Caption Close Today, we are entering a renewed and re-energized era of space exploration and commercialization that to my belief is having a profound effect: It's instilling in consumers a deep-rooted desire to achieve something beyond themselves. We've seen this before. In the 1970s, the Shuttle program was called "the realization of the 1960s civil rights dream of equality.” It represented hope and an opportunity to stand for something. As Michael Griffin, the previous administrator of NASA said, “...we humans have, since the earliest civilizations, built monuments. We want to leave something behind to show the next generation, or the generations after that, what we did with our time here.”
In this April 18, 2003 photo, Peter Cosgrove poses for a portrait on April 18, 2003 in Archer, Fla. Cosgrove, an Associated Press photographer in Florida who covered more than 100 space shuttle launches, the Elian Gonzalez saga, countless sporting events and the presidential recount, has died. He was 84. (Phil Sandlin via AP) The Associated Press By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Peter Cosgrove, a former Associated Press photographer in Florida who covered more than 100 space shuttle launches, the Elian Gonzalez saga and the presidential recount, has died. He died of a heart attack in his sleep on Saturday in Orlando, Florida at the age of 84. During a journalism career
A self-portrait of the mars rover, pictures of footprints on the moon and satellite images of the most remote places in our solar system have all been taken from Nasa’s archives to commemorate the 60th birthday of the world’s most famous space agency. The collection contains over 400 pictures that show Nasa’s achievements in space travel as well as the humans that have driven them. Accompanying the photos is text charting Nasa’s past, present and future from the book’s editor, Piers Bizony, and Nasa historians.
Canadian astronaut Dr. Robert Thirsk tells Yahoo News Canada what the country's future is in space exploration, and how critical research could help Canadians, too.
In this March 26, 2015 file photo, U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly, right, crew member of the mission to the International Space Station, stands behind glass in a quarantine room, behind his brother, Mark Kelly, also an astronaut, after a news conference in the Russian-leased Baikonur, Kazakhstan cosmodrome. Nearly a year in space put Scott Kelly's immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared to his Earth-bound identical twin, according to a report released on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly's immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared to his Earth-bound identical twin, researchers said Friday. Kelly is the twin brother of U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kelly of Arizona, who is running in 2020 to take over the late U.S. Sen. John McCain's seat from Sen. Martha McSally.