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The International Space Station turns 20

By |2018-11-24T11:58:18-05:00November 20th, 2018|Science|

As the International Space Station turns twenty, read President Reagan's speech "directing NASA to develop a permanently manned space station and to do it within a decade."

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Globaloney exposed from outer space?

By |2012-09-20T12:59:57-04:00September 9th, 2012|CFACT Insights|

Burt Rutan designed Voyager, the first aircraft to fly around the globe without stopping or refueling. He also designed SpaceShipOne, financed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, which won the $10 million Ansari X-Prize in 2004 for becoming the first privately funded manned craft to enter the realm of space twice within a two-week period.  Both, along with three other of his aircraft, are on display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Burt’s recent projects include a flying car, and the Virgin GlobalFlyer which broke Voyager’s time for a non-stop solo flight around the world.  Although Burt is [...]

Not a space-y idea

By |2007-12-07T00:00:00-05:00December 7th, 2007|Just the Facts Radio|

For some, the answer to finding more energy comes from more drilling for oil, and for others it’s constructing more wind towers. But for scientists at the National Security Space Office in Washington, D.C., the answer could well be the construction of gigantic satellites roaming above the earth. Yes, believe it or not, these scientists have recommended building a test satellite capable of beaming 10 megawatts of electricity down to earth, and this is only the beginning. According to their findings, by building a number of these kilometer wide solar panels and placing them either in orbit or on [...]

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