President to do some damage control.

    Again.  This time, he’s trying to revise and extend his plans on space policy: President Barack Obama will outline his administration’s vision for space agency NASA and an eventual trip to Mars during a conference in Florida in April, the White House said on Sunday. Obama has had to defend his commitment to the space agency in the politically important U.S. state after submitting a | Read More »

    India launches first lunar mission.

    No political reason for posting this, except that it’s a). a significant step in space exploration from an American ally and b). neat: India launches first Moon mission India has successfully launched its first mission to the Moon. The unmanned Chandrayaan 1 spacecraft blasted off smoothly from a launch pad in southern Andhra Pradesh to embark on a two-year mission of exploration. The robotic probe | Read More »