NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is the government agency that’s made human spaceflight a reality and launched every successful mission that’s landed on Mars among much else. It has much to take credit and blame for.

Blog: The Martian

An astronaut finds himself stuck on Mars, alone. Best case, a rescue mission is a year away. How will he ever survive? Colin reviews The Martian, a fascinating novel that’s equal parts science and survival.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm January 6, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , ,
Blog: People Will Die For Space Tourism… And That’s Okay

It was a bad week for private spaceflight and some critics declared that people shouldn’t be dying for it. Well… they’re wrong. And here’s why.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm November 10, 2014 Tags: , , , ,
Blog: A Russian Redesigns NASA’s Logo

A guy in Russia is redesigns NASA’s logo and it’s pretty good. But is NASA’s logo really the problem?

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm September 5, 2014 Tags: ,
Blog: NASA’s Proposed Z-2 Spacesuit

NASA is redesigning the spacesuit for walks on extraterrestrial bodies, with an eye specifically directed at Mars and the Moon. We have the photos and are not impressed.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm April 23, 2014 Tags: , , , , , ,
Blog: A Rescue Plan for Columbia

In an article published today, Ars outlines a NASA rescue plan that could have saved the Columbia’s crew. And, man, it would’ve made a great movie. Until you let reality set in.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm February 26, 2014 Tags: , , ,