Fifty years ago, NASA astronauts began bringing back to Earth a small mountain of moon rocks and soil (known as regolith) for scientists to experiment on.
Jeff Bezos’s Grandiose, But Completely Possible, Vision of Space Colonization
By Glynn Cosker
Contributor, In Space News
At a recent media event in Washington, D.C., Amazon founder Jeff Bezos revealed some more details about his new rocket company, Blue Origin, and revealed a prototype of a new lunar landing vehicle. However, that did not make the headlines – something else did.
The APUS chapter of Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) recently hosted a presentation by AMU alumna Major Eleanor Morgan, who spoke about her background and professional career path. She also offered some advice to those in the audience who might be interested in pursuing a STEM career.
In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proposed a new Cold War initiative designed to protect the United States from a nuclear attack by the Soviet Union. The anti-ballistic missile system was called the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), but it quickly gained the nickname “Star Wars” after the popular science-fiction films.