After almost 13 years, the world's most complicated construction project, the International Space Station, is almost complete. Spacewalking astronauts attached the final U.S. pressurized module, the Permanent Multipurpose Module Leonardo, thereby wrapping up the U.S. portion of station construction.
Where’s the money for President Bush’s bold new vision going to come from?
By Dawn Stover
Posted 04.15.2004 at 3:15 pm 0 Comments
He's not likely to raid Social Security for it—so NASA will have to scare up most of the cash. Of the $12 billion allotted for the first five years of the new Moon and Mars exploration plan, $11 billion will be siphoned from existing space programs.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.