From The Space Review, is this the beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning, of deep space human spaceflight? Charles E. Miller wanders; and Jeff Foust on the long-term vision thing. Big History raises some big questions about our place in the universe and our future trajectory as a species — above all, it forces us to ask: How unique are we humans? Back to the Final Frontier: Neil deGrasse Tyson lays out what it will take for America to remain the leading superpower in space. An excerpt from Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier by Neil deGrasse Tyson. From The National Interest, who should speak for the Earth? Paul Pillar on international and interplanetary relations. The "Wow!" Signal: One man's search for SETI's most tantalizing trace of alien life. Space mogul: David Owen on Richard Branson, Virgin Galactic, and space travel. Does E.T. believe in God? A review of Alone in the Universe: Why Our Planet Is Unique by John Gribbin. Will Oremus on the crazy, awesome plan hatched by billionaires to mine asteroids for platinum. Here are 6 myths everyone believes about space (thanks to movies).

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