Neil Armstrong biopic not unpatriotic, say sons as Aldrin fuels controversy

First Man does not show the astronauts planting US flag, sparking anger on the right but second mans views are unclear Neil Armstrongs sons do not think do. Buzz Aldrin, the planted a US flag on the lunar surface. Critics reported that Gosling said the moon landing transcended countries and…

Continue reading

China Built the Worlds Largest Telescope. Then Came the Tourists

Credit Intentionally Withheld The day before, Stierwalt had traveled from Southern California to Pingtang Astronomy Town for a conference hosted by scientists from the world’s largest telescope. It was a new designation: China’s Five-Hundred-Meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope, or FAST, had been completed just a year before, in September 2016.…

Continue reading

‘If anyone can Maga, it is Nasa’: how First Man’s flag ‘snub’ made space political again

The moon-landing movie has sparked a furore for failing to show the planting of a US flag. But Hollywood has a long, complicated relationship with the final frontier A giant leap for mankind or purely an American achievement? Nobody much cared at the time, but half a century later the…

Continue reading