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Obama Says NASA Will Put A Human On Mars ‘By The 2030s.’ Can It?
JEFFREY KLUGER FEW THINGS MAKE A POST-1950S PRESIDENT APPEAR AS visionary as talking about going to Mars. At one point or another, almost all Presidents seem to do it. On Oct. 11, Obama joined the chorus, promising a public-private partnership to se
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A New Leader In The Suborbital Space Race
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The Miner’s Guide to the Galaxy
Two U.S. companies are determined to drill asteroids for space’s riches. But are they prepared to share the trillion-dollar sky with foreign competitors?
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An Unlimited Digital Universe With Wonder To Spare
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TIME’S SPACE WRITER SPENDS 24 HOURS INSIDE NASA’S SIMULATED MARS BASE IN HAWAII
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Your December Horoscope
It’s time to be a visionary. And you’ll have help: Saturn, the planet of long-range planning, Jupiter, the planet of abstract thinking, and Uranus, the planet of sudden change and progressive reasoning, are working together at the beginning of Decem
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Your November Horoscope
Now’s a great time to collaborate.
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Take time to develop your professional relationships.
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How Incentive Prizes Can Spark Innovation
IN 1927 CHARLES LINDBERGH BECAME the first solo pilot to fly nonstop across the Atlantic. The flight not only made Lindbergh famous; it also created the perception that flying was safe and available to the common man. And it was all sparked by a rewa
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Want To Go To Mars? Ron Howard’s New Series Gives Red Planet Fever A Boost
IT’S A FIRST-WORLD LUXURY TO LIVE in a country in which we can gripe about not having gotten to Mars yet. If we could land on the moon 47 years ago, why is Mars taking so long? The question is being asked more often lately, which makes it a good time
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The Great Rocket Race
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