NASA’s trotting around the retired shuttles like it’s something to be proud of. But with nothing to replace them, should we really be celebrating?
Archives: Space Flight
Space junk came dangerously close to the International Space Station over the weekend. NASA’s response? Everyone into the lifeboats! But what about protecting the space platform America spent hundreds of billions of dollars building in the first place?
NASA ran through a lot of different plans after the launch of Skylab for space stations. One was truly interesting. But, of course, what we ended up with was the ISS.
An article by Wired with a lot of speculation and few facts brings up some interesting questions about genes in a zero gravity environment and how they might relate to humans traveling long term in space.
How much is an astronaut’s life worth in terms of the amount spent on safety and the cost to the overall mission? Does there reach a point where maybe making something a little bit safer jeopardizes the entire venture? A look at Robert Zubrin’s essay in Reason Magazine this month.