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Is This What War Will Come To?
Even as the Pentagon struggles with the low-tech reality of war in Iraq, it looks to increasingly bizarre-sounding technology for next-gen fighting systems. On the following pages, five chapters from the Pentagon's sci-fi future.
The China Syndrome
With little cash and lots of ingenuity, the newest von Braunian enters the scene.
The Von Braunian
999 Dollars for Knowing Where to Bang
Days with Two Sunrises and Your Dinner in a Cup
My Rocket is Going to Get You to LEO!
...and other rallying cries from the fringes of the final frontier.
One mission to turn a high-speed comet into a piÃ±ata.
Was Einstein wrong? Gravity Probe-B will tell.
Last One to Mars is a Rotten Egg!
Even before President Bush officially announced the rebranding of NASA
Beyond NASA: Dawn of the Next Space Age
Burning with DIY ambitions, entrepreneurs are launching rockets, planning microgravity experiments, designing space hotels--and elbowing government out of their way.
To the moon