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The Moon and Beyond: Can Space Replace the War Economy?

Today’s Affirmation:

“I identify the things and the people that inspire me and I make them the centerpiece of my life.”

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Empower Your Mind

Maybe The Folks Concerned About A Chinese Space Race Are Looking In The Wrong Place?

It seems with major advancements in Chinese space exploration that concerns are raised about the United States falling behind.  That most of what the Chinese are trying to do the U.S. 205 more words


Russia Plans To Take Its ISS Toys And Leave...Later Than Expected

Part of the dustup between the U.S. and Russia over the latter’s activities in Crimea last year involved the two countries cooperation in space.  While activities on the International Space Station (ISS) have continued, other cooperative efforts in space have slowed, if not stopped. 258 more words


No, the FAA isn't actually regulating property rights on the Moon.

By Leslie Riley

With Bigelow Aerospace’s recently reported letter from the FAA raising the very important question about property rights, the FAA’s role in licensing commercial space companies is in the spotlight. 

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Space News

SpaceX Failure Not As Bad As It Seems (Not By A Long Shot)

SpaceX continues to work on reusable rocket technology that should make space access a lot cheaper.  Coming back from sending a Dragon capsule on its latest cargo run to the International Space Station, a Falcon 9 rocket first stage… 168 more words


FY15 Funding for Heliophysics

You probably heard NASA’s name come up several times during the coverage about the so-called “CRomnibus” funding bill that made its way through Congress a couple of weeks ago. 438 more words


Why can't the US set a firm Space policy?

Particularly since the decommissioning of the Space Shuttle, the United States has had a very haphazard policy when it comes to space exploration.

More recently, the scaling back of space exploration makes sense, everything from budgetary concerns to the limits of technology are all justifiable points on pulling back and regrouping for ideas — but even then, the United States lacks a clear vision of where it wants to be in the future. 358 more words