Oversight

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.

Tech

There’s Nothing Historic About Biden’s NASA Pick

After 62 years, the space agency will have to wait a little longer for its first female leader.

Tech

The Simple Task That Mars Made Impossible

NASA spent nearly two years trying to wrangle a probe designed to burrow into the planet’s soil.

Defense

Air Force Recommends Space Command Move to Alabama

With one week left on the job, Secretary Barrett picked Huntsville. The decision, however, is not final.

Defense

US Space Force Becomes 18th Member of U.S. Intelligence Community

Growing threats to U.S. space assets require more intelligence collaboration, senior official says.

Defense

Boots on The Moon Are Going to Have to Wait, Space Force General Says

NASA’s astronaut program is the quickest way to space for military personnel. 

Tech

GovExec Daily: NASA's New Space Toilet Project

Nextgov's Brandi Vincent joins the podcast to discuss the Universal Waste Management System.

Tech

The Future of Space is Female

NASA is sending a woman to the moon and putting women among its highest ranks, part of a concerted push toward inclusivity in an industry long dominated by men.

Tech

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.

Management

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. 

Tech

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.

Defense

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.

Tech

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.

Defense

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.

Tech

A Historic Docking, 250 Miles Above Earth

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

Tech

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.

Tech

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.

Tech

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.

Tech

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.

Tech

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.

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