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Astronomy and Space Exploration
 

Article Index: Astronomy/Space Exploration

Articles about astronomy and space exploration.

A Cure for the “Radiation Space Travel Blues”?

Science magazine has just published a peer‐reviewed article examining the radioprotective (or anti‐radiation) abilities of an emerging class of drugs. [1] This follows the recent announcements that two pharmaceutical/biotech companies...

Space and the 2008 Campaign: Obama “Believes in the Final Frontier”

I have been watching the U.S. presidential candidates (in both parties) for statements on their positions and viewpoints regarding space exploration. (See The Candidates’ Stand on Space Exploration — December...

The Candidates’ Stand on Space Exploration

The beginning of the 2008 U.S. Presidential Primaries is now only three days away (Iowa on January 3, 2008), yet one topic we have heard almost nothing about is that...

Sputnik: It was 50 years ago today.

On October 4, 1957, humans looked skyward and for the first time saw a manmade object orbiting over their heads. A dot of light passing west to east across the...