If humans want to expand beyond Earth in an optimal way, we’ll need novel language to keep pace with novel technologies.
55 years isn’t long, but look back at the technology and politics of the first human spaceflight and it seems like a different planet.
Joint military exercises scheduled for 2015 have fueled fresh speculation about the possibility of a growing alliance between the two countries.
The Soviet Voskhod spacecraft was a hollowed out Vostok with almost no safety provisions. And it worked.
If you've read Tom Wolfe’s canonical space history “The Right Stuff,” or seen the famous movie adaptation, you know something of the grueling selection process of America’s Mercury astronaut.