The powerful launch vehicle from private business SpaceX may help open doors to the moon, Mars and beyond.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence released an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal focused on returning to the moon just before leading the first session of the National Space Council in over 20 years.
The deal's ambitions include lunar and deep space exploration, with a possible manned moon landing.
The two-stage space launch vehicle is designed to significantly advance Iran's satellite plans, but it also could advance the country's development of an ICBM.
Strikes and protests unfolding in France’s treasured, but distant territory, a key European launch hub that is pivotal to the French ability to project power both in the Western Hemisphere and in space, have renewed Paris' attention on its geostrategic value.
SpaceX was founded nearly 15 years ago with the goal of revolutionizing space flight by lowering costs through the creation of reusable launch vehicles. On March 30, it finally proved that such a feat is possible.
In a progressively multilateral world, the growing threat of weapons proliferation is a constant specter. Given the rapidly shifting landscape, the focus of arms control efforts will increasingly turn toward efforts at containing the spread of technology and weapons rather than the more difficult task of negotiating great-power deployment and use.
By Omar Lamrani
Looking for life beyond the solar system is its own kind of discovery.