So who’s really doing the most to promote space exploration?

Buzz Aldrin famously said that “The biggest benefit of Apollo was the inspiration it gave to a growing generation to get into science and aerospace.” So who’s doing the inspiring now? Aldrin’s still out there, and there’s the national multi-national space...

Elon and Mars

The rumor that I'm building a spaceship to get back to my home planet Mars is totally untrue — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 12, 2015 Remember that Elon Musk promised to give details about his Mars Colonial Transporter later this year. The plan (as revealaed so far)...

Another memorable answer from Charles Bolden

In the face of Russia-US tensions what could we do if the Russia denied US astronauts rides to the ISS? As usual NASA administrator Bolden has the answer: “We would make an orderly evacuation.” This was during a US House Appropriations subcommittee...

A for effort, but that’s not a Vulcan sign

What a misery guts I am, but I just have to point out that Leonard Nimoy’s tribute from the ISS was not a Vulcan sign. The Vulcan “Live Long and Prosper” sign is always given with the thumb apart from the hand. It’s a small point but it’s significant. It’s like...
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