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Opinion – Spacesuits, Shmacesuits; No Need for Human-Led Forays into Space

It looks like mankind won’t be going back to the moon … on schedule, at least. According to a recent report by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) inspector general (IG), astronaut suits have been delayed by two years due to an array of technical, funding, and COVID-related challenges. But, the unavoidable conclusion, “a lunar landing

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Space tourism – 20 years in the making – is finally ready for launch

Space tourism has been slow to get off the ground. Nadia Bormotova/iStock via Getty Images Plus Wendy Whitman Cobb, US Air Force School of Advanced Air and Space Studies For most people, getting to the stars is nothing more than a dream. On April 28, 2001, Dennis Tito achieved that lifelong goal – but he

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