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Russian physicist Roald Sagdeev, who was the director of the prestigious Space Science Institute in the Soviet Union, told Itar-Tass on April 4, that the NASA announcement that it was suspending cooperation with Russia...

April 7th, 2014 • 10:33 AM

"Exploration is the ultimate target [goal] of human beings. If we cannot break through the technological bottleneck, the future for the whole species will be bleak. The future lies beyond the Earth,"...

March 12th, 2014 • 12:29 PM

During this past week, I took the occasion to present a long-standing, personal conviction respecting the meaning of science. I argued, as I presented the case to some relevant associates, that the time has come to throw archaic truisms respecting science to the proverbial winds.

March 5th, 2014 • 6:38 PM

On Feb. 6 and 7, the European Space Agency will host the first meeting in Darmstadt, Germany of the Space Mission Advisory and Planning Group...

February 4th, 2014 • 10:28 AM

"Over the past decade, through these rovers, our species has gone to work on Mars. And now, a generation has grown up with these rovers and have [sic] been inspired by them. So in addition to being earthlings, because of these rovers we have become martians, too, dual citizens, if you will. We now live in a larger world, a world that extends beyond our own home planet.

January 24th, 2014 • 5:46 PM

A great, and largely continuing catastrophe for all modern science throughout the world, had begun, in Paris, France, at the opening of the Twentieth Century. It had been launched by a somewhat, scientifically weak-minded David Hilbert, delivered from the platform of that Year 1900’s International Mathematical Congress, held in Paris at that time.

April 2nd, 2014 • 1:14 PM

The first joint meeting of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) National Space Science Center took place Feb. 25-26 in Chengdu, to plan a joint scientific space mission. Proposals were presented separately by scientists from China and from Europe, covering virtually every aspect of space astronomy, solar physics, and space and fundamental physics.

March 9th, 2014 • 12:54 PM

Chinese media have reported that mission control has been able to receive signals from Yutu, after a tense few days when the rover was not sending any telemetry.

February 14th, 2014 • 11:03 AM

Chinese media have reported that the lunar rover, Yutu, has been experiencing problems, apparently having to do with its solar panels. Nearing the end of the two-week lunar day, space officials initially reported two days ago that there was a "control abnormality," indicating it was not following commands from Earth.

January 27th, 2014 • 1:26 PM