The idea of mining for valuable minerals on celestial bodies initially sounds like the stuff of science fiction or dreams of the distant future. However, today there are people who are willing to translate such conjecture into practice and to gradually turn these fantasies into a concrete business strategy. Read “The Cosmic Klondike" in the September issue of Popular Mechanics and learn what treasures can be found in the reaches of space.
In the Adrenaline column, read how the PM team participated in the Red Bull Soapbox Race and set a new world speed record. An interview with Paul Mascarenas, Ford Motor Company’s Chief Technical Officer and Vice President for Research and Innovation, reveals what the next two decades hold for the automotive world. In the Weapons section, the article “A Heavenly Hammer for Aircraft Carriers" details the history of rocketry.
Also in this issue:
The immature pioneers;
One and one-half football fields;
Life in the epicenter;
A science fiction short: “Undocumented Functions."