space travel

Scientists Have Developed a Way to Make Human Skin More Protected from Space Radiation

Earth is a radiation cocoon. Inside that cocoon, the atmosphere and the magnetosphere keep us mostly safe from the Sun's…

1 year ago

New Ideas to Reduce Muscle Loss During Spaceflight

One of the obstacles to long space missions is the muscle loss that astronauts suffer from. It's called atrophy, and…

2 years ago

Is Human Hibernation Possible? Going to Sleep for Long Duration Spaceflight

We know trips in space will take a long time. Can we go to sleep for the journey and then…

4 years ago

Designing The Hanging Gardens Of Mars

Scientists are working on a system of growing food for astronauts while away from Earth for extended periods of time.

4 years ago

Preleminary Results In NASA Twins Study Released

NASA has released the preliminary results of their study of prolonged stays in space on the human body.

5 years ago

What are CubeSats?

Developed near the turn of the century, CubeSat technology has made space exploration and orbital research a lot more accessible.

5 years ago

Hawking Supports Tiny Spacecraft To Alpha Centauri

Stephen Hawking supports a plan to send tiny nano-spacecraft to the Centauri system within a generation.

5 years ago

Gender Generates Biological Challenges For Long Duration Spaceflight

Women are more susceptible to harmful changes in their microbiome during space travel. Understanding those changes will allow female astronauts…

5 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 400: State of the Universe

It's time for us to go back and catch up with all of the projects, news stories, weird star systems,…

6 years ago

Should We Go to Mars or Back to the Moon?

When humans finally blast off for another world, where will we be going? Will we return to the Moon, and…

6 years ago