Category Archives: Space Case

Space Case: There’s A New Branch Of The US Military Called The Space Force

On December 20, 2019, Donald Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act for 2020, effectively creating the sixth branch of the country’s armed forces, the United States Space Force (USSF). Yet despite its formidable name, the Space Force is not so much an entirely new division of the military as it is a re-designation of […]

Space Case: SpaceX Is Bringing Cannabis To Space

Cannabis and coffee are heading to the International Space Station, and SpaceX is giving them a ride. Agri-tech company Front Range Biosciences® has partnered with SpaceCells USA Inc., which is funding and managing the project, to send tissue cultures of two of the world’s favorite substances into the cosmos. They will be studied by BioServe […]

Space Case: NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover Takes A Selfie

The cultural phenomenon of the so-called selfie has become so prevalent that now, even robots have taken to snapping them, and on another planet, no less. Witness this remarkable image taken by NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover on October 11, 2019 in a region of Mars called “Glen Etive” (pronounced “glen EH-tiv”). The selfie serves as […]

Space Case: New Book Features Images From The NASA Archives

Some people enjoy stargazing out in the vast open air, while others prefer to cozy up at home and leaf through a solid hardcover book full of mystifying images of space. For these armchair astronauts, there’s a brand-new publication that not only includes 128 pages worth of text and photographs of space—it also includes a […]

Space Case: The Lead Singer Of Blink-182 Started A Company That Studies UFOs

In 2017, the lead singer of Blink-182, Tom DeLonge, co-founded a space-related public benefit corporation with a 25-year veteran in the CIA, Jim Semivan. Called To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science (TTSA), the company aims to foster a greater understanding of science in society by bringing certain issues out of the fringes and […]

Space Case: Do You Have Your Boarding Pass To Mars?

It may still not have a name, but this much is certain: NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover will have a dime-sized microchip attached to it with the names of people who have signed up for “boarding passes” through NASA’s “Send Your Name to Mars” campaign. Are you one of them? If not, the space agency invites […]