If NASA were able to leave the rocket booster business, it could go back to true innovation.
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Scientists had always characterized comets and asteroids as completely different before NASA's Stardust Mission.
Habitation of outer space needs solving air, water, energy and food supplies within a tight space. And this isn’t a problem of an apocalyptic, remote future.
With discussions around lunar mining intensifying, working out what to do with our moon’s cultural heritage is becoming urgent.
With the second spacecraft this month now on its way to Mars, you could be forgiven for thinking we’ve forgotten that there is a number of other planets in our solar system.
If Russians can send the Olympic torch into space, why can't Americans find ways to inspire interest in space?
Science-minded tweeters took matters into their own hands and we saw the growth of the #ThingsNASAmighttweet hashtag, a crowd-sourced feed of NASA news and mission updates.
Neil Armstrong was more than a hero — he was a down-to-earth, deeply complex, brilliant, three-dimensional human being.