National Security After the SpaceX Explosion

Congress’s demand to cease using Russian engines may leave the military dependent on unproven rockets.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket breaks apart after launch from Cape Canaveral, June 28. PHOTO: RED HUBER/ZUMA PRESS

By WILLIAM SHELTON Wall Street Journal June 29, 2015 7:07 p.m. ET 149 COMMENTS

The explosion of an unmanned SpaceX rocket after […]

Space Exploration Company to be Announced – to Expand Earth’s Resource Base

“The Future of Space

“Tuesday, April 24, 2012 – 10:30am – 2:30pm: A new company will be unveiling its mission to revolutionize current space exploration activities and ultimately create a better standard of living on Earth. Don’t miss your opportunity to be among the first to find out what’s next from the world’s leading […]

Entrepreneur Astronaut: Here’s How You’ll Get to Space

by Chris Taylor

Richard Garriott, age 50, was the 483rd person to leave planet Earth — and he’d like you to be one of the first thousand.

Garriott, creator of the popular Ultima videogame series, spent a good chunk of his fortune visiting theInternational Space Station via Soyuz rocket in 2008 (with ground-based assistance from his father Owen, […]

America’s Deep Space Vision: Settlement of the Moon and Mars versus Asteroid Visits

by Harrison Schmitt

(Reactions to recent events by Harrison Schmitt — Heartland Institute Board member, former U.S. Senator (R-N.M.), and the last man (and first scientist) to set foot on the moon. (Cross-posted at America’s Uncommon Sense):

America’s eroding geopolitical stature, highlighted by the July 21, 2011, end to flights of the United States Space Shuttle, has reached crisis proportions. Obama Administrationofficials now […]

Why Space?

Rick Tumlinson

Space expert and Visionary

Given this is the inauguration of a new science section, I thought I might step away from the moment by moment politics of the space field and do a bit of priming and explanation for what people see happening in the human space arena, yet many misunderstand — as […]

NASA a hot topic among frontrunners

Little change likely for future of space flight Written by James Dean FLORIDA TODAY

After the retirement of the space shuttle year, frustration over the decline in the nation’s human space flight capability might leave President Barack Obama open to attack in the 2012 campaign.

But experts say the Republicans vying to replace Obama are unlikely to […]

Buzz Aldrin – American Space Exploration Leadership — Why and How

As we flip the calendar to 2012, we get the first blast of space news, and the resurgent relevance of human space exploration.  China just announced plans to lead humanity in to the moon and beyond, the tail of their comet a strong defense mindset.  The Chinese challenge comes at a time of a dangerous […]

Where the candidates stand on space in 2012

By Jeff Foust

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (above) is the only major Republican presidential candidate who has discussed space policy in detail so far during the 2012 campaign. (credit: Newt2012)

The 2012 presidential campaign seems like it has been going on for months, if not years, but today it really starts […]

Will presidential race end with a shift in space?

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Written by James Dean | FLORIDA TODAY

After the space shuttle’s retirement this year, frustration over the decline in the nation’s human spaceflight capability might leave President Barack Obama open to attack in the 2012 campaign.

But experts say the Republicans vying to replace Obama are unlikely to seek big changes to […]

NASA no priority for most presidential candidates

By Mark K. Matthews, Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON — Of all the presidential candidates, the election of Newt Gingrich likely would have the greatest effect on NASA for one simple reason. He would pay attention to it.

The beleaguered space agency, despite its frequent mention in lofty speeches about “reaching for the stars,” rarely gets put on the front burner […]