1. Dawn in Space!
Today, NASA’s Dawn probe to the asteroid belt was launched.Â Dawn’s mission is ambitious:Â Four years from now, it will place itself in orbit around Vesta . . . and then it will fly on to the dwarf planet Ceres and orbit that world as well (in 2015).
Read more about Dawn (and watch a video of the launch) here.
2. Fakes in Space!
While Dawn’s mission is thrilling, it is a robotic mission.Â No human beingsÂ will beÂ going to Vesta or Ceres anytime soon.Â (Unless there’s oil.)
But then, there are those who argue that human beings never couldÂ go to another world, and never have.
For example, it turns out that the Apollo moon landings were all faked as part of a massive government space-program hoax.
But itâ€™s only now that we know the full extent of the fraud â€“ and we have these guys to thank for the knowledge.
So that’s how they did it.