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Space Travel


Space technology is improving our lives and making the world a better place. Here’s how

The global coverage of satellites offer a unique, fact-based perspective that can help us overcome our greatest challenges.

Deep-space travel, colonization may rely on genetically engineered life forms

As humanity looks outward, we ponder what kind of life we ought to take with us to support outposts and eventually colonies off the Earth.

For Human Survival – Look Up

To establish human settlements on the Moon, Mars or in the free-space between humans will have to again rapidly adapt.

Are we alone? If not, why hasn’t anyone dropped by Earth for a visit?

Are humans the only technological civilization that exists currently in the cosmos, or are we one of many?

The future of space colonization – terraforming or space habitats?

With Elon Musk looking to colonize Mars in the near future, the size and shape of humanity's future in space is difficult to predict.

Pregnancy: A Big Unknown for Human Mars Colonization

All in all, if we are going to start a colony on Mars, we have some homework to do when it comes to pregnancy.

Greening the Red Planet

Mars has sunlight and reservoirs of water, carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen. One planet lived and the other died. Perhaps we can make it live again?

Venus may have once been habitable: Can we make it that way again?

Data from NASA’s Magellan mission to Venus were found to support the idea of a once habitable Venus.

It’s Time for Robots to Mine the Asteroids

Counter intuitively, the primary obstacles are not technical. Rather it is government inaction, in both funding and regulation.

The Physical Effects of Living in Space Could Create a New Human Species

If early colonies are restocked with new recruits from Earth, physiological changes will be modest. But subsequent colonists may sever the umbilical.