Obama: Post-Racial, Post-Partisan, or Post-Sanity?

July 26th, 2010

By Dan Miller Confession time: Back in April of 2008, during the presidential primary campaign, I wrote that the racial healing which Senator Obama seemed to promise and might portend would be good. At about the same time, I suggested that Senator Obama was saying some things other politicians weren’t saying but should. Some of […]

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NASA Outreach to Muslims

July 6th, 2010

By Tom Carter Now and then I come across something that makes me mutter, “Now that’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard of!”  The latest addition to my “dumbest things” list, which has become quite long in recent years, comes from Charles F. Bolden, the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). This […]

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Apology Tour In Space

February 22nd, 2010

By Brianna Aubin When NASA was created, its first stated goal was to beat our ideological enemies, the Russians, to landing a man on the moon.  It is therefore a twist of high irony that at the same moment when our country has chosen to abandon the pursuit of manned space flight and a return […]

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Retreat from the New Frontier

February 12th, 2010

By Tom Carter President Obama’s decision to end U.S. manned space flight programs for the next decade or two is one of the most disappointing things he’s done so far.  By killing the Constellation program, troubled as it may have been, the President has put the U.S. in the position of relying on Russia and maybe China […]

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Spirit Stalled

January 29th, 2010

By Brianna Aubin On January 26th, 2213 days into its mission, NASA declared the Mars rover Spirit, with 1-2 wheels inoperative and the rover itself stuck in a drift, a “stationary research station.”  It isn’t dead yet; rover drivers will attempt to orient the rover in such a way as to take maximum advantage of the lessening winter sun while conducting stationary […]

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