Kai Gallagher

A Well-Oiled Machine

Every year, the robotics team of Palo Alto High School spends the first six weeks of second semester designing and building a robot. Staff writer Kelly Shi chronicles their journey in this issue's cover package.

Smoke Trails

California's rocketry laws are some of the strictest in the U.S. But here in the quiet of NASA's Moffett Field, the hobby persists.