A new way to measure income inequality

Sep 20, 2012
Environmental writer Tim De Chant says gauging income inequality is as simple as looking at a neighborhood's trees.
Posted In: income inequality, space, trees

Even Neil Armstrong got paid per diem

Aug 27, 2012
Minus a deduction for accommodations, since there was the spacecraft to stay in.
Posted In: Neil Armstrong, astronaut, space

India announces plans to launch Mars orbiter in 2013

Aug 16, 2012
But after the recent massive power outages in the country, some Indians are concerned that the money should be invested in infrastructure instead.
Posted In: India, mars, space

The latest Times Square attraction: Mars

Aug 3, 2012
If you want to be surrounded by other earthlings as you watch NASA's Mars rovers land on the red planet, head for Times Square. The rovers, the space agency's biggest hits, will be live on the big screen.
Posted In: space, mars, Science, NASA

Enormous robot to land on Mars, take pictures with a laser

Aug 3, 2012
Curiosity Rover will drop to Mars from ropes on Sunday night.
Posted In: space, mars, Yelp

Apollo U.S. flags still standing on the moon

Jul 30, 2012
A new series of pictures of the moon show five of the six American flags put up by the Apollo crews 40 years ago are still standing.
Posted In: space, mars, moon

Measuring women's progress in science since Sally Ride's flight

Jul 24, 2012
The passing of astronaut Sally Ride is occasion to mark the gains women have made in math and science since her historic space flight, and reflect on the challenges that remain.
Posted In: NASA, women, Science, space

Russian rocket carries U.S. astronaut for pay

Jul 16, 2012
Yesterday the Russian Soyuz spacecraft launched and is now on its way to the International Space Station. Since retiring their own shuttle program, NASA has been paying Russia millions of dollars to get astronauts into space.
Posted In: space, NASA, Russia, Kazakhstan

SpaceX launch could pave way for private sector funding

May 22, 2012
The private company SpaceX today launched an unmanned rocket into space this morning, carrying cargo for the international space station.
Posted In: space, NASA, private sector

Will NASA or private firms send us to outer space?

Mar 9, 2012
NASA's budget is scrutinized by Congress, igniting debate over the direction of the space agency.
Posted In: space, space exploration, NASA