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Space Exploration

NASA Shares Video Taken by Probe That Landed on Saturn's Moon

Inverse | Posted 01.20.2017 | Science

This article was originally posted on Inverse. By James Grebey Titan, the largest of Saturn's many moons, is one of the most fascinating bodies in...

This Is How The First Mars Colony Will Look

Alexa Sachs | Posted 12.14.2016 | Science

Elon Musk’s announcement earlier this year of his plans to send a manned mission to Mars by 2024 revitalized the public’s interest in outer space,...

What Does It Take to Fly by Pluto?

Vicki Cobb | Posted 11.21.2016 | Books
Vicki Cobb

In the old days, the usual practice for teaching the solar system was to have kids make models of the planets and suspend them from the classroom ceil...

What is the Best College to Attend if You Want to Be an Astronaut?

Quora | Posted 11.17.2016 | Science

Which is the best university to attend if one is interested in becoming an astronaut? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network whe...

Maybe We Can't Find Space Aliens Because They Got Snuffed Out

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 10.12.2016 | Science

With at least 100 billion planets in the Milky Way, you’d think at least one would have produced a race of intelligent alien beings. So how come we...

Female Astronomers Just Can't Seem To Catch A Break

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 10.17.2016 | Science

Gender bias may or may not exist elsewhere in the cosmos, but a jarring new study echoes previous research showing that it remains a problem for femal...

Obama Says Mars Will Be America's Next Giant Leap For Mankind

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 10.11.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Tuesday described how the United States, aided by private companies, is well on its way to traveling to Mars and eventually ...


Todd R. Miller | Posted 10.11.2016 | Science
Todd R. Miller

"'The Commander' tells the story of a retired astronaut who rediscovers his lust for life. Viewers watch as the man, surrounded by memories of the golden age of space exploration, sits solemnly, deep in reflection. When his son hands over the keys to a new Audi R8 V10 plus, he gets behind the wheel and relives the thrill of a rocket-like ride under the stars.

Why Mars? An Introduction To A 10-Part Series On Sending Humans To Mars

Chris Carberry | Posted 10.11.2016 | Science
Chris Carberry

Momentum is steadily and inexorably building toward sending human missions to Mars beginning in the 2030s. While this goal has been an integral part o...

To boldly go toward new frontiers, we first need to learn from our colonial past

The Conversation Global | Posted 10.08.2016 | Science
The Conversation Global

The idea that there's a moral imperative for humans to expand beyond Earth is echoed by influential proponents of space exploration. Tamara Craiu/Flic...

UN To Launch Space Mission For Nations That Can’t Afford Programs

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 12.19.2016 | Good News

The UN is helping developing countries reach for the stars. The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs announced last week that it will launch ...

The Power of Vision: Elon Musk and The Wright Brothers

David Sable | Posted 09.26.2016 | Business
David Sable

And the naysayers nayed... First a Tesla crashes, tragically killing its occupant/owner/"driver" while it was on autopilot And then.... The Falcon ...

2001: A Hate Odyssey

John C. Wathey | Posted 09.10.2016 | World
John C. Wathey

Plume of smoke from the burning World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, as seen from the International Space Station. Image Credit: NASA Something ...

A Look Inside The Hawaii Dome Where Humans Practiced For Life On Mars

National Geographic | Emma Mustich | Posted 09.08.2016 | Science

This post originally appeared on National Geographic. For most people, spending a year with five strangers in a small dome two-thirds of the way up ...

Space: (Still) The Final Frontier of Our Imaginations

David Vanderveen | Posted 09.20.2016 | Technology
David Vanderveen

My fascination with the white spaces on maps began before my earliest memories-- on an adventurous family trip to see Apollo 14 launch from the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A in Merritt Island, Fla., on January 31, 1971--exactly two weeks before my second birthday.

6 Scientists Just Spent A Year On Simulated Mars. Here's What They Learned.

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 08.29.2016 | Science

HONOLULU, Hawaii ― Sending humans to Mars presents enormous challenges, from the technological to the psychological. Perhaps no one understands the ...

China Unveils Images Of Mars Lander Due To Explore The Planet In 2020

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 08.24.2016 | World

China has showed off its first images of a rover it plans to send to Mars in mid-2020, which is designed to explore the planet surface for three month...

Why We Are Not Ready For Mars

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 07.26.2016 | Science
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

Before we go to Mars, certainly before we soil another planet, let's reframe the human associations we live with daily, with an eye toward how we will represent our species when we travel to other worlds.

The Night We Landed on Mars

John C. Wathey | Posted 07.20.2016 | Science
John C. Wathey

Image credit: NASA/JPL Exactly forty years ago today I experienced one of the greatest thrills of my life. It was the fulfillment of a childhood drea...

Virtual Space Travel Is Almost Here

Inverse | Posted 07.19.2016 | Technology

This article was originally posted on Inverse. By Neel V. Patel Let's kick things off with some depressing news first. Although the prospect of ta...

Alien-Hunting 19 Years After "Contact"

Inverse | Posted 07.19.2016 | Science

This article was originally posted on Inverse. By Sarah Sloat One of the most realistic parts of Contact is the blatant sexism that the brilliant ...

The Immigration Tide

Bogdan Marcu | Posted 07.10.2016 | Technology
Bogdan Marcu

It is estimated that 45 million immigrants will reside in the United States by 2017. The number can appear daunting. As an emigrant to the U.S. from R...

Scientists Discover Bizarre World With Three Suns, 300-Year Seasons

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 07.07.2016 | Science

“Star Wars” fans love Tatooine and its twin suns, but astronomers working with one of the world’s biggest telescopes have done Luke Skywalker’...

Why do we really need space travel?

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 06.10.2016 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

To paraphrase Einstein 'Passion without science is blind, and science without passion is lame'. The case for human expansion into the cosmos is often ...

Everything You Need to Know About Project Starshot

Quora | Posted 05.24.2016 | Science

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...