‘Good Night Oppy’ explores human side of robotic rover’s life on Mars

Ryan White did not set out to make a tearjerker. Yet audiences watching the director’s new documentary, “Good Night Oppy,” (opens in new tab) now streaming on Amazon Prime Video (opens in new tab)may want to have tissues ready. “Not a chance in hell did I think this would be as emotional as the final … Read more

NASA taps Draper for first US landing on far side of the moon – Spaceflight Now

An illustration of Draper’s SERIES-2 lunar lander, which will deliver science and technology payloads to the moon for NASA in 2025. Credit: Draper NASA has awarded Draper a $73 million contract to deliver science instruments to the far side of the moon on a commercial robotic lander in 2025, the eighth award through the agency’s … Read more

Restoring the human side to hierarchy

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Hierarchy has its upsides and downsides. A pyramidical power structure works well for day-to-day decision making. But as the distance between the base and the tip of the pyramid increases, tensions between organizational tiers can create obstacles to reform. It’s a matter of “the unconscious dynamics of humans in groups and … Read more