Reading →
If you don't think this is funny, you may have been dropped on your head.
Planetary exploration not only brings us astonishing discoveries from other worlds, it inherently leads to innovation, because we invest in solving problems which have never been solved before. That in turn creates new businesses and economic growth. But more importantly, supporting a robust space program raises everyone's expectation of what's possible. With a space program,... Continue Reading →
Found this one on Hackernews this morning, what do YOU think? The Mars Curiosity rover has been a huge boon for NASA – tapping into the public’s fascination with space exploration and the search for life on other planets. Its landing was watched live by millions of people, and interest in the photos and videos... Continue Reading →
Satellites are no longer weapons, according to a change in US anti-arms trafficking law. The move gives hope to commercial spaceflight companies wanting to sell their technology on the global market rather than just within the US. However, the focus on Earth-orbiting craft means deep-space missions could still be hampered by onerous security laws. On... Continue Reading →
Since meeting William Pomerantz in 2009, I've been covering the Google Lunar X PRIZE. I've been to two team summits (which media aren't really invited to), done countless interviews, many podcasts, researched the hidden rooms of the Smithsonian Archives, and fought hard to get teams to tell their human story. I've grown friendships with many... Continue Reading →
I've spent the last 3 days at the Google Lunar X PRIZE team summit. There have been some moves on the scorecard this week as a result of a lot of consideration to the details. On Tuesday (the first day) I was the lunch speaker. My talk was a little controversial, but that's fine with me.... Continue Reading →
Guest: Wil Pomerantz Today Tim and Michael talk to VP of Special Operations at Virgin Galactic and former Director of Space Prizes at the X PRIZE foundation about space tourism, marketing as a funding strategy, the opportunity lost at the Google Lunar X PRIZE and dinosaurs. Host: Michael Doornbos and Tim Bailey Email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment and let... Continue Reading →