Post Tagged with: "NASA"

JFK at his speech speaking at Rice University on the Apollo Mission in 1962.

JFK’s Moonshot: Pathway to Progress

  American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race By Douglas Brinkley HarperCollins, New York City, 2019, 528pp. A review by Nancy Spannaus Aug. 3, 2019–“Many Americans make the mistake of assuming that space research has no value here on earth. Nothing could be further from the truth.” […]

by August 3, 2019 History, Review
Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the Moon (NASA)

Apollo 11: For All Mankind

By Nancy Spannaus July 20, 2019–“Here men from the planet earth first set foot upon the Moon, July 1969, A.D. We came in peace for all mankind.” This is the message of the plaque which Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin left on the Moon 50 years ago […]

by July 20, 2019 Commentary
Earthrise

Apollo 11: Can We Recapture Its Spirit Today?

By Bonnie James By the Light of the Silvery Moon: A Century of Lunar Photographs National Gallery of Art July 14, 2019-January 5, 2020 July 15, 2019–The National Gallery of Art is offering a small, but fascinating exhibition titled, “By the Light of the Silvery Moon: A Century of Lunar […]

by July 15, 2019 News, Review
Buzz Aldrin on the Moon, July 20, 1969.

Celebrate the Moon Landing!

By Nancy Spannaus July 20, 2018—Forty-nine years ago today, the United States took a “giant leap for mankind” when its astronauts successfully landed on the Moon’s surface. They not only walked on that heavenly body, but within days returned safely to Earth once again. It took an enormous nationwide effort […]

by July 20, 2018 Commentary
The 2008 crash--Where deregulation leads

Deregulation Run Amok!

May 26, 2018—The pace of deregulation coming from the Trump Administration, and the U.S. Congress, is stunning. And it runs directly contrary to the principles of the Federally-backed credit system which Alexander Hamilton established, called the American System. Here are three prominent examples (many more are likely hidden in the […]

by May 26, 2018 News Shorts
Apollo 11 takes off for the Moon. (nasa)

JFK Announces Moon Mission: An Inspiration for Today

By Nancy Spannaus May 25, 2018—On this day in 1961,  four months after he was inaugurated, President John F. Kennedy gave the United States its most far-reaching and consequential mission ever.  “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing […]

by May 24, 2018 Commentary
SpaceX Falcon 9 explodes on September 1, 2016 (YouTube Screen shot)

NASA Challenges SpaceX Design

According to a front-page piece in Sunday’s Washington Post, NASA officials and Members of Congress are questioning an innovation developed for fueling the Falcon 9, the rocket which is supposed to enable the United States to return to US-launched manned space flight. Sunday’s article,  “Elon Musk’s SpaceX is using a […]

by May 6, 2018 News Shorts
Trump Administration Cancels Key Lunar Program

Trump Administration Cancels Key Lunar Program

May 1, 2018—Today it was made public that the Trump Administration, using a budgetary ruse, cancelled NASA’s program for developing a new lunar lander on April 23. The alleged reason was lack of funds. The lander, called Resource Prospector (RP), was to place a rover at the Moon’s South Pole, […]

by May 1, 2018 News Shorts
A joint Russian-American crew ready to go to the ISS in 2016. (NASA/Ingalls)

U.S. and Russia Discuss Joint Space Project

April 2, 2018—Representatives of the Russian and U.S. space agencies will meet in Houston, Texas April 9, in order to further discussion about setting up a joint space project, a Moon Orbiter station dubbed Deep Space Gateway. The specific objective, according to Sputnik news service, is to set common standards […]

by April 2, 2018 News Shorts
News Shorts, March 12-18, 2018

News Shorts, March 12-18, 2018

  Elizabeth Warren Puts Glass-Steagall on Senate Agenda March 11, 2018—Senator Elizabeth has moved in the only appropriate way, to counter the outrageous and dangerous move by the Congress (many Senate Democrats included) to give an even freer ride to the big banks, in a deregulation bill laughingly called the […]

by March 11, 2018 News Shorts