Should We Start Thinking About Retiring The International Space Station?

Congress has approved funding for the International Space Station until 2024, but what should we do after that? Many are now suggesting giving the ISS an early retirement. The International Space Station is undoubtedly mankind’s greatest achievement to date. We launched the first component in November 1998 with astronauts boarding on 2nd November 2000. Since …

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NASA Gives Us First Real Look At Trappist With Data Release

NASA has revealed the first official image of Trappist, the fascinating dwarf star with between 4 and 7 potentially habitable planets orbiting it. Ok so the image isn’t much to look at; just a few pixels in fact, but these pixels represent what many astronomers and researchers believe is our best shot at finding Earth …

NASA Stands At A Crossroads As Washington Ponders Leadership And Strategy

NASA is suddenly facing an existential crisis as it begins to move forward in an era of Donald Trump and a Republican-controlled Congress. Congress held its first hearing this week to discuss the future direction of NASA and surprisingly enough, nobody mentioned President Trump. They did quote JFK at one point, repeating what he’d said …