In the Oct. 10 issue of SpaceNews,  Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump answer nine space policy questions in a SpaceNews exclusive while senior staff writer Jeff Foust breaks down Elon Musk’s chances of making it to Mars.

“The biggest questions, and skepticism, about SpaceX’s Mars plans revolve around schedules and budgets,” Foust writes. “Many of the other concerns become moot if SpaceX can’t find the funding needed to develop the spaceship and booster, or if it takes far longer than planned.”

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Brian Berger is editor in chief of and the SpaceNews magazine. He joined in 1998, spending his first decade with the publication covering NASA. His reporting on the 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia accident was...