A 6-part investigation of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
“For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.”
Six months after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, a member of the Presidential commission that investigated the crash presents his personal findings.
It’s highly unlikely that a gigantic space rock will crash through our atmosphere and destroy civilization as we know it. But it’s not impossible either. Which is why a small but growing community of scientists and astronomers are scrambling to spot and destroy dangerous asteroids long before they hit us.
When Elon Musk went to Russia to buy some rockets.Excerpted from Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future.
Forty-five years ago, Buzz Aldrin became the second man to walk on the moon. It made him one of the most famous people in the world. And it has haunted the rest of his life.
Mars One says it will send four people to colonize the planet by 2025. The company claims more than 200,000 have paid to apply for the privilege. But a deep look at Mars One’s plan and its finances reveals that not only is the goal a longshot, it might be a scam.
Elon Musk’s dreams of colonizing Mars.
"Fuck Earth!" Elon Musk said to me, laughing. "Who cares about Earth?"
“You are reading this because you have no idea what NASA is doing. And NASA, tongue-tied by jargon, can’t figure out how to tell you. But the agency is engaged in work that can be more enduring and far-reaching than anything else this country is paying for.”