Lots of little kids dream about becoming astronauts — and for some lucky grown-ups, those dreams could become a reality. NASA recently concluded an open call for civilians to apply for a spot in the next astronaut class.
A single Day of Remembrance ceremony was held today at NASA headquarters in Washington, to observe the three darkest moments of the American space program, including the 26th anniversary of the space shuttle Challenger disaster.
Some people may think climate change is just a myth, but there’s no arguing with this: NASA scientists say the earth’s surface temperature in 2011 was the ninth warmest since 1880. What’s more, nine of the 10 warmest years in modern recorded history have occurred since the year 2000.
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 astronauts left behind.
Houston's still miffed Congressional delegation is taking another shot at wresting the retired Space Shuttle Enterprise away from New York City. They say it belongs in Houston because New York City isn't keeping the sun, moon and stars promises it made to get the shuttle in the first place.
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