During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union dominated space research. Now, we have entered a space age dominated by commercial interests rather…View More The African Space Race
PARO is a robotic baby seal that helps dementia patients and may someday provide companionship to astronauts. The therapeutic tool’s creator Takanori Shibata thinks…View More Creature Comforts in Space
Art that depicts space drives us to explore it. Well before astronauts left Earth, the work of the “father of modern space art” Chesley Bonestell…View More The work of space artists: visualizing the cosmos
There are plenty of ore-bearing asteroids above our heads. Accessing their resources presents a huge incentive for future space exploration. There is already a race among entrepreneurs to be…View More Trillions of Dollars Above our Heads: Asteroid Mining
“Where is everybody?” That is the question Enrico Fermi reportedly asked, summarizing the quandary: if the universe is so big, why haven’t we seen any aliens?…View More Is Life on Other Planets?
Popular culture is an important driver of public interest in space. Most people have watched Star Wars or Star Trek, and these artifacts inform…View More Independent Games Spur Interest in Space
Space exploration used to be an expensive endeavor, but this is no longer the case. Anyone with $40K can now send a satellite into orbit. Universities,…View More Cubesats Make Space Accessible