With China’s space program becoming more impressive every year, there is growing talk about competition in space between Beijing and Washington. In this context, an…
With China’s space program becoming more impressive every year, there is growing talk about competition in space between Beijing and Washington. In this context, an…View More How did Qian Xuesen contribute to American and Chinese space programs?
To live off-planet, humanity will need to learn to use limited resources efficiently. The technologies we develop to support sustainable habitation are important off-planet. They…View More How do you engineer sustainable human habitation in space?
One fascinating way to engage with space is through art. The work of artists spurs thinking about our place in the cosmos, which ultimately affects…View More Why do you make space-themed ceramic art?
Astrophotography is one of the most immediate ways we as humans can engage with the cosmos. Taking photos allows us momentarily to escape from our…View More Why do you love astrophotography?
Humanity’s engagement with space is often framed as an area dominated by the so-called STEM disciplines: science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Social sciences play a…View More What relevance does sociology have for humanity’s engagement with space?
We live in an era often characterized as experiencing the “democratization” of space. One company doing interesting work in this respect is Nanoracks. It has…View More How does Nanoracks go about democratizing access to space?
As far as we know, life only exists on Earth. How, then, does one combine interests in space and biology? One option is astrobiology, the…View More Why do you study space biology?
Earth observation (EO) is fascinating. Using spaceborne sensors, humanity is now able to look down and understand itself, its planet, and the relationship between the…View More What excites you about working in Earth observation?
At first glance, space and archaeology seem diametrically opposed. Space exploration belongs to the future, and archaeology focuses on the past. In fact, archaeology is…View More What relevance does archaeology have for space?
In 2019, Singaporean engineer and entrepreneur Lim Seng attempted to cross the Armstrong line, which is approximately 20 kilometers above sea level. The mission was aborted when the…View More Why do you want to bring a Singaporean across the Armstrong line?