Yes, It Is Rocket Science

I know I’ve been writing quite a bit about space lately, but there are two more things I have to mention in regards to spacecraft launching and returning.

Mars One, Earth Zero

I was one of many in the media who fell for — and thus helped promote — the Mars One story, which was supposedly going to send humans on a one-way trip to the red planet. Here is my apology.

Calling BS On CVS And CBD

Now that CVS is carrying CBD in many of its stores, lots of people will think it relieves their pain, despite no scientific proof, just anecdotal evidence. Here’s why that’s a problem.

Movie Review: “Apollo 11”

My review of the remarkable documentary “Apollo 11,” which contains lots of footage you have never seen from the greatest scientific achievement ever, fifty years ago this summer.

Best Thing I’ve Seen Today

Phil Plait has a really good explanation of China’s recent moon mission, with video of the lander lowering to the lunar surface, as well as a rover rolling out and beginning to roam.

Signals From Space

Scientists have spotted repeated blasts of radio signals coming from deep in space. Joke mode on.

Book Review: “The Space Barons”

I just finished Christian Davenport's book, "The Space Barons," in which he writes about the billionaire tech guys whose obsession with space and rockets has changed the business from one run by a government monopoly (NASA) to an industry in which private companies...

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