Articles Tagged: space exploration

The Martian message

Folks in the space advocacy community are already angling to capitalize on the October release of the Matt Damon film, The Martian. Based on Andy Weir’s astonishing novel, the story follows the struggle of astronaut Mark Watney to survive alone on Mars when an emergency forces his crewmates, thinking him dead, to abandon him on […]

Ten Numbers About Our Past And Future In Space

0.5: From inception to landing the first two men on the moon on July 20, 1969, through putting 10 more there in the following three years, the entire Apollo program cost less than 0.5% of the cumulative U.S. GDP. 1: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Armstrong set the first human foot […]

Bases in Near Space: Discussion of Human Settlement of Space

On Thursday, April 17, the Marshall Institute brought together a panel of experts to discuss scientific, technological and legal aspects of human settlement in near space. The speakers are: Rosanna Sattler, Partner, Posternak Blankstein & Lund, LLP Cheryl L. B. Reed, Program Development Manager, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University Martin Elvis, Astrophysicist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center […]

Moon’s Challenges and Opportunities for Human Space Exploration

On Tuesday March 25, 2014, the Marshall Institute and the Space Enterprise Council brought together a panel of experts to discuss the pressing scientific, technological and economic issues involved in human settlement on the Moon. The panel speakers are: Dr. Paul D. Spudis, Planetary Geology and Remote Sensing, Lunar and Planetary Institute. Mike Gold, Director […]

America’s Space Futures: Defining Goals for Space Exploration

The George C. Marshall Institute has published a new book, America’s Space Futures: Defining Goals for Space Exploration, edited by Institute Fellow Eric R. Sterner. America’s Space Futures is an important contribution to the ongoing debate about space policy, the American space program, and the human destiny in space.  Despite broad, popular, bipartisan support for […]

U.S. Space Exploration, Once Championed By JFK, Faces Diminished Priority In Washington

“We choose to go to the moon” President Kennedy said on September 12, 1962 at Rice University.  It was a simple, telegraphic phrase in one of the greatest speeches in Presidential history.  Those seven words encompassed not just an idea or a program but an underlying philosophy.  Those seven words are now locked into history for how […]

The Constellation Program and Future of NASA Space Exploration

Marshall Institute Fellow, Eric Sterner, discusses the demise of the Constellation program and the future of manned space flight.

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