Excerpts of NASA Administrator Charles Bolden speaking at a Sept. 14, 2011news conference at the Senate Dirksen Building, Washington, DC, during which the selected design of a new Space Launch System was announced. This new heavy-lift rocket will take the agency’s astronauts farther into space than ever before, create high-quality jobs here at home, and […]
At Kennedy Space Center, 1am. Getting ready for Launch…. The astronauts had just bid farewell to their families. (best viewed large) By: jurvetson
NASA is set to launch its next Mars rover in search of whether the Red Plant was able to support life. Lee Cowan gets a behind-the-scenes look at NASA’s .5 billion dream machine.
The space elevator add-on for Orbiter depicts an Arthur Clarke-style "rigid pole" type of space elevator anchored on the equator in Indonesia, with a large space station at geo-sync altitude and bullet-train-like "climbers." Real space elevators in the future will likely use flexible ribbons of carbon nanoutubes with tractor-like mechanical "climbers" – but this is […]