human space exploration

How Much Water Would a Self-Sustaining Moonbase Need?

As humanity returns to the Moon in the next few years, they’re going to need water to survive. While resupplies…

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Astronauts Could Deploy Extra Arms to Stay Stable on the Moon

Walking along on the surface of the Moon, as aptly demonstrated by the Apollo astronauts, is no easy feat.  The…

2 weeks ago

A Rotating Spacecraft Would Solve So Many Problems in Spaceflight

If you watch astronauts in space then you will know how they seem to float around their spaceship. Spaceships in…

2 weeks ago

Wireless Power Transmission Could Enable Exploration of the Far Side of the Moon

How can future lunar exploration communicate from the far side of the Moon despite never being inline with the Earth?…

2 months ago

Chickpeas Grown in Lunar Regolith Are Stressed but Reach Maturity

A recent preprint investigates how chickpeas have been successfully grown in lunar regolith simulants (LRS), marking the first time such…

4 months ago

Should We Send Humans to Mars?

Universe Today has explored the potential for sending humans to Europa, Venus, Titan, and Pluto, all of which possess environmental…

4 months ago

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…

4 months ago

NASA Astronauts are Trying Out the Starship Lunar Elevator

As NASA continues to ramp up efforts for its Artemis program, which has the goal of landing the first woman…

5 months ago

Should We Send Humans to Titan?

Universe Today recently examined the potential for sending humans to Jupiter’s icy moon, Europa, and the planet Venus, both despite…

5 months ago

The International Space Station Celebrates 25 Years in Space

NASA recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of the International Space Station (ISS) with a space-to-Earth call between the 7-person Expedition…

6 months ago