As seen from Earth, the big red dot in the night sky has caught the attention of humans since we started contemplating the universe.
NASA has turned to the fast-moving world of gene therapy to solve several potential medical issues facing astronauts on lengthy space missions.
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.
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?
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.
Wherever we go between here and Mars, the challenge is not as daunting as going from the Earth to the Moon in 1961.
Synthetic biology will become indispensable to establish a long-term human presence off-Earth, namely colonization.
The global coverage of satellites offer a unique, fact-based perspective that can help us overcome our greatest challenges.
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.
To establish human settlements on the Moon, Mars or in the free-space between humans will have to again rapidly adapt.