Space

Things You Should Know But Don’t: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Posted July 8, 2024 Written by Claire

On June 25, after a 53-day mission, China’s Chang’e 6 spacecraft returned to Earth with five pounds of rocks and […]

Things You Should Know But Don’t: The Other Race to Watch
Posted June 10, 2024 Written by Claire

The contest for the White House isn’t the only race that should concern the United States and, perhaps, the world. […]

The Dark Side of the Far Side
Posted May 13, 2024 Written by Claire

I was fascinated by a May 4 article by CNN reporter Ashley Strickland.  In it, she writes about the competition among […]

Things You Should Know But Don’t: Space News in 2024
Posted January 8, 2024 Written by Claire

Every year we continue to see great accomplishments in space exploration and research and the upcoming year is shaping up […]

Things You Should Know But Don’t: New Players in the Moon Race
Posted August 18, 2023 Written by Britt McCormick

On August 11, 2023, Russia launched its unmanned Luna 25 mission to the moon, hoping to make a soft landing […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Responsible Behavior in Space
Posted April 25, 2022 Written by Claire

Time and time again, the advancements made in technology have been applied in warfare to increase efficiency and get an […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Small Steps in the New Space Race
Posted March 14, 2022 Written by Claire

In my recent novel, Dragon on the Far Side of the Moon, I weave a thriller where the U.S. and […]

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Tigers, Bears and Prey: Updates to the Chinese-Russian Alliance
Posted February 14, 2022 Written by Claire

In past blogs, I’ve written about the ramifications of the International Space Station’s scheduled decommissioning in 2031 when it will […]

A landscape scene of Mars. It is desert-like and sandy with mountains in the background. The air is hazy and the whole image is tinted red.
Things You Should Know But Don’t: The Race for Mars
Posted September 13, 2021 Written by Claire

If you’ve been keeping up with space news, you’ll know that this summer has been busy. Between the private sector […]

Things You Should Know But Don’t: Celebrating Our Mysterious Neighbor
Posted July 19, 2021 Written by Claire

Tomorrow is National Moon Day (July 20) and we are supposed to celebrate all things Moon related.  Chances are, however, […]