“Let’s get humans farther and deeper into space,” writes Bill Nye in a response to recent op-eds from Robert Zubrin and Rick Tumlinson. “Let’s go to Mars and look for living things.”
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An amendment offered by Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) would replace the text of the House Republicans' SPACE Act with the bipartisan Senate commercial space bill.
Embry-Riddle sophomore Sarah Beattie spent her spring break in Washington participating in the March Storm effort.
“It’s often a cliché, but transformation starts with a dramatic culture change. When I was in government and planning and programming for future Air Force Systems, many of today's advanced commercial options were unavailable," writes Intelsat General Corp.’s Myland Pride. “Those options are available now.”
“The commercial space sector is vital in contributing to our space industrial base, but the demonstrated growth and capabilities come with the need to readdress the regulatory framework for this sector,” writes Commercial Spaceflight Federation President Eric Stallmer.
Increasingly, the creation of internal and external space policies and laws to implement those policies is the mark of an important player in the sphere of outer space activities.
Canada’s pledge to participate in the International Space Station for four more years, to 2024, is a welcome development that hopefully will encourage Europe and Japan to follow suit.
“O. Glenn Smith and Paul Spudis, two die-hard opponents of Mars exploration, recently chose to costume themselves as advocates in their Commentary ‘Mars for Only $1.5 Trillion,’ which is designed to make a feasible enterprise appear utterly ” argues Mars Society founder Robert Zubrin.
A recent NASA inspector general’s report is the latest reminder that NASA’s longstanding issue with excess infrastructure, much of it built decades ago as part of the agency’s mobilization to land astronauts on the moon, isn’t going away.
“Our nation faces a $16 trillion debt, and it only makes sense to evaluate and recommend changes or even terminate programs if they are not strategic or fiscally sound,” writes U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (R-N.M.). “ORS, however, is a program that makes perfect sense from both the monetary and military perspective.”
Another servicing mission to Hubble may not be in the best interests of the astronomical science community or the taxpaying public, and I believe an alternative to servicing Hubble — namely, build Hubble 2.0 — is more feasible.