Tagged: NASA

  • NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine

    NASA Calls for Independent Review of ISS National Lab

    Jim Bridenstine Calls for “Strategic Pause” and Independent Review of ISS National Laboratory.  NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced via Twitter Tuesday night that an independent review of ISS National Lab is coming. This comes just a couple of weeks after...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • The primary mirrors of the James Webb Space Telescope

    NASA’s Next Space Telescope Hits New Milestone

    NASA’s Next Space Telescope Finally Gets a Win The James Webb Space Telescope is size large. Everything about it is. The physical size is large. NASA’s budget for the project is large. The timetable is large. Even the delays and...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • President Trump at the Apollo 11 commemoration.

    Trump Knows Nothing About Space or Science.

    The President Can’t Seem to Understand What the NASA Administrator Tells Him. Last Friday the President met with Apollo 11 astronauts and NASA officials to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. During that photo op, Trump repeatedly grilled...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • NASA rendering of exoplanets 4

    Missing Link Planets Discovered by NASA Satellite

    TESS – NASA’s Planet-Hunting Satellite Had a Great First Season A year ago, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) started hunting for exoplanets. Exoplanets orbit a sun other than our own, and we’ve only recently started seeing them. Since the...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said that the estimate doesn’t include what has already been spent on the project.(AUBREY GEMIGNANI/NASA VIA AP)

    Space Exploration, Politics: The Struggle Is Real

    Imagine You’re Jim Bridenstine… …You’ve had a mixed bag the last couple of years. You got this “great new job” running NASA – even though you didn’t even really believe in science at the time – because your party’s nominee,...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Mike Pence announcing the updated timeline for the lunar outpost.

    NASA Leadership for Human Exploration Suddenly Changed

    The Trump Administration’s Moon Deadline Seems to be Why I wrote a few weeks ago about Vice President Mike Pence’s announcement that he was cutting the timeline for NASA’s lunar outpost.  In response to the VP’s declaration NASA Leadership at...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Gold and Silver versions of the Apollo 11 commemorative coin.

    Moon Landing Commemorated with Orbiting Coins

    US Mint Makes Commemorative Apollo 11 Coins Fifty years ago this month, Neil Armstrong placed his foot on the surface of the moon as the world watched. He radioed back to Houston the iconic phrase, “That’s one small step for...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Design concept photo for MARSHA, NASA's award-winning new habitat for the red planet.

    NASA Gives 500k for Martian Habitat

    What Will Your Home on Mars Look Like?  Now You Can See for Yourself! NASA Gives Half a Million to New Habitat Designers A few years back, NASA threw down the gauntlet to the public sector and said, “Build us...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • The Boeing Starliner in orbit.

    SpaceX’s Saturday Failure Could Mean Big Delays

    Something Very Bad Happened On Saturday… …but neither SpaceX nor NASA are willing to come out and say exactly what happened.  They refer to the testing failure of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule on Saturday as an “anomaly.”  Unfortunately, the anomaly could...

    Brandon Humphreys