human spaceflight

Instead of Going Straight to Mars, Astronauts Should Make a Slingshot Past Venus First

Every 26 months, the orbits of both Earth and Mars conspire to make travel between the two planets shorter. Launching…

2 months ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 455: Your Practical Guide to Colonizing the Milky Way!

This episode was recorded live in St. Louis, MO at the Astronomy Cast Solar Eclipse Escape 2017, so there's only…

3 years ago

VP Pence Vows Return to the Moon, Boots on Mars during KSC Visit

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Vice President Mike Pence, during a whirlwind visit to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida,…

3 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – Mar 31, 2017: The IDATA Project and Afterglow Access

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: This week's special guests are Timothy Spuck, Kathryn Meredith, Dr. James Hammerman and Andreas…

3 years ago

Poopy Ideas Net $30,000 For Challenge Finalists

You may have thought that whole ‘going to the bathroom in space’ issue had already been resolved, with the International…

4 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – February 17, 2017: Samuel Mason, Director of the Tesla Science Foundation

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Samuel Mason is the Director of the Tesla Science Foundation, NJ Chapter. The mission…

4 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – June 10, 2016: Dr. Chris McKay

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: NASA Astrobiologist Dr. Chris McKay organized an August 2014 workshop to discuss the future…

4 years ago

How Do We Terraform Venus?

Given its similarities to Earth, there are many who believe we should terraform Venus, making it live up to its…

5 years ago

Scott Kelly Arrives Back On Earth and the USA from Year in Space! Enjoys Dip in His Pool

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - NASA’s first ever ‘Year in Space’ astronaut Scott Kelly was in good shape and smiling…

5 years ago

NASA Unveils Orion Pressure Vessel at KSC Launching on EM-1 Moon Mission in 2018

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - NASA officials proudly unveiled the pressure vessel for the agency’s new Orion capsule destined to…

5 years ago