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Space Travel


Have humans reached the end of evolution? Not under these 4 scenarios

Is natural selection still a major force in human evolution? We've been taught to think the answer must be yes. But is it really true?

Space is Open for Business

Entrepreneurs are flocking to the final frontier, where Moore’s Law has unleashed massive, enduring opportunities.

Shoot for the Moon: Its Surface Contains a Pot of Gold

The cost of helium-3 has skyrocketed. Less is available now for medical uses – unless, of course, we begin mining it on the moon.

Why is Mars so important for humanity?

As seen from Earth, the big red dot in the night sky has caught the attention of humans since we started contemplating the universe.

How gene therapy could help astronauts survive deep space deadly radiation

NASA has turned to the fast-moving world of gene therapy to solve several potential medical issues facing astronauts on lengthy space missions.

Here’s what potential Mars colonists really need from Earth: A large gene pool

If we really want Martian colonies, we can’t send just a few Adams and Eves. We can’t set-up a Martian Jamestown of 100 people.

How to Go to Mars – To Stay

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 why?

We Must Be Our Own Kennedy

While in Kennedy's time the reason “Why?” was derived from war, this time it can be born of hope. It really is up to us.

It is time to return to the Moon, open Free Space and go to Mars

Wherever we go between here and Mars, the challenge is not as daunting as going from the Earth to the Moon in 1961.

Quest to colonize space demands boost from biotechnology, synthetic biology

Synthetic biology will become indispensable to establish a long-term human presence off-Earth, namely colonization.