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After nearly a decade’s worth of Mars-oriented development, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s recent speech to the newly-resurrected Space Council has put the red planet…View More Shooting for the Moon: A Global Competition
It sounds like a classic Shakespeare. A rogue nation spends the first three acts peddling influence with foreign power-broking structures and causing general mayhem. The…View More The Unexpected Disappearance of the Government Meddlers
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