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.