Author: Jack Clemons

Robert Lawrence Jr.: The First African American Astronaut

Robert Lawrence Jr.: The First African American Astronaut

Air Force Major Robert Lawrence Jr., who was never a NASA astronaut, and never made a flight into space, was our nation's first African American astronaut. Read More »

Three Apollo Astronauts We Lost This Year

Three Apollo Astronauts We Lost This Year

Apollo astronauts Gene Cernan, Richard Gordon and Paul Weitz died in 2017. There's a little known story about each of them. Read More »

A Human Base Camp on Mars by 2033!

A Human Base Camp on Mars by 2033!

NASA (and Lockheed Martin?) plan to have humans on Mars by 2033. Read More »

Beam Me Down: Chinese Quantum Entanglement

Beam Me Down: Chinese Quantum Entanglement

The Chinese teleported two photons to Earth, and proved that faster than light communication is possible! Read More »

NASA’s Brand New Asteroid Mission!

NASA’s Brand New Asteroid Mission!

NASA has a new spacecraft that can save Earth. Unfortunately, it isn't funded and it won't make its first test flight until 2022 at the earliest. Read More »

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 »

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