Congress Still Working to Authorize Space Force Creation

Laser guns, light sabers and Battlestar Galactica. This is what many late-night comedians imagined when President Trump first mentioned establishing a U.S. Space Force back in March 2018.

Air Force’s Mysterious Space Plane Ends 780-Day Mission

The secretive Boeing X-37, also known as the Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV), is a reusable robotic aircraft whose most recent mission, Orbital Test Vehicle Mission 5 (OTV-5), was launched from the Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A on September 7, 2017.

Why NASA Wants an Equatorial Launch Site – Part I

NASA is by far the most well-funded, well-developed space agency on the planet. Even as its budget — relative to total U.S. tax income — has continually been reduced over the decades since the Apollo era, NASA still receives several times the funding of its largest international competitors.

This Week in Space! October 20, 1970 – the Soviet Zond 8 Mission

This week in 1970 the Soviet Union launched the last spacecraft of its Zond (Russian for “probe”) program. Known as Zond 8, the spacecraft was sent to take images of the lunar surface.

Congress Still Working to Authorize Space Force Creation

Air Force’s Mysterious Space Plane Ends 780-Day Mission

Why NASA Wants an Equatorial Launch Site – Part I

This Week in Space! October 20, 1970 – the Soviet Zond 8 Mission

The peerless Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí once proclaimed there are no straight lines in nature. Born in the 1850s, he clearly lived in a time when Saturn’s mysteries were still somewhat enigmatic. Gaudí is proof that intellectual brilliance is no guarantee against being dead wrong.