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Op-ed | Envisioning the next 50 years in space

Fifty years ago, the Apollo 11 moon landing changed how the world viewed space exploration. For the millions of people who watched Neil Armstrong...

Open Lunar Foundation comes out in the open with its plan...

As shown in this artist’s conception, the European Space Agency is already laying plans for a “Moon Village” on the lunar surface, complete with...

Op-ed | Commercializing Space: Before a commercial LEO market can flourish,...

The last two decades have seen a great upswing in commercial space endeavors with hundreds of new companies formed and a few prominent billionaires...

Official: Europe Needs Its Very Own Space Force

Michael PeckSecurity, EuropeWill it happen?Official: Europe Needs Its Very Own Space ForceEurope should create its own military space force, just like America is planning...

IAI to partner with OHB on lunar delivery services

WASHINGTON — The Israeli company that built a privately funded lunar lander scheduled for launch next month is partnering with a German firm to...

No one has set foot on the moon in almost 50...

Get the Mach newsletter. SUBSCRIBE Jan. 4, 2019 / 9:26 AM GMT By Jason Davis No one has walked on the moon in almost 50 years, but...

Urban planning for the Moon Village

This article originally appeared in the Dec. 17, 2018 issue of SpaceNews magazine. The first thing to remember about Moon Village is that it’s not...

Former Google Lunar X Prize teams still working on lunar landers

LOS ANGELES — Two former competitors in the Google Lunar X Prize are continuing to pursue commercial lunar landers that could launch as soon...

Luxembourg government to continue commercial space initiatives after election

LOS ANGELES — A Luxembourg government official said Nov. 4 that he doesn’t think there will be any changes to the country’s commercial space...

Foust Forward | The moon bounces back

Mars gets eclipsed by the moon at annual gathering of world space leaders BREMEN, Germany — In recent years, the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) has...

Russian official sounds skeptical note about Gateway

BREMEN, Germany — A Russian space official said Oct. 1 that while his country is interested in lunar exploration, it’s not satisfied with participating...

ESA’s leader gets extra time for his vision of European space

This article originally appeared in the Sept. 24, 2018 issue of SpaceNews magazine. In July, the European Space Agency announced, with surprisingly little fanfare, that...

The moon is about to become a very busy place

Get the Mach newsletter.SUBSCRIBEMoon bases have long been a staple of science fiction, but a renewed push for lunar exploration suggests they’re on the...

Op-ed | On the verge of a space renaissance

We are entering a renaissance era in human spaceflight. Just as the European masters brought forth a magical period of learning, discovery, invention, fine...

Foust Forward | Third time’s the charm to return man to...

“Foust Forward” appears in every issue of SpaceNews magazine. This column ran in the Dec. 18, 2017 issue of SpaceNews magazine. The timing of the announcement was a surprise....

Op-ed | Next stop: the moon

The International Space Station has been a tremendous political and technical success. However, the ISS program is coming to an end in the next...

ESA’s tentative embrace of 3D-printed spacecraft parts

LOS ANGELES — While additive manufacturing is changing the way spacecraft are built, more innovation will come from combining advanced manufacturing tools with new...

Woerner: Cooperation should reign as spacefaring nations clean up Earth orbit...

BREMEN, Germany — European Space Agency Director-General Jan Woerner on Oct. 24 said cooperation should trump competition as the world’s spacefaring nations set out...

U.S. imposes new rules on state-owned Chinese media over propaganda concerns

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration said on Tuesday said it will begin treating five major Chinese state-run media entities with U.S. operations the...
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