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NASA prepares for giant leap into privatized space travel

WASHINGTON — Ever since the retirement of the space shuttle three years ago, American astronauts have had to hitchhike their way to the International …

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Space Exploration

The Pros and Cons of Privatized Space Exploration

Not everybody is over the moon about it<p>This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Last week, Avatar director James Cameron painted a rosy picture of privatized space exploration, suggesting that the president's anemic NASA budget will clear the way for competitive market forces to jump-start …

Calm down! Anxiety is contagious

A trouble shared is a trouble multiplied. Take a calm approach to other people’s stress and you’ll help them, and yourself<p>Like ebola, and people clearing their throats at the theatre, emotions are contagious. One example: if you’re unhappy, and then for some reason you become happy – a new …

Mindfulness

5 Ways to Keep Grinding Even When You Aren't Motivated

Building a business requires doing a of less-than-thrilling tasks, day after day. You need to work whether you're inspired or not.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter what kind of work you do, you'll always have days you don’t feel motivated. Running a business is …

Time Management

26 places you should visit before they disappear forever

But because of climate change and human carelessness, some of them are in danger of disappearing in the next 100 years — or even sooner.<p>From Patagonia's glaciers to Africa's Congo Basin, these threatened natural wonders span the globe.<p>Keep scrolling to see where you should visit sooner rather than …

National Parks

7 Quotes of a Lifetime | Inc.com

Many of us have our favorite quotes, and I have often wondered, what makes some statements so powerful that they stick out? What makes some phrases relevant for generations?<p>Experts tell us that humans are aspirational, and when challenges arise we often turn to words of wisdom for support and …

Leadership

Consequences of Exploration: Learning from History

If it is true that a creative society must explore, it is also true that the same society must consider the consequences of its exploration.<p>One could …

Global Perspectives

The space race is a pointless waste of money

The cash spent on Nasa's leaps for mankind would be better used on Earth, says Gerard DeGroot.<p>Good sense is a terrestrial phenomenon, as the expression "down to earth" suggests. Outer space, on the other hand, provides metaphors of madness.<p>"Lunacy" originates from lunar, or the idea that the moon's …

The Importance of Exploration

Is space exploration really desirable at a time when so much needs doing on Earth? It is an often-asked and serious question that requires a serious …

History

Private Lunar Landers Are Coming, and They’re Like Nothing You’ve Seen Before

The five final contenders for the $30 million Google Lunar XPrize push the boundaries of interplanetary exploration.<p>The race to become the first private entity to land a robot on the Moon is heating up, as five teams close in on the Google Lunar XPrize. The final heat of candidates were winnowed …

Space Exploration