The United States and other countries in the European Union are joining together to develop a "code of conduct" that would establish rules for orbiting spacecraft and for mitigating the growing problem of debris, or "space junk".
NASA is investigating to determine whether Apollo 13 commander James Lovell has the right to sell a flight checklist that includes his handwritten calculations that were crucial in guiding the damaged spacecraft back to Earth.
Let’s pretend the fly-by asteroid strikes Texas. What happens next? Today’s the big day, when Asteroid 2005 YU55 will pass within about 200,000 miles of our fair planet, and come slightly closer to the moon tomorrow.
Tourists on the moon? Sacre bleu! Don't laugh. It's going to happen someday, maybe not in our lifetimes, but someday. And NASA is already putting policies in place to make sure space tourists don't mess with all that Earthly "stuff" the Apollo astro…