Amy Shira Teitel


How Voyager missions became a grand tour of the Solar System

Launched nearly 40 years ago, the Voyager missions began life as a cheap alternative to the Grand Tour they are on now.


Exploring space and finding our own Pale Blue Dot

It's been a little over 50 years since the space age began, and the most important thing we've discovered is the Earth.

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The search for another Earth

NASA's search for Earth-like planets orbiting distant stars is a quest that began in third century B.C.

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Valentina Tereshkova: 50 years of women in space

The first woman in orbit, a former seamstress, achieved greatness by working her way through the Soviet system.

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Wernher von Braun: History's most controversial figure?

Pivotal to the history of spaceflight, von Braun's Nazi past makes him incredibly difficult to talk about.


How an early launch delay impacted the race to space

NASA's little known unmanned MR-BD mission had a big impact on the early Space Race.


To the moon and back: Apollo 8 and the inspired generations

Although Apollo 8 is a source of inspiration to many, let us not forget it was completely driven by politics.

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We should drop the Apollo model in space, but keep the inspiration

Instead of wondering how NASA lost its edge, we ought to lay a foundation for a systematic exploration of space.