Space

Opinion: Is There a Place For Spirituality in Space Science?

A top NASA official’s biblical remarks about the James Webb Space Telescope sparked an outcry. But they’re nothing new.

Will Space Force Protect Orbiting Gas Stations and Bases on the Moon?

As U.S. companies venture farther from Earth, whether the newest service will protect them remains under discussion.

Even NASA Seems Surprised by Its New Space Telescope

The $10 billion mission is working better than anyone could have predicted.

Who’s in Charge of US Space Policy?

Space professionals worry the National Space Council is ceding its defense portfolio.

Air Force Breakthrough Brings Space-Based Solar Power One Step Closer

Tomorrow’s remote military bases could be powered by a light-to-microwave tile that just passed a key test.

Space Force Has a Plan for Training Its Troops. Now It Must Figure Out What They Need to Learn

The newest service can’t train the same way its sisters do. It needs a new simulated environment.

Space Law Hasn’t Been Changed since 1967 – but the UN Aims to Update Laws and Keep Space Peaceful

Activities in space today are far more numerous and complicated compared to 1967, before humans had landed on the moon or Elon Musk had been born. Two experts explain the need for better laws to keep space peaceful.

The Pentagon’s New UFO Office Has a Specific Job

Defense leaders want to make sure they can spot and track “phenomena” trespassing over training ranges.

US Navy Will Upgrade Warships to Add Unnamed Space Capabilities

“Everything is classified” when it comes to space, one admiral complained.

Spacesuits and Lawsuits Put 2024 Moon Landing in Jeopardy

Two lunar-exploration spacesuits won’t be ready, a new report says, while bid protests have held up work on the lander.

Rocket Startup Could Get Huge Boost from Lockheed Martin Buying Aerojet Rocketdyne

Ursa Major is developing a family of rocket engines for commercial and defense customers.

US intelligence report on UFOs: No aliens, but government transparency and desire for better data might bring science to the UFO world

In 2020, Congress ordered a report on UFOs. The nine-page report doesn't say what the 144 sightings from 2004 to 2021 are, but does say that the government wants to learn more.

Will the Government UFO Report Show We’re not Alone?

An astronomy expert breaks down what he expects from the government UFO report and whether humans are alone in the universe."

Space Force to Absorb USAF Command to Run Launches, Research

The Space and Missile Systems Center will become Space Systems Command.

GovExec Daily: What Does the Pentagon Know About UFOs?

Nextgov's Brandi Vincent joins the podcast to discuss her podcast investigation into the Defense Department's Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force.