By Andrew P. Napolitano
The president's men trash the Constitution to pursue antagonists
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Despite the Earth being buzzed by a meteor and an asteroid within the space of a single day last month, the U.S. government is still 20 years away from meeting the benchmark set by Congress for tracking deadly objects from outer space, NASA's top official told a House hearing Tuesday.
An unmanned Dragon freighter carrying a stash of precious medical samples from the International Space Station parachuted into the Pacific Ocean on Sunday, completing the first official shipment under a billion-dollar contract with NASA.
When the space shuttle Endeavour weaves through working-class communities on its way to its retirement home, Hildreth "Hal" Walker Jr. wants the children he tutors to remember a few names: Ronald McNair. Mae Jemison. Charles Bolden.
The nation bid farewell Thursday to Neil Armstrong, the first man to take a giant leap onto the moon.
Advantageous as it may have been for a standing Republican president to have dreamed of the moon two elections ago, it's a call unlikely to emerge this campaign season from either President Obama or Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
Former astronauts, political and business leaders, and family and friends gathered Friday in suburban Cincinnati at a private club for a closed service for Neil Armstrong.
Neil Armstrong was a humble hero who saw himself as a team player and never capitalized on his celebrity as the first man to walk on the moon, mourners said Friday outside a private service attended by fellow space pioneers, including his two crewmates on the historic Apollo 11 mission.
Lunar pioneers plan to attend a private service in Ohio for astronaut Neil Armstrong, following an event to announce a children's health fund in his honor.
Neil Armstrong inspired millions with his moonwalk. Can a feisty robotic rover exploring Mars do the same for another generation? With manned missions beyond the International Space Station on hold, the spotlight has turned on machines.
Neil Armstrong made "one giant leap for mankind" with a small step onto the moon.
"The probability of any sizeable [near-earth object] impacting the Earth anytime in the next 100 years is remote," said Mr. Bolden.
"We are trying very diligently, as I said before, with the president's budget to be in a position where we can respond," Mr. Bolden said.