Category Archives: NASA

Pluto and Charon Dance

A cool movie of Pluto and Charon in motion, as taken from the New Horizons spacecraft.

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The Dragon Flew

SpaceX had a successful Pad Abort test this morning. This test demonstrates the capability of the Dragon 2 spacecraft to escape from the rocket launcher and carry the crew to safety in the event of a failure of the rocket … Continue reading

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The Space Week in Review

In the Space Review this week, Jeff Foust takes a look at the status of the accident investigations into the Antares and Space Ship 2 accidents last fall. Six months down the road, both companies are well on the way … Continue reading

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Amending the Space Act

According to Space News, Dana Rohrbacher is proposing amending the Space Act, the 1958 legislation that created NASA, to include as part of NASA’s reason for existence to be Space Settlement.   Hat tip: Rand Simberg.

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Inspiration Mars

This is wrong on so many levels. When Inspiration Mars was a private venture, I thought that the concept was cool.  But now that they are looking for federal funding, not so much. It’s a stunt. From what we can … Continue reading

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