Is it important to keep our nighttime skies dark? There has been significant debate lately about this topic, spurred by the growth of satellite constellations.…View More Why should we keep our nighttime skies dark?
How did life originate on Earth? This is still an open question. It is furthermore one that relates to the field of astrobiology – knowing…View More What does Australia’s outback teach us about astrobiology?
It used to be that space missions were carried out by large governments. During the Cold War, Washington and Moscow led humanity’s engagement with space.…View More What is happening in the space sector in Taiwan?
The Apollo program is well-known both inside and outside the space community. Its achievements are important benchmarks in humanity’s engagement with space. Much focus is…View More What are the hidden tales of the Apollo program?
Orbital mechanics are not an obvious subject for a coloring book, but the result can be beautiful. It can also be inspirational for children today…View More Why would you create a coloring book about orbital mechanics?
Much fanfare is made about successful spacecraft missions. But what about those spacecraft that were never built? They deserve interest, too. We spoke to Samuel…View More What interesting spacecraft missions never happened?
There is much buzz in the news nowadays about sustainability in low Earth orbit (LEO). With the rise of megaconstellations, fears of space debris and…View More How should we sustainably govern low Earth orbit?
Forward contamination, meaning infecting other parts of the Solar System with life from Earth – how big a deal is it? Science fiction has long…View More How big a deal is forward contamination of other planets?
There is growing concern about the militarization of space. Oftentimes, discussions about this topic focus on the larger space powers – the United States, Russia,…View More How should Australia respond to space militarization?
There is renewed interest nowadays in space mining. There was similar interest in space mining during the Cold War, when international agreements were developed to…View More How do international laws regulate space mining?