The Private Space Race

July 29th, 2020 5:09 PM

This week, American astronauts will return to earth. Their trip to the space station was the first manned launch from the U.S. in 10 years. By NASA? No. Of course, not. This space flight happened because the government was not in charge. An Obama administration committee had concluded that launching such a vehicle would take 12 years and cost $36 billion. But this rocket was finished in…

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Netflix ‘Space Force’ Parody Puts AOC in Her Place

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June 5th, 2020 2:30 PM

Netflix is airing Space Force, a parody of the United States Space Force, the space warfare service branch of the U.S. Armed Forces established by President Trump. The ten episodes began streaming on May 29. The series is not being very well-received because there is little to make it a worthwhile binge, despite a good cast. Liberals are particularly irritated that what could…

Apollo 11 at 50

July 16th, 2019 4:55 PM
You had to be there 50 years ago, and I was. As a young reporter for a local TV station in Houston, I frequently visited NASA (“the space base,” we dubbed it), met many of the astronauts and reported on their exploits. Along with people from around the world, I watched the lunar landing on television, July 20, 1969, fulfilling President Kennedy's goal of putting a man on the moon…
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Sneaky Ways Sean Penn’s New Sci-Fi Show Pushes a Liberal Agenda

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September 20th, 2018 6:00 PM
Hulu’s latest original series The First, which debuted on September 14, is an interesting, non-partisan science-fiction series set in the 2030s surrounding the trials of NASA astronauts on the first mission to Mars …most of the time. Starring raving lefty lunatic Sean Penn, you might be surprised to learn the series manages to keep politics out of the main plot. Sadly, it fails to…

Neil Armstrong Biopic Skips Patriotism, Flag on the Moon

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August 31st, 2018 9:12 AM
Sheila Jackson Lee was right! The astronauts must have planted an American flag on Mars because, according to Hollywood, they didn’t put one on the moon. The new Neil Armstrong biopic First Man starring Ryan Gosling records the astronaut’s iconic small step, but ignores the other iconic moment from the 1969 moon landing: Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planting the American flag.

Not News: Study Claims It Invalidates EPA's Global Warming 'Finding'

July 6th, 2017 6:06 PM
A peer-reviewed research report published last week by three highly qualified researchers with the agreement of seven others similarly accomplished charges that the entities reporting historical and current worldwide temperatures have adjusted their data to show global warming which has not actually occurred. The trio has concluded that this data is "not a valid representation of reality,…
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PBS Touts ‘Interconnection’ Between Climate Change, Hurricane Matthew

October 6th, 2016 8:55 PM
On the heels of my Drudge Report-linked post about NBC’s Ron Allen informing MSNBC on Wednesday that the Paris climate change deal “is designed to stop” weather events like Hurricane Matthew, Thursday’s PBS NewsHour joined ranks of the absurdity as Judy Woodruff and guest Gavin Schmidt from NASA pondered the “interconnection” between the two.

IBD Notes Three Global Warming Stories The U.S. Press Has Ignored

December 27th, 2015 10:17 AM
Yesterday, I noted that Associated Press reporter Karl Ritter actually wrote, and AP actually published, a story about how complying with the Paris climate agreement would require greenhouse gas emissions "To Drop Below Zero." Perhaps Ritter, whose beat includes "cover(ing) climate change, from UN negotiations to Arctic melt," looked around and realized that if he didn…

NYT Celebrates Christmas With Left-Leaning Naughty-or-Nice List

December 25th, 2015 5:30 PM
The New York Times’ Christmas Day editorial got off to a wonderful start with a tribute to the astronauts of Apollo 8, the first humans to orbit the moon. But it quickly fell back to earth, as the liberals on the editorial board took advantage of the season to interpret peace on earth and goodwill toward men as a Christmas wish list for the left wing, celebrating Black Lives Matter, gay…

MSNBC: 2.7-Degree Celsius Temps Change Same As 37 Degrees Fahrenheit

November 9th, 2015 3:32 PM
At the math-challenged mess known as MSNBC, the network's "all new video experience" known as "Shift by MSNBC" tweeted a dire warning: "Latest UN report says humanity will warm the planet by 2.7˚C or roughly 37˚F." Though not revealed in the tweet, this warming will allegedly occur by 2100. If MSNBC's conversion were true, it would of course mean that the…

NASA Spotlights NY Times's Epic Blunder About Basic Physics

July 17th, 2015 3:56 PM
The New York Times bills itself as "all the news that's fit to print," but the liberal newspaper has made some spectacular stumbles over the years. On Friday, the Twitter account of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center spotlighted the 46th anniversary of the Times making a significant correction to a claim made on its editorial page – that a rocket wouldn't be able to…
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Shocker on CBS: Earth 'Not As Warm...As the Climate Models Predicted'

April 24th, 2015 8:07 PM
On Friday's CBS Evening News, a NASA scientist made a surprising admission about climate change during a report about an erupting volcano in South America. Correspondent Michelle Miller turned to Dr. Allegra LeGrande, who detailed how the gases from a volcanic eruption can lead to a reduction in the amount of sunlight that reaches the Earth. Le Grande added that "this is a small…

Top Engineers Throw Up Their Hands on Renewables, Ignore Nuclear Power

November 24th, 2014 6:16 PM
As of 5:30 p.m. ET today, a search on "Koningstein" at the Associated Press's national web site returned no results. That's an indication that the wire service's globaloney-believing pseudo-science reporters are still trying to figure out how to respond to a November 18 article in the IEEE Spectrum by Ross Koningstein & David Fork, a pair of Google engineers tasked by…
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CNN's Carol Costello: 'Can NASA Really Trust Private Companies?'

October 29th, 2014 5:25 PM
Carol Costello's liberal bias emerged yet again on Tuesday's CNN Newsroom, as she covered the catastrophic failure of the Antares rocket during a launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. Costello wondered, "Can NASA really trust private companies to do its business?" The anchor later pressed on with her skepticism of private business: "Well, you know, it's a…