“NASA launched a mission to the moon on Saturday, sending the twin lunar Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft on a 250,000-mile, three-and-a-half month voyage” National Journal reports. The spacecraft will spend about one-and-a-half months mapping the moon’s surface and its gravity in the most detail to date.
A Florida tea party group is launching an offshoot focused solely on space policy. The Tea Party In Space, an outgrowth of the South Florida Tea Party, plans to focus on ridding space exploration of “socialism” and installing “fiscal responsibility” in American space programs. However, the Obama administration appears to have beat the space-focused tea party to... Read more »