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June 2017

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A mid-air tourist flight. The author is second from the left.

Up in the Air

Entrepreneurs predict there will be thousands of us living and working in space. Our correspondent takes off to see what that feels like

Aubrey de Grey says, “There’s no such thing as aging gracefully.”

Life Without End

Backed by the digital fortunes of Silicon Valley, biotech companies are brazenly setting out to “cure” aging

Bjarke Ingels

Designing Tomorrow

The star architect is mapping out a new daring plan for the Smithsonian

Exoskeletons

Thinking Outside the Bots

In the world’s most futuristic city, a tech-obsessed novelist confronts the invasion of mesmerizing machines

Departments

Discussion

Reader responses to our May issue

Global Ambition

A towering tribute to the future past—and one man’s ego

Launched Into Memory

Michael Soluri captures these strangely evocative traces of America’s heroic extraterrestrial journeys

The First Shock Jock

Newly discovered tapes resurrect the angry ghost of Joe Pyne, the original outrageous talk show host

Chariot of Fire

The racecar tore up the track and dazzled fans at the legendary competition—and then vanished

Lucky Break

Margaret Treacy was the namesake for a breakthrough medication

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