Space Force: A New Branch of the U.S. Military

On February 19th, President Trump signed Space Policy Directive 4, (SPD-4), which directed the Department of Defense to create a sixth branch of the military under the Air Force. The purpose of this force would be to "...the United States Space Force would be authorized to organize, train, and equip military space forces of the …

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NASA’s Return to the Moon

A look into NASA's renewed focus on the Moon Missions in the near future.

This Week in Science Policy: April 4.2 Edition

NIH Scientists Develop Macaque Model to Study Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever National Institutes of Health This week, scientists from the National Institutes of Health have found a viable model system to study the deadly hemorrhagic fever, Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF), where 1 in 3 people perish from the disease. Researchers were able to successfully to transplant …

This Week in Science Policy: March 2018 3.1 Edition

What a week it has been in federal hearings for the Science, Space, and Technology Committee. With the President having released the 2018-2019 Presidential Budget Request, Congress must now assess the changes made, by the White House, to the federal science system. Two hearings were conducted this week, National Laboratories: World Leading Innovation in Science …

The Space Race

On July 20, 1969, mankind made history by taking the first steps on a celestial body different from our own planet. This moment was a crowning achievement for the United States space program, known as NASA. However, this moment was not possible without the sacrifice from those who lost their lives in the name of …

Nuclear Weapons: The Arms Race that Changed the World

In our quest for greater scientific achievements, we created a weapon so powerful that it could destroy mankind from the face of this planet. This is not a weapon that was grown in the lab, or designed to kill a few people, it was developed to demand unconditional surrender from the enemy. This weapon is …