Author: Jack Clemons

Congressional Funding for NASA in 2017 (Not half bad – who knew?)

Congressional Funding for NASA in 2017 (Not half bad – who knew?)

Congress unanimously approved NASA's 2017 budget. Considering the anti-science bias in this Congress, this one is a pleasant surprise (with one glaring exception). Read More »

There Are No Photos of Neil Armstrong on the Moon?

There Are No Photos of Neil Armstrong on the Moon?

There were no useable photos taken of Neil Armstrong during his Apollo 11 walk on the Moon. Read More »

Gene Cernan And The Last Flag On The Moon

Gene Cernan And The Last Flag On The Moon

Apollo 17 Astronaut Eugene Cernan (1934-2017) and the American flag he raised, became the last of their kind to stand on the Moon. Read More »

Thank You for Saving 1968 (a parable for our times)

Thank You for Saving 1968 (a parable for our times)

Apollo 8: December 25, 1968 (the spirits of another Christmas) Read More »

John Glenn: The Last of the Magnificent Seven

John Glenn: The Last of the Magnificent Seven

John Glenn was the last surviving member of NASA's remarkable first group of astronauts, the Mercury 7. Read More »

Killer Asteroids: Can We Stop Them?

Killer Asteroids: Can We Stop Them?

If a "nation killer" asteroid comes heading our way, Bruce Willis won't be able to save us. Read More »

(Book Review) X-15 Diary: The Story of America’s First Space Ship

(Book Review) X-15 Diary: The Story of America’s First Space Ship

In 1960, twenty years before the Space Shuttle, NASA launched another manned, airplane-shaped spacecraft to the fringes of space. Neil Armstrong was one of its pilots. Read More »

Killer Asteroids: Can We Track Them?

Killer Asteroids: Can We Track Them?

If an asteroid the size of an 18-wheeler collided with Earth it would cause massive destruction. And since there are a lot of these, can we at least keep an eye on where they are? Not very well. Read More »

Asteroids!  Why Does It Have To Be Asteroids?

Asteroids! Why Does It Have To Be Asteroids?

Are asteroids humanity's Armageddon or the promised land? It depends on which gets here first. Read More »

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

The ambitious mission of the James Webb Space Telescope is "to see the first light of the universe”. Read More »

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