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We Should Be Excited About the Next Five Years of Space Exploration. Here’s What’s Coming.

Introduction It should be hard for anyone with a sense of adventure and an optimism for the future to not be excited about the exploration of outer space. With every new mission into space comes the prospect for surprising and … Continue reading

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SpaceX’s rocket blew up. What’s it mean for commercial spaceflight?

139 seconds into flight on June 28th, 2015, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket experienced an “anomaly” in its upper stage and disintegrated off the coast of Florida. Lost among the billowing clouds of debris that marked the rocket’s demise were a … Continue reading

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The FY16 Budget for Humanitarian Development in Review, Pt. 1: Major Initiatives and Multi-Country Programs

With the release of the White House’s FY16 budget request, the priorities of the Obama Administration with regard to the development of democracy, governance, and human rights in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have come to light; naturally, … Continue reading

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