space exploration

Red Star Rising: Is U.S. Losing the Space Race?

On Sept. 29, 2011, the first module of a new space station blasted into orbit, initiating an era of space exploration different in one key respect: We didn't launch this station; China did. And while China's ascendance to space superpower confirms changes in the global economy, you shouldn't count the U.S. out of space just yet.

Obama's Plan to Scrap Moon Mission Blasted

President Obama's plan to scrap the Constellation space program designed to send U.S. astronauts to the moon is being blasted by senators from states with heavy space industries. The policy shift reignites questions about the mission of the U.S. space program and the role of private companies in that effort.