Falcon 9 roared up Friday afternoon from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The SpaceX launch means that prospects for the Obama administration’s space-lift plans may have soared upward as well.
Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, blasted Obama's decision to cancel NASA's manned mission to the moon.
James Cameron has convinced NASA to mount a 3-D camera on top of Curiosity's mast for the upcoming mission to Mars, scheduled to launch in 2011.
Lawmakers and former astronauts have lambasted President Obama for scrapping a moon mission. Thursday, Obama will defend his vision for NASA space exploration through human spaceflight.
President Obama's budget for NASA seeks to end its back-to-the-moon program, rely more heavily on private companies, and invest in new technologies for human space exploration.
The Constellation program is gearing up as the shuttle winds down. But other shuttle replacements have been scuttled before.
Retired General Charles Bolden gets high praise from those who've flown with him.