‘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.
Beijing’s Fight for the Final Frontier
U.S. commercial space efforts are being undercut by aggressive Chinese plans.
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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trump Considers Firing Air Force Chief Over Space Force Pushback
The president appears to be tired of Pentagon officials slow rolling his orders.
The Incredible Shrinking Defense Secretary
James Mattis accepts tactical retreats to retain influence with Donald Trump. But the losses are piling up.
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.
Billionaires May be the Future of Space Travel
Privately funded space ventures are altering the industry … and, maybe, the final frontier itself.
Billionaires May Be the Future of Space Policy. Here’s What They Want.
Space nations, UFOs, and Mars colonies are on the wish list.
Mars-a-Lago: Can the Trump Administration Get Us Beyond the Moon?
Experts doubt a coherent space policy from the Trump administration.
How SpaceX Launched a Chinese Experiment Into Space, Despite U.S. Ban
Where Congress sees security risks, private industry sees opportunity.
Pakistan Spurns Indian Offer to Join in Regional Satellite
Geopolitics are their own gravitational force.
News So Foreign It’s Out of This World: Scientists Discover Seven New Potentially Habitable Planets
Hopefully a few of the planets have oil so we can invade them.
Innovations: How to Live Like Matt Damon in ‘The Martian’
A super-powered micro-animal, a hacker-proof grid, and more.