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Critics of space exploration say we need to fix Earth before aiming for the stars, but science shows that space travel makes you care much more about the planet’s future.
A recent Pew study about American attitudes on space exploration may seem like exciting news for NASA and space exploration advocates, but it doesn’t ask the questions that really matter.
New designs for potential single stage to orbit space planes won't replace rockets. But they could handle crews while the rockets handle cargo.
Combining the expense and inconvenience of a rocket launch with the noise and danger of hypersonic flight, this space liner is very unlikely to ever take off.
Just how realistic is Elon Musk's 80,000 person outpost on Mars given enough time and money?
Giving until it hurts is a feel good battlecry, not a viable strategy for development and progress.
Playboy wants an adults-only luxury hotel in space. This is a great idea and not because of the implication.
We absolutely want private companies to go explore space and take paying customers with them, but we'll also need a fair bit of regulation.
It would be nothing short of self-sabotage not to use the Moon as a dress rehearsal for deep space missions and a hub for future astronauts.
NASA's ability to hit ambitious future targets has to rely on private companies willing and eager to get to space, not traditional defense contractors.