Our system works. Free people in a free economy who are free to exercise their dreams can do anything. WE can do anything. It is time to return to the Moon, open Free Space and go to Mars. It is time to open The Frontier.
David Baratoux, Institut de recherche pour le développement (...
The OSIRIS-REx satellite is scheduled for launch as early as September 3, 2016, and is slated to rendezvous with asteroid Bennu on August 2018. It will match speed with the asteroid and perform a touch and go sample mission sometime in late 2019.
Transhumanist Party supporters protesting against existential risk -- Photo by Daniel Sollinger Like many other people around the world, I am foll...
The concept of a Dyson Sphere is not a new one. It was first described by futurist writer Olaf Stapledon in his 1937 science fiction novel, Star Maker.
If we are ever going to make space travel happen, we need to have a far more realistic economic reason for embarking on such an undertaking, and 100-year-old memes are not a very good place to start the discussion.
Let's get this over with once and for all: We are going to Mars. The only questions are: When? Who? How? Which way? And, of course, why?
Asteroids are leftover rocks from the creation of the Solar System 4.5 billion years ago.
Much to the delight of scientists and technicians, the frigid sky over the snow-covered Siberian fields and villages remained clear as dawn approached.
A rocket can be fixed. A mindset has to be changed or those holding it made irrelevant.
Asteroids can help us understand our cosmic neighborhood, are great mineral deposits, but also present potential risks for humanity. We require more investment in telescopes, research and technologies to keep us safe.
My childhood books on geology had dramatic drawings of volcanoes belching steam into the atmosphere of a prehistoric and still-sterile Earth, suggesting that our planet was born with a subcutaneous reserve of water, waiting to be lanced to the surface by accommodating eruptions. As a kid, that sure seemed reasonable. But it's not true.
Sometimes you have to change course to get on course. And the first small step in doing so may be to realize you didn't really know where you were going in the first place - and why.
We all love gold, but the best and fastest way to get more of it is by doing what we have been doing for thousands of years. Learn geology, get lucky, and hope for a gold vein!
Like the dinosaurs, we and our fellow denizens of Earth may become the amber curios of a future civilization that ponders how species once so prevalent came to such a swift demise.