04/26/2017

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Congress Routinely Calls for a Space Force, but This Time They Mean It

A prominent U.S. House representative is calling for a Space Force. This isn’t the first time Congress has asked for such a thing, but it might be time to take the call seriously.

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The Rocket Engine’s Unlikely Role in Shaping Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

As instruments of war and exploration, rocket engines have not only shaped history but revealed the values and priorities of the nations that build them. They intensified the Cold War, shaped the aftermath of the Soviet collapse, and govern our Russia policy today. As New Space stacks success atop success, they might herald the decline of NASA as the preeminent organization for landing humans on other worlds.

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“Are We Alone?” Top Scientists at Cambridge Science Festival Weigh In

A panel of scientists gathered at the Cambridge Science Festival to answer one of humanity’s biggest questions, “Are we Alone?”

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Celebrating Yuri’s Night 2017 at LA’s California Science Center

Now.Space author, Pauline Acalin, takes us behind the scenes celebrating Yuri’s Night 2017 at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

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Tears for Cassini and All the Other Spacecraft We’ve Loved before

Why do we get so attached to spacecraft?

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As SpaceX Proves Reflight Possible, Musk Reminds Us: The Ultimate Goal Is Reaching Mars

SpaceX proves that re-flight is possible, while CEO, Elon Musk, reminds us to keep our eyes on the prize: getting to Mars.

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The Many (Some Gross) Challenges of Enjoying Beer in Space

The fact is, if we colonize Mars, people are going to want beer. Here’s a plan of how to make it happen.