Mars Society Founder Robert Zubrin argues that the United States needs a new national security policy. "For the first time in more than 60 years, we face the real possibility of a large-scale conventional war, and we are woefully unprepared."
There will come a time, then, when we must choose between a destiny among the stars or extinction.
European governments appear to have missed a big opportunity for costs savings with the French Defense Ministry’s decision to move ahead with plans to procure a pair of dedicated military communications satellites from a pair of domestic manufacturers.
Longtime Washington space policy wonk Marcia Smith offers a little reality check for those who fret that the assignment of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to chair the Senate Commerce science and space subcommittee is a death knell for NASA’s climate ch…
As the 114th U.S. Congress convened for the first time, with Republicans in control of the Senate and boasting a bigger majority in the House, there was talk from some corners of compromise and breaking the gridlock that has paralyzed Washington for several years.
“Space is boring. All that money wasted on huge expensive machines by middle-aged white men stuck on boyhood science fiction dreams.” This is the attitude of many people living in a different world from the men and women working in the …
The United States risks losing its current advantage and will have to pay the cost of catching up if it does not lead the charge in space weaponization.
We’ve long known Elon Musk is a big fan of civilization. After all, shortly after founding SpaceX in 2002 he told SpaceNews one of the reasons he was getting into the space game was to do his part to make humanity a multi-planet sp…
Dean Cheng suggests that a recent cyberintrusion on public websites operated by NOAA is evidence of Chinese intent to disrupt, or potentially even destroy, America’s weather forecasting and meteorological capability. However, the news stories generated by the NOAA intrusion contained an abundance of unsupported speculation.
SNC must end its protest over the loss of an award to deliver astronauts to the international space station. The company is not likely to quickly win its battle, and therein lies a serious problem for the future of commercial human spaceflight.