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Five Questions for Private Astronauts!

Homer: Hello, is this NASA? Scientist: Yes? Homer: Good! Listen, I’m sick of your boring space launches. Now I’m just an ordinary, blue-collar slob, but I know what I likes on TV. Scientist: How did you get this number? Homer: Shut up! And another thing, how come I can’t get no Tang ’round here? -The…

Ask A Commercial Astronaut Anything!

“I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” -Galileo There should be a big vote going on today about the future of spaceflight in America. Obama has outlined his new space policy, and has called for the commercial sector to step up and get involved in spaceflight, particularly in low-orbit,…

Yo ho! It’s hot, the sun is not a place where we could live. But here on earth there’d be no life without the light it gives. We need its light. We need its heat. We need its energy. Without the sun without a doubt there’d be no you and me. -They Might Be Giants…

New National Space Policy for the USA!

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” -Mark Victor Hansen…

News from the Moon!

“We can continue to try and clean up the gutters all over the world and spend all of our resources looking at just the dirty spots and trying to make them clean. Or we can lift our eyes up and look into the skies and move forward in an evolutionary way.” -Buzz Aldrin Sometimes, you…

To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit. -Stephen Hawking Stephen Hawking is in the news today, big time. Why? He says that intelligent aliens almost certainly exist, and that we should definitely not try to contact them. In fact, he argues, we should stay as quiet as possible…

Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations…If you adopt their attitudes, then the possibility won’t exist because you’ll have already shut it out … You can hear other people’s wisdom, but you’ve got to re-evaluate the world for yourself. -Mae Jemison, first African-American woman astronaut It’s always difficult to break down barriers, but those…

A New Space Vision: What I think

I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to Earth. -John F. Kennedy, 1961 The entire human endeavor of spaceflight is — without a doubt — one of the greatest achievements in the history of…

I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore! -Howard Beale Let me tell you a little story. Nine years ago, I was living in California, and I had a car accident. The damage to my car was pretty bad; the first estimate I got said that it would take about…

We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started… and know the place for the first time. -T.S. Eliot Yesterday, President Obama delivered his first State of the Union Address, and talked about a number of things that ranged from inspiring to disappointing. But…