Exploration of space is in full swing. But after NASA retired its space shuttle program last year, the terms “space race” got a whole new meaning: once symbolic of a country’s political power and might, the space race seems to be turning into some commercial endeavor. A dozen companies are now bidding to develop space shuttles to explore the final frontier. Dr. Scott Pace, director for Space Policy Institute at George Washington University, discusses the pros and cons of putting a price on science with RT’s Liz Wahl.
Corporations replace states in space
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- Instagram’s Kevin Systrom a Sil... — Facebook’s $1 billion purchase of the photo app made Kevin Systrom the latest tech cult hero. It happened only because he chose school of Zuckerberg’s [...]
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- Amazing Methods of Calculation — 25,000 yr old Mathematical Instrument found in Congo The oldest complex Mathematical System was found in 1950 in Eastern Congo in the region known as Ishango. It is a carved bone which consisted of notches on 3 faces on the carved bone. These notches suggests an ancient knowledge of multiplication and prime numbers using the [...]