In 1947, a pilot spotted a fleet of “saucer-like” aircrafts speeding across the sky. It was only a matter of time until paranoia set in.
Every 10 years, astronomers weigh in on the state of their field. For the first time, they’re tackling Earth-centric issues like gender bias and diversity.
The history of the search for extraterrestrial life is a good way to understand the unintended consequences of fence-building and boundary-setting in other disciplines.
Space is getting closer, thanks to small, cheap “satlets” that network themselves to solve problems in flight.
Space entrepreneurs tend to share a fondness for libertarian principles. So before checking into your space hotel, be sure to read your Heinlein.
Maggie Guterl is the first woman to win the Big’s Backyard Ultra, an endurance running race so twisted and extreme it’s in a class of its own.
Dozens of revelers gathered near the top-secret base, purportedly hoping to glimpse some extraterrestrial life—but all they got were memes and selfies.
Joerg Arnu loves the secretive military base, documents it on an exhaustive fan site, and wants people to visit—just not all at once.
The intelligence community has plans for a telescope network that can see not just a blob in orbit but details such as a satellite’s solar panels.
SpaceX is teaming up with the maker of a space tugboat, which would nudge satellites around, clean up space junk, and do other orbital housekeeping.