Space

GovExec Daily: How Do You Avoid Collisions in Space?

Former Administrator of NASA Sean O'Keefe joins the podcast to discuss traffic management in low Earth orbit.

Managing Space Traffic in an Increasingly Congested Orbit

Report looks at how the federal government can best meet its responsibility for improving space situational awareness and coordinating space traffic management activities. 

‘Thanks for Flying SpaceX’

After a successful splashdown, SpaceX is poised to take over the job of shuttling American astronauts to space.

NASA's Big Move to Search for Life on Mars – and to Bring Rocks Home

This summer, NASA's Mars Perseverance rover is taking the next giant leap in our search for signs of life beyond Earth.

Expect More Wargames, Attention and Allies in the Arctic, Say Air and Space Force Chiefs

The first Arctic strategy of the Space Force era declares the region vital for US satellites and nuclear missile defenses — and in need of a lot of foreign help.

Despite a Skyward Mission, NASA Shaped the Study of Life on Earth

Born of a bitter, militaristic space race, NASA served as an unlikely catalyst for a revolution in biology.

New Space Strategy Is Heavy on ‘Winning,’ Light on Details

The first major update in nine years set out more forceful goals, but leaves gaps.

A Historic Docking, 250 Miles Above Earth

Two NASA astronauts just arrived at the International Space Station in a SpaceX capsule.

The Thorniest Subject at NASA Right Now

The space agency is carefully following pandemic measures. Elon Musk thinks they’re overblown. But both are going to the moon together.

Astronaut Advice: How to Cope with Social Distancing

If you think social distancing is tough, imagine doing it in space. Veteran astronaut Michael E. Fossum offers some tips on coping with isolation.

The Mission NASA Doesn’t Want to Postpone

So far, the pandemic isn’t stopping the space agency from moving forward with a historic SpaceX launch next month.

How to Survive Pandemic Re-entry

Astronauts have given us some useful tips for surviving isolation, but we’ll need more to weather a pandemic.

The Coronavirus Has Tied Us to Earth

Space missions around the world are on hold—a poignant reminder of how the pandemic has upended civilization.

100 U.S. Soldiers to Transfer into Space Force in 2021

The Army is the first branch outside the Air Force to announce initial plans regarding the new branch of service.

NASA Will Only Tolerate So Much Danger

An investigation into what really went wrong with Boeing's last space mission turned up serious issues.

NASA Mission Finds Its First Exoplanet that May Be Habitable

Thanks to NASA's TESS spacecraft, scientists have discovered two amazing new worlds: A potentially habitable exoplanet and one with two suns.

Space Force Is Go for Launch, But ‘Thousands’ of Decisions Remain

The 2020 defense authorization act ushers in the first new service branch in 72 years.