Where does the universe begin, where does it end? Imagining such dimensions is no easy exercise. Against all odds, we go to great lengths to do so in this issue: The universe not only offers room for speculation about outer space or romantic reveries while looking up at the starry sky.
Even if it feels far away, it has a direct influence on our lives. We take a look at how much space is part of our everyday routines, for example when we are comfortably sitting on the sofa watching a live soccer match thanks to satellites and analyse how the technology we depend on also changes our understanding of who we are.
Moreover, we examine the complex relationship between politics and space activities and learn how space will change the wars of the future.
Among other things, the magazine deals with the problem of space debris, the role of government space agencies and the question of what it is like to live some 400 kilometers above the earth and to master everyday life in the International Space Station ISS in the most confined space. The works of the artist Protey Temen form an exciting interplay with the interesting interviews.
For this fifth issue, the fortytwo-team has not only ventured into space in terms of content, but has also broken new ground here on Earth: fortytwomagazine is now distributed by Slanted Publishers, an internationally oriented publishing house based in Germany, which is also responsible for the issue’s new design.
The interview magazine for those who wonder!