Congress fires back at Trump plan to end funding for space station in 2025

Enlarge / Sen. Ted Cruz, right, and Sen. Bill Nelson (background) both support extending ISS operations beyond 2025. (credit: NASA) At one point on Wednesday afternoon, US Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) turned to his counterpart from Florida, Democrat Bill Nelson, and spoke of their mutual preference for continuing federal funding for the International Space Station throughout the […]

James Cameron Loves ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ But Says It Lacks “Emotional Balls”

James Cameron has been in the internet’s hot seat lately for saying a lot of dumb, polarizing things. But this one may take the cake. Cameron was asked about his cinematic influences that helped him shape his decades-long career as one of the sci-fi greats — one of which was understandably Stanley Kubrick’s seminal 2001: A Space […]

Xbox Games with Gold May 2018 update: LAST CHANCE for The Witness, Dead Space 2

Xbox Games with Gold free titles are about to be released for May 2018. Starting from May 1, Xbox Gold subscribers can pick up Super Mega Baseball 2 on Xbox One and the Streets of Rage trilogy on Xbox 360. *PS Plus v Xbox Games with Gold May 2018: Xbox One scores ANOTHER victory over […]

New Shepard flies again, bringing suborbital space tourism closer

Enlarge / Blue Origin’s New Shepard booster lands after the system’s eighth flight. (credit: Blue Origin webcast) Blue Origin flew its New Shepard system for the eighth time on Sunday, launching from West Texas at about noon local time. During the 10-minute flight, the capsule reached a record height of 107 kilometers, and both the […]

NASA to pay more for less cargo delivery to the space station

Enlarge / A Falcon 9 rocket launches a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station in 2016. (credit: SpaceX) A new analysis finds that NASA will pay significantly more for commercial cargo delivery to the International Space Station in the 2020s rather than enjoying cost savings from maturing systems. According to a report by […]