FeaturesTHE HUMAN FACTOR
Flying Orion to the moon will take astronauts out of low Earth orbit for the first time since the 1970s. What are NASA and Lockheed Martin doing to keep Orion astronauts safe for those missions?
‘YEAR OF THE TELESCOPE’
NASA is pushing development of the Webb telescope into a critical assembly and test phase at a time when investigators at the Government Accountability Office warn there is little room left for error.
ANALYSIS: BRINGING CHINA INTO THE SPACE FOLD
Faced with an increasingly active Chinese space program, the U.S. has adopted a “keep your competitor close” strategy.
by Marco Cáceres TAMING THE UNMANNED SKIES
Safety technologies and regulations have lagged far behind the exploding market for small unmanned aircraft.
by Debra Werner and Philip Butterworth-Hayes