Tag: NASA

The first official picture of the Soviet satellite Sputnik 1

Virgil: The Washington Post, and Axios, Follow in the Footsteps of Breitbart News

The headline in Axios on August 8 demanded attention: “Sputnik moment for U.S. military.”  For his part, Virgil paid particularly close attention, since he published a piece with virtually the same headline, for Breitbart News, back on September 16, 2017: “The Threat from China — America’s New ‘Sputnik Moment.’” 

June is Pride Month, and while Stonewall National Monument shares the unforgettable story of the 1969 riots year-round, this year kicks off a special countdown to World Pride in 2019. This annual event, which will be hosted by New York City in 2019, is the largest global Pride celebration. It …

Federal Government Resources Used to Promote LGBT Pride

June is wrapping up but it is not too late to look back on what official resources federal agencies have used to celebrate LGBT Pride Month. Just exactly how much time and money have been allocated is not clear and this is just a sampling of agencies in the expansive federal bureaucracy.

Elon Musk and President Donald Trump.

Fact Check: Elon Musk Is Not Paying to Run SpaceX – Taxpayers Are

At a recent campaign rally, President Trump suggested that the U.S. let “rich guys” like Elon Musk pay to develop new rockets and further space exploration using their own money — the only problem is that SpaceX uses taxpayer money for many of its launches.

California mudslide license plate (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

California Prepares for Snow, Rain, Mudslides

Warnings have been posted for the risk of mudslides in areas that burned in last year’s wildfires, as bone-dry California looks forward to its best week of rain and snow this winter.

John Young salutes the U.S. flag at the Descartes landing site on the moon during the first Apollo 16 extravehicular activity. NASA says the astronaut, who walked on the moon and later commanded the first space shuttle flight, died on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018.

U.S. Longest Serving Astronaut Dead at 87

NASA says legendary astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and later commanded the first space shuttle flight, has died. Young was 87.

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Uber in Deal with NASA to Build Flying Taxi Air Control Software

LISBON (Reuters) – Uber is taking part in a joint industry and government push with NASA to develop software which the company aims to use to manage “flying taxi” routes that could work like ride-hailing services it has popularized on the ground.