The space race has heated up in a big way. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced plans to send two new spacecraft to study Venus as the first U.S. missions to the hell-scape planet since 1989.
There has been much good news recently related to the American space program. First, I reviewed the successful tests run on Mars by the Perseverance rover's Ingenuity helicopter and oxygen-generation unit (MOXIE).
It is being reported that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is investigating an allegation that an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) improperly accessed the bank account of her estranged spouse, which looks to be the first allegation of criminal activity from space.
Professor Jacobson shared his boyhood memories of the first time a man walked on the moon, and he spoke of how moving that was and remains. Indeed, across the nation, the majority of Americans feel the same way about a defining moment in our shared history.
Yesterday was the fiftieth anniversary of the first moon landing. As bittersweet as it is that it's been almost as long since the last of our six moon landings finished in 1972, there's never been a better time to be a space fanatic. Elon Musk's work at SpaceX is currently driving the space race as commercial space flight looms ever closer with the first commercial spaceflight set for 2021.
After returning the priorities of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration back to aeronautics and space, the Trump Administration is targeting 2024 as the year that the U.S. will launch its next mission to the moon.