Do Black Lives Matter in Outer Space?

Elon Musk’s company, SpaceX, is ramping up its efforts to inhabit Mars, raising crucial questions about who gets left out of fantasies of space colonization.

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Nov 11, 2020 · 7 min read
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Artist Peter Williams explores Afrofuturist themes in this painting titled ‘He Was a Global Traveler.’ (Peter Williams, “He Was a Global Traveler,” 2020, oil on canvas, 72 x 96 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Luis De Jesus Los Angeles. Part of the exhibition PETER WILLIAMS: Black Universe.)

By Kimberley D. McKinson

On May 30, I tuned in to see the launch of the SpaceX Crew Dragon from Cape Canaveral…

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