The Mark Watney Move

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.

Bill Nye’s Open Letter to President Barack Obama

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 →

US no longer lists satellites as weapons

 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 →

Well that’s cheating

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 →

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