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A moon colony for the economy?

Jan 27, 2012
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has been grabbing headlines with his proposal to establish a "moon colony." Is it likely to happen?
Posted In: space, Newt Gingrich, Florida

Moon colony mooted to spur U.S. technology

Jan 27, 2012
Will the cost of returning to the moon reap benefits in scientific and technological breakthroughs? Past experience offers a mixed verdict.
Posted In: moon, NASA, space

Space weather has economic impacts on earth

Jan 24, 2012
Rough space weather is leading some flights to change their course, and experts on the lookout for power outages.
Posted In: solar, space, electricity

Space harpoon!

Dec 15, 2011
Space harpoon? Space harpoon!
Posted In: space, NASA

Hackers interfered with US satellites

Oct 27, 2011
An upcoming report from the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission says that in 2007 and 2008 hackers were able to mess with American...
Posted In: hacking, space

Literally like a diamond in the sky

Aug 26, 2011
A new planet has been discovered in the Milky Way. As if being a planet in a solar system named after a candy bar wasn't cool enough, this planet...
Posted In: space, Stars

Darpa is funding a starship

Aug 19, 2011
If you think you can figure out a plan for what it would take to send people to other planets, Darpa might be willing to write you a check. The...
Posted In: DARPA, space

Important space alien update: SETI, space junk, Mars,

Aug 11, 2011
Let's hope no aliens tried to contact us in the last four months. If they did they might have heard a busy signal, because the SETI (Search for...
Posted In: mars, space

Neil deGrasse Tyson on the future of the space program

Jul 11, 2011
Here is the extended cut of our recent conversation with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Posted In: featured, space

Massive security holes in NASA's computer networks

Mar 30, 2011
A government report says that missions could be compromised and sensitive data could be leaked out due to big problems in the security of NASA...
Posted In: government, mars ain't the kind of place to raise a kid, NASA, security, space

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