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Space exploration

Space exploration news and analysis from The Nation

  • August 30, 2007

    NASA Scientists Challenge Security Rules

    Wary of government efforts to silence global warming research, scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab and Goddard Space Flight Center are going to court to block new security rules.

    Dave Lindorff

  • April 21, 2005

    DeLay’s Grab for NASA

    When it comes to ethics violations, the sky is no longer the limit.

    David Corn

  • June 30, 1969

    Space Is Not Black

    Days before the Apollo 11 launch in 1969, The Nation lamented a government that spent freely on white astronauts, engineers, and contractors, but could not find jobs at home for its black population.

    Jack Robertson

  • January 13, 1969

    The Moon Will Wait

    In early 1969, Nation editors were skeptical about the space race, and NASA’s “juvenile, brutal approach” in rushing to get a man on the moon.

    The Nation