Perhaps you’ve seen these satellite images of North Dakota in which the Bakken Oil Patch is illuminated by all of the gas flares from the wells. They’re misleading, University of North Dakota researchers say. Read more →
With its familiarity, space is boring to many Americans today, which makes us wonder whether today’s commemoration can ever adequately be appreciated by future generations. Read more →
The lunar missions and, later, the Skylab program relied on the work of a remarkable young mathematician named Margaret Hamilton, a pioneering software engineer. Read more →
The nation’s space program is less a science effort than a jobs program.
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For a country that thumps its chest and talks tough every time its feelings get hurt, there’s been precious little reaction to the reality that the manned spaceflight program in the United States is in serious decline, and the country is becoming a second-rate space power. Read more →