The era of American space exploration is just beginning

Today the Space Shuttle Atlantis lifted off from Cape Canaveral for STS-135, the final mission of the program. Mission Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot, Doug Hurley, and Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim, will be the final United States astronauts to take off under the power of United States crafts, for… » 7/08/11 11:40am 7/08/11 11:40am

Five Signs the United States Is Withering Away

Click to view The United States has existed for only a little over two centuries, which is a paltry amount of time when you consider that many nations and city-states have lasted for thousands of years (hello, Rome). Now it's starting to look like this brief experiment with human government is going to fail, and soon.… » 7/09/08 12:40pm 7/09/08 12:40pm

Support Your Candidate for Scifi President of the United States

It's just not an election season here in the United States — it's smartass t-shirt season. To celebrate the fact that fictional people and monsters would probably make better presidents than the real-life humans currently running, we've got a few choices for scifi presidential swag for you. First up is the lovely … » 5/14/08 7:00am 5/14/08 7:00am

Will Barack Obama Destroy the U.S. Space Program?

As the race for U.S. President starts to heat up, Barack Obama has continued to polish his image as the youthful candidate promising a hopeful future. And yet he's also on record saying "[U.S. Space Agency] NASA is no longer associated with inspiration." He's proposing cutting NASA's budget in order to fund… » 5/12/08 11:37am 5/12/08 11:37am