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The Space Issue

A new space race is under way, fueled by scientists, visionaries, and dreamers who have set their sights on the moon. Meet the teams that are competing for a multimillion-dollar payday—and bragging rights. Success could mark the start of a new lunar industry, which has preservationists hurrying to protect the artifacts left behind after the first moon landings. And while we look to the moon for inspiration, astronaut Scott Kelly reflects on a year of looking back at Earth from the International Space Station in an exclusive excerpt from his upcoming memoir, Endurance.


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