Leonard David has been reporting on space activities for nearly 50 years. He is the 2010 winner of the prestigious National Space Club Press Award and recently co-authored with Apollo 11’s Buzz Aldrin the book “Mission to Mars — My Vision for Space Exploration,” published by the National Geographic Society.

The latest from Leonard David

  • A new look for life on Mars
    From the Magazine

    A new look for life on Mars

    Next year, multiple nations are launching spacecraft to Mars, drawn once again to help unravel the complexities of that world and tease out clues as to whether or not it could be an extraterrestrial habitat for life.

  • China’s long march to the moon
    From the Magazine

    China’s long march to the moon

    Chinese engineers are wrapping up work on the Chang’e-5 lunar mission for a targeted November launch atop a Long March 5 booster. It will depart from the newly completed Wenchang Space Launch Center in south China’s Hainan Province. If successful, this robotic mooncraft would carry the first lunar samples returned to Earth in over 40 years.


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