Monthly Archives: March 2009

U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington DC to Host Open House

U.S. Naval Observatory to Host Open House, 2009 April 4 As Part of IYA 2009 “100 Hours of Astronomy” Program In celebration of the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s first use of the telescope, the International Astronomical Union and UNESCO have … Continue reading

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A Year Without Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur C. Clarke died a year ago today. Clarke shaped the space movement in so many ways from geostationary communications to 2001. He inspired so many to dream of the possibilities for the future. The world without seems to have … Continue reading

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Mae Jemison For NASA Administrator?

NASA Watch is reporting rumors that Mae Jemison is a candidate for NASA administrator. Interesting idea I believe she would be the First Female and the First African American NASA Administrator. She certainly has space experience. Air Force Gen. J. … Continue reading

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The Space Economy Symposium

I attended a half-day symposium on The Space Economy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Friday. The state of the Space economy is good. It has flattening because of maturing markets, such as GPS receivers which are cost less … Continue reading

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Galileo Not The First To View And Map The Moon With Telescope

‘English Galileo’ maps on display Thomas Harriot was the first man to view the Moon through a telescope.  Papers at the West Sussex Record Office show that Harriot drew images of the Moon several months earlier than Galileo.

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Friction Between Congress and NASA

Members of Congress are having issues with NASA’s Inspector General and Administrator candidates. Lawmakers: NASA watchdog lacks bite, needs to go WASHINGTON (CNN) — Key members of Congress from both parties want NASA’s internal watchdog fired, arguing he can’t be … Continue reading

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Using Space to Save The Earth From Global Warming

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Can Space Save the American and Global Economy?

In The Space Advocate Douglas Mallette wrote How Space Exploration and Development Can Save the American and Global Economy. I have talked before on how I think that this current economic depression gives us the greatest opportunity to change the direction … Continue reading

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Obama Extending Life Of The Shuttle

In an answer from a question from Mark Matthews of the Orlando Sentinel about the future of the space shuttle- OBAMA: First of all, we have authorized were budgeted for additional shuttle launches that had not been scheduled. So we’re … Continue reading

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National but International

We may be called the “National” Space Society but NSS has chapters and members around the world, especially in Australia and Europe. After all, space is a frontier for all of humankind. The latest international news is out of India … Continue reading

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