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January 25, 2014

NASA's Opportunity rover celebrates 10 years on Mars with a FILTHY selfie

While its flashy younger brother Curiosity is getting all the headlines these days, the Opportunity rover will shortly be celebrating its tenth anniversary on the Red […]
January 24, 2014

Another Day at Stennis

The other day Town Favorites Magazine came and did an interview with me. I will be in their February magazine. Yesterday I went to Stennis Space […]
January 17, 2014

Who's Out There? I. Silicon Monsters?

Are silicon critters “…as much a staple of [science fiction] as barroom brawls and pistol duels are to westerns.”? (Peter Ward in Life As We Do Not […]
January 16, 2014

Building the International Space Station

Everyone knows about the space station. We know people are up there living their lives a few months at a time, away from home, away from […]
January 11, 2014

Mars Rover Curiosity Spotted From Space

New photos by a sharp-eyed NASA Mars orbiter shows the space agency’s Curiosity rover trundling across the Red Planet, on its way to the base of […]
January 10, 2014

A National Disappointment: Why We Should Care About NASA’s Budget

With the space shuttle having been retired for a while now, I think it is time we examine NASA, its legacy, and its current state.  NASA […]
January 9, 2014

Washington DC Panel Discussion on Missions to Mars in the 2030s

Below is the link to see the discussions about Mars and the future missions. I was honored to be invited to participate on the panel. I […]
January 7, 2014

Forget Mars, Kepler 22b is More Habitable

We may not be ready to launch a space mission with an aim to colonize another habitable planet anytime soon, but at least we have a […]
January 4, 2014

Secret military space plane moving to KSC

A secretive military space plane will base its operations at Kennedy Space Center. Local 6 news partner Florida Today reports the Air Force’s X-37B “Orbital Test Vehicle” […]