Jack Kennedy, Wise, Va. is an attorney with an professional background ground in law, policy, political science and space science. He is a former elected member of the Virginia legislatureand now serving on the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority board.
In 1859, a powerful solar storm burned telegraph wires all across Europe and America and electrified the skies. As the sun awakens from a period of dormancy, it's worth remembering that a storm of that magnitude today could bring modernity to a sudden halt.
With just two planned space shuttle missions remaining, NASA has launched the Face in Space project. Send NASA a photo of yourself, and it will fly aboard one of the final shuttle missions.
South Korea is making a second attempt to put a Naro-1 satellite into Earth's orbit with a locally assembled rocket. The first try failed last year because of a malfunction.
Some 200 million to 300 million years ago, an asteroid struck the heart of what is now Appalachia, creating a four-mile-wide crater.
Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon, and Eugene Cernan, the last, will testify before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Wednesday, to discuss the future of NASA.