Space

An Atlas 5 rocket carrying the U.S. Navy's second Mobile User Objective System satellite launches at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on July 19, 2013.

The New Space Race

The latest front in a return to Cold War rivalry is the effort to build an all-American rocket for military launches.

Freshman Congressman Michael Waltz, a combat-decorated Green Beret, represents Florida’s 6th congressional district. (Rep. Waltz's website)

‘The 21st-Century Space Race Is On’

Michael Waltz, Congress’s first Green Beret, talks about the new Space Force and America’s budding commercial launch industry.

A Long March 3B rocket lifts off from the Xichang launch centre iin China's southwestern Sichuan province early on December 8, 2018. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Beijing’s Fight for the Final Frontier

U.S. commercial space efforts are being undercut by aggressive Chinese plans.

In Istanbul's Sariyer district, people wave flags as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during a campaign rally on March 29.
 (Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Our Best Weekend Reads

What’s at stake in Turkey’s local elections, and how the United States drives out Chinese talent.

Hsue-Shen Tsien, left, confers with his lawyer, Grant B. Cooper, during his deportation hearing on Nov. 16, 1950. (Bettmann Archive/Getty Images)

The Man Who Took China to Space

Hsue-Shen Tsien was driven out of the United States by political paranoia. Will the same happen to a new generation of Chinese talent?

A Soyuz-FG rocket booster carrying a spacecraft with Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina H. Koch lifts off from Kazakhstan on March 14. (Sergei Savostyanov/TASS/Getty Images)

Trump’s Space Force Gets the Final Frontier All Wrong

A new space race may be on, but the United States should opt for peaceful exploration rather than military presence.

An image grab taken from the state-run Islamic Republic of Iran News Network (IRINN) on Feb. 4, 2008 shows a large rocket fired from the country's first space center in a desert in northern Semnan province. (AFP/Getty Images)

Iran Is Mastering the Final Frontier

Tehran’s military is advancing ever farther into outer space—and the threat is bigger than Washington is letting on.

The main antenna of a Chinese deep space ground station in the Neuquén province, Argentina. (Argentina Presidency of the Nation)

U.S. Military Warns of Threat From Chinese-Run Space Station in Argentina

Defense officials are worried about a remote compound Beijing says helped it land on the far side of the moon.

U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a Missile Defense Review announcement at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, on Jan. 17. (Martin H. Simon - Pool/Getty Images)

Trump’s Muscular New Plan to Fend Off Russian and Chinese Missiles

The U.S. president rolled out the most ambitious missile defense strategy since the end of the Cold War.

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Defense in Washington on May 17. (Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank)

Trump Considers Firing Air Force Chief Over Space Force Pushback

The president appears to be tired of Pentagon officials slow rolling his orders.

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis arrives for a press conference at the Australia-U.S. Ministerial Consultations in Stanford, California, on July 24.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The Incredible Shrinking Defense Secretary

James Mattis accepts tactical retreats to retain influence with Donald Trump. But the losses are piling up.

Astronaut Bruce McCandless II participates in an extravehicular activity outside the Challenger shuttle during the STS-41B mission in April 1983. (NASA)

Trump’s Space Force Faces Hurdles in the Pentagon and Congress

The U.S. president's plan could put him at odds with his defense secretary.

On this episode of The E.R., Max Boot joins us to discuss his new book "The Road Not Taken."

Billionaires May be the Future of Space Travel

Privately funded space ventures are altering the industry … and, maybe, the final frontier itself.

NASA astronaut Mike Fossum, Expedition 28 flight engineer during a planned six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk Jul. 12, 2011. (NASA via Getty Images)

Mars-a-Lago: Can the Trump Administration Get Us Beyond the Moon?

Experts doubt a coherent space policy from the Trump administration.

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