Tag Archives: Space Exploration

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Building Settlements on Mars May Have Just Gotten a Little Easier

New research by material scientists shows how it may be possible to build settlements on Mars using bricks made from the Red Planet’s own soil.


Congress Routinely Calls for a Space Force, but This Time They Mean It

A prominent U.S. House representative is calling for a Space Force. This isn’t the first time Congress has asked for such a thing, but it might be time to take the call seriously.


Protecting Planets in the Era of Private Space Exploration

Space exploration comes with many risks, including cross contamination between worlds. NASA has historically followed planetary protection protocols to prevent Earth bugs from getting to other planets, or vice versa. But ever-increasing commercial space activity is starting to put strain on the current system.


As If Astronauts Couldn’t Get Any Cooler, They Will Now Be Using Ziplines

If anything goes catastrophically wrong launching Boeing’s Starliner, astronauts will zipline to safety.


All Aboard! NASA’s First Rocket in 40 Years May Make Crewed Maiden Voyage

NASA’s SLS rocket may make its first flight with a crew, depending on the results of a feasibility study.


We’re Looking Forward to These Space Missions in 2017

If you find yourself needing some respite from 2016, gaze up—as always, space gives us something to look forward to. Here’s a round-up of 2017 missions.


What Resources Will We Mine in Space One Day?

Companies are already eyeing the many resources available in space. Here are a few resources that are the most appealing to mine.