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...he told the audience. “I want to share my enthusiasm and excitement about this great quest. So remember to look up at the stars and not at your feet. ... Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.”
Hawking's call come as NASA's planetary science budget, a progam that could be crucial to finding a habitable alternatives to Earth, was cut this year by $300 million. Fortunately the Russians are getting even more serious about space exploration as Vladimir Putin announced a plan to pump roughly $52 billion into the... (more)
...program to actively get people up there? At any rate, I question the likelihood that such a rescue would be a priority.I also question the motive behind the Red Bull movie. Seriously, this whole elaborate stunt is to test equipment? No, I would suggest that this is a publicity campaign to make NASA seem cool again, a gratuitous solicitation of funding. The public has exhibited a marked lack of interest in NASA of late, and this jump from space was the Youtube viral hit to put the lagging program back on the map. In fact, Baumgartner's thrill ride smacks of the jumps from space in the Star... (more)
...Neil Armstrong represents the epitome of what it means to slap on a pair of wings and leave the earth. Those who flew with him before and after his Apollo mission all said the same: that nothing was ever about Neil, and he was the finest, most humble man they’d ever known, an unwanted hero. NASA chose him for many reasons to be the first to step on the moon. It was said that one of the biggest was he expressed no ego. They also knew he was the one who could handle the symbolism, responsibility, attention, global notoriety, and publicity of what he was selected to do; that their... (more)
...places as Las Vegas, ineffective stimulus spending, inflated Government salaries, and pork-barrel expenditures all of which does nothing but place our country into further debt when those dollars could be better used elsewhere.
When President Kennedy tooled up our space program and dared NASA to beat the Russians to the moon, which we did, it was one of the defining moments in our country’s history. It let the world know we could do anything and that OUR nation’s flag was to be the one planted atop lunar soil, and no one else’s could ever claim that same elite status. Since... (more)
On September 30th, the House Approved NASA's $19 Billion budget for FY2011. As long as President Obama signs the Bill, the budget is set. This means the death of the Constellation Program. What's that you ask? It was a program put into action in 2004 to return Americans to the moon and then on to Mars. It also included designing and building new vehicles to reach the moon, and possibly to Mars as well, and new mobile launches at Cape Kennedy. The vehicles were to be totally new design, new computers, electronics, avionics and of course engines. This means a lot of testing, testing, and more... (more)
...a reality. These are my heroes.
I was of mixed emotions when I heard Obama was cutting the Constellation Mission funding. Then as I read more in to the logic behind his decision I see what he was getting at. Why are we spending all this money to re-accomplish something we (the US and NASA) accomplished 20 years ago? If we are going to so something like this we need to be doing it in a more repeatable and sustainable way that costs less for the tax payers. That logic spoke to my Republican senses and I have to say he impressed me yet again.
This decision to cut spending... (more)
...government of the United States of America is on the verge of startling the world. Billions of dollars had been invested in its space program. And now, the moment of truth has arrived…
Scott Reed is the man for the historic mission. He is the Wing Commander chosen by the elite brass at NASA. The assignment to test flight the first speed of light craft, held top secret, was about to shock the world. The risk? Utter and complete failure. The reward? Being a part of the greatest human accomplishment ever known to mankind.
Major James Harrow, second in command of the four... (more)
On a space quest for frozen icicles, NASA will finalize their LCROSS mission with Lunar "Impacts" (a.k.a. Bombings) in a crater near the moon’s south pole at approximately 4:30 a.m. PDT this Friday, October 9th, 2009. Here are a few things to take into consideration before we begin blowing up the moon:Would someone explain how scientists find frozen water on a planet with no atmosphere, that has remained virtually unchanged for 4.5 billion years? Oh, it must be some sort of magic trick. Perhaps they are really looking for oil. Once the frozen water is "discovered," via "excavation" is... (more)
...of a jerk.(T) I wasn’t a fan of his new sound. Pissing Razors was cool.What would you be doing if you weren’t making music?(J) I’m always going to make music. You can always make a living making music of some sort. You prefer to do it your own way.(R) I was five years in the NASA program. I always wanted to set foot on Mars.(R) All of us come from a musical background. My old man, and my brother and I played when I was a kid. It was instilled in me that I would play music. That’s what I wanted to do.(R) I’d have to be beind a mixing board producing.(T) Robin... (more)
...theory, they themselves used a mock setup, not an actual 737 or 747. Many seasoned Pilots claim it’s not likely a plane will crash as airplane systems are heavily shielded. But back in December 2007, 20/20 did a report where they presented an aviation safety database maintained by NASA that shows a handful of incidents each year reported by pilots who suspected cell phones and other electronic devices had caused a problem during flight. A Carnegie Mellon University study conducted about four years ago also found that portable electronics, not just cell phones, interfere with... (more)