The Hubble Space Telescope celebrates its 20th birthday Saturday after launching on April 24, 1990. In the years since, it’s taken about half a million pictures of the universe. The telescope had a troubled start, when astronomers realized weeks into … Continue reading
President Obama traveled to Florida’s “Space Coast” Thursday to sell his plan for a new direction for NASA. The president’s proposal would end the return-to-the-moon Constellation program begun under President Bush, a program many critics say is behind schedule and … Continue reading
Recent developments have moved us a bit closer to “space (flight) for the rest of us,” Miles O’Brien of ‘This Week In Space’ tells us in his first visit to NewsHour Plus. O’Brien catches us up on Virgin Galactic‘s latest … Continue reading
According to a presidential review panel, the U.S. plan to return astronauts to the moon by 2020 will not happen without a big boost in NASA’s budget. Continue reading
U.S. budget constraints threaten to ground some of NASA’s manned space missions. Judy Woodruff looks at the space program and its future prospects. Continue reading
Now re-released by the Criterion Collection, the new DVD version of “For All Mankind” is far superior to the original grainy images most watched for the first time on their TVs.
Robert Frank: Economic naturalists often find that many interesting new questions are stimulated by the experience of living in an unfamiliar environment. That’s always been my experience during sabbaticals spent away from Ithaca. One Saturday last December during my sabbatical … Continue reading
More than four years after its expected demise, the Mars rover Opportunity continues to send back valuable data as it crawls across the planet’s surface. Continue reading