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Stories of space travel, whether real, prospective, or completely in the mind.

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The First Black Astronaut and America’s Secret Outer-Space Spy Program

Major Robert Lawrence was trained by the Air Force in an elite Cold War-era program. This is why you've never heard of him.

He’s a Murderer With an Intergalactic Alibi. And She’s in Love With Him.

This is the story of a romance that just works — cosmic conspiracies, life sentences and all.

Scott McLeod Missed His Chance to Go to the Moon…But Landed the Love of His Life

As a young test pilot for the Apollo missions, he had one dream. It never took off — at least not the way he'd planned.

My Life on (Simulated) Mars

This is the true story of six strangers picked to live together in a geodesic dome, on top of a volcano, in a barren atmosphere chosen to replicate life in outer space.

The Aborted Launch and Meteoric Rise of Astronaut Ice Cream

The funky, freeze-dried snack that’s been embraced by backpackers, soldiers, and apocalyptic survivalists has one surprising secret: Among space explorers, it never took off.