Category Archives: Editorial

JWST

Fixing JWST (and other large and complex space projects)

JWST is the kind of thing that causes “civilians” to shake their heads and wonder what is wrong with NASA and its scientific directorate. Speaking of the telescope as if…

ISRO - Indian Space Research Organisation image

Manned Exploration of Mars, So Exciting, So Disappointing

Decades ago man walked on the moon and it seemed as if Mars was only a short next step in the natural progress of mankind’s voyage into space. The days…

galactic

Virgin Galactic Spaceship Death No Surprise

The death of one pilot and serious injury of another during a flight of Virgin Galactic Spaceshiptwo was no surprise at all. A serious accident destroyed the vehicle 45,000 feet…

SETI dish

Why YOU Should Join the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI)

If you have not heard of it the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, or SETI, has been listening for decades now for a hint of a radio broadcast from outside our…

Commerial Crew Program

Russia threatens to stop ISS launches, what is next for Astronauts? IIS?

With the recent threat from the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia to renege on the commitment to send U.S. Astronauts to the International Space Station, what will the NASA do? To…

Transcendence Movie Poster

Transcendence – Movie Review

(4 out of 5 Stars) Transcendence as a movie has some very good acting and the special effects are first rate. Before I go to far there will be some…

NASA Meatball

NASA gets Healthy 17.5 Billion Dollar 2015 Budget Submitted

The President submitted a NASA budget of 17.5 Billion Dollars for Fiscal year 2015 as announced by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden in the Video below: Over the past six years,…

Space Agency Popularity Pie Chart

Most Popular Space Agency on Internet? Suprise, it’s not NASA

With the recent landing of a rover on the moon by the Chinese Space Agency as well as the first mission to Mars from India I started to wonder what…