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Tim Fernholz

Tim Fernholz
Tim Fernholz covers state, business and society for Quartz.
Policy

Why Donald Trump Wants to Go Back to the Moon

It’s a promise that has been made by three previous presidents

CIO Briefing

The US Is Funding Silicon Valley’s Space Industry to Spot North Korean Missiles Before They Fly

The U.S. military doesn’t have the information it needs to stop an attack by North Korea. But officials believe they know where to get it.

CIO Briefing

U.S. Won't Launch a Military Space Corps—For Now

Russian and Chinese anti-satellite weapons testing has raised the profile of space conflict in recent years.

Emerging Tech

Donald Trump’s New National Space Council is Already Baffling the Space Industry

Holding an untelevised event on the Friday before a holiday weekend isn’t a way to gin up popular support for a bold space agenda.

CIO Briefing

For Trump’s Budget to Work, the US Will Need the Biggest Technology Boom Since World War II

In order to deliver both massive tax cuts and end U.S. borrowing within the decade, Trump’s budget forecasts the U.S. economy will grow at a real rate of more than 3 percent

CIO Briefing

US Space Firms Tell Washington: China Will Take Over the Moon If You’re Not Careful

The US space industry is prodding the US government into refreshing its outdated laws on commercial activity beyond Earth.

Emerging Tech

The Israeli Finalist in Google’s $20 Million Race to the Moon Won’t Make It to the Starting Line

The Google Lunar XPrize is a contest offering $20 million to the first private team to send a robot to the moon.

Emerging Tech

Space Tourism Companies Are Going to Write Their Own Safety Rules Because the US Government Can’t

The inaugural flights of these new ventures will be a leap into the unknown for the passengers.

Data

SpaceX’s Leaked Finances Show Elon Musk Is Betting Big on Satellite Internet

The company hopes to generate enormous revenue by selling internet service from space.

Emerging Tech

SpaceX Says it Figured Out Why its Rocket Exploded And Will Fly Again Within Days

In a statement, the space company said the problem had to do with special tanks inside the rocket’s engine.

CIO Briefing

First Voice Transmission from Space was Eisenhower Wishing Peace on Earth from a Nuclear Missile

The U.S. mission known as SCORE would transmit a human voice from orbit for the first time.