Space Exploration

Plants Growing in Space are at Risk from Bacterial Infections

I have spent the last few years thinking, perhaps assuming that astronauts live off dried food, prepackaged and sent from…

5 months ago

Chinese Firm Successfully Tests a New Reusable Booster

The sight of a Falcon-9 rocket landing in an upright orientation is not an unusual sight. It seems that the…

5 months ago

Private Axiom Mission 3 is Off to the Space Station

A few decades ago, the idea of private individuals travelling to the International Space Station was as much science fiction…

5 months ago

Future Mars Helicopters Could Explore Lava Tubes

The exploration of Mars continues, with many nations sending robotic missions to search for evidence of past life and learn…

5 months ago

Spending Time in Space? Maximize Your Health with this Space Salad

Space exploration carries with it many challengs and one of them is eating, or more accurately the provision of food.…

5 months ago

Communicating With a Relativistic Spacecraft Gets Pretty Weird

Someday, in the not-too-distant future, humans may send robotic probes to explore nearby star systems. These robot explorers will likely…

6 months ago

Simulating How Moon Landings Will Kick Up Dust

When spacecraft land on the Moon, their exhaust strikes the powdery regolith on the lunar surface. The Moon has low…

7 months ago

Imagine What Life Would be Like on a Giant Rotating Space Station

Inspiration can come in all forms, but one of the best ways to convey ideas and get people excited about…

8 months ago

The Outer Space Treaty was Signed in 1967. Can it Handle the Future of Space Exploration?

In a recent study submitted to the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society for the 8th Interstellar Symposium special issue,…

9 months ago

Is Humanity Ready to Realize the Dream of Interstellar Travel?

For generations, humans have dreamed, speculated, and theorized about the possibility of journeying to distant stars, finding habitable planets around…

10 months ago