July 2019

Features

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Where NASA Went Wrong

Sep 30, 1986 By Al Reinert

The seeds of the Challenger disaster were sowed long ago, in the space agency’s conflict between its ideals and its politics.

Oral History
Walking on the Moon

Jul 20, 2009 By Katy Vine

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made history as the first humans to set foot on the surface of the moon. Forty years later, the researchers, astronauts, engineers, scientists, and NASA officials who made the voyage possible remember the day the Eagle landed.

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Lust in Space

Jan 20, 2013 By S. C. Gwynne

The lovesick antics of diapered astronaut Lisa Nowak are some combination of funny and sad but seemingly not revealing of anything larger, until you realize that her tragic, tabloidy breakdown says everything you need to know about NASA’s many troubles.

The State