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Forgotten photos show the human face of NASA's early astronaut program.
March 20, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
The Planetary Science Institute has released a new geological map of Jupiter's moon Io, integrating information taken by the Voyager and Galileo spacecraft.
March 19, 2012 | By Heather Goss
A lost Russian communications satellite has the potential to teach us about operations on the Moon.
March 19, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Ask for a lot and perhaps get a little. But ask for too much and you may end up with nothing.
March 08, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Neil Tyson wants to double NASA's budget. Would that solve the problem with America's space program?
March 01, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Astronomers learn more about a hot, watery, exotic "super-Earth."
February 23, 2012 | By Heather Goss
Is there a way to determine if the Moon underwent an impact cataclysm 3.9 billion years ago? Samples from an old basin may tell us.
February 13, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Prizes for specific accomplishments have been proposed as the solution to the problem of a moribund space program. Are they?
January 25, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
China plans to send humans to the Moon. Why we should care.
January 14, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
The first suborbital tourists will spend up to $200,000 for a few precious minutes of weightlessness. How many minutes will they get?
January 06, 2012 | By David Warmflash
1 visionary + 3 launchers + 1,500 employees = ?
January 2012 | By Andrew Chaikin
A retrospective of Burt Rutan's high-performance art.
January 2012 | By The Editors
NASA's Curiosity rover will try a new way of landing on another planet.
January 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
A review of the year in space. It's not pretty.
December 27, 2011 | By Paul D. Spudis
The meaning of the word "exploration" changed about a hundred years ago. We should recover its full, original meaning, which included not only discovery but exploitation and wealth creation.
December 14, 2011 | By Paul D. Spudis
The Allen Telescope Array is back online.
December 08, 2011 | By Heather Goss
Humans to Venus? The latest proposed destination for human space missions illustrates the essential hollowness of the current direction of our civil space program.
December 01, 2011 | By Paul D. Spudis
In this 50th anniversary year of human spaceflight, we ask you to remember your own space milestones, and record where you were, and how you felt.
November 22, 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
Dark streaks occur on slopes on both the Moon and Mars, although interpretations about their origins may differ. The Moon offers us some insight into how these features can form on all of the terrestrial planets.
November 17, 2011 | By Paul D. Spudis
Planning to operate a taxi service for NASA astronauts? Here’s what’s required.
November 16, 2011 | By Andrew Chaikin