News Archive / Tagged: Opinion
Remembering Apollo 8, celebrating Christmas from a distanceSean CostelloDecember 24th, 2020
As 2020 draws to a close, families worldwide are gathering for Christmas Eve celebrations in various degrees of isolation, driven in large part to public health restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
OPINION: 2019 – Numbers and NamesJason RhianJanuary 1st, 2020
Well that happened. 2019 was a roller-coaster of ups and downs that will have far-reaching consequences for future space exploration efforts.
OPINION: SpaceX’s upcoming Starlink mission means more than ending Florida’s launch droughtCurt GodwinNovember 3rd, 2019
The Space Coast has not seen a liftoff since Aug. 22. SpaceX is set to launch the second group of its Starlink satellites on Nov. 11, ending a two-month "drought" of ground launches from Florida. This upcoming mission has a lot more riding on it other than just alleviating that.
OPINION: NASA administrator enters decades-long Pluto debateLaurel KornfeldAugust 28th, 2019
A comment by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine affirming he still considers Pluto to be a planet has drawn criticism from some media outlets that may be motivated more by politics than science. It is also a potential game changer in the decades-long planet debate.
What did Opportunity’s ‘last words’ actually mean?Jason RhianFebruary 17th, 2019
"My battery is low and it's getting dark." This supposedly was the last message sent back to mission controllers on Earth by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. But is this actually what she "said?"
Notes on the Run: Put on your tinfoil hat because here we go…Jason RhianFebruary 3rd, 2019
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – “Have you seen UFOs? Are aliens real?” My response to this line of questioning is almost always the same and, usually, not suitable for print.
Inside Opportunity: Oppy still silentJames RiceNovember 1st, 2018
Dr. Jim Rice has provided this latest update from the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. Has the rover been silenced forever?
Opinion: Musk marijuana story much ado about nothingJason RhianSeptember 9th, 2018
Elon Musk smoked pot and drank whiskey in California. The story was painted as if the event was some bizarre Matthew McConaughey moment where Musk was banging on a bongo drum and smoking weed. After watching the 2.5-hour Joe Rogan interview, one is left with the impression that some in the media must be in desperate need of views.