Humanity’s engagement with space is often an international affair. In the case of the International Space Station, for instance, many countries have contributed to its…
Microgravity environments offer significant advantages for some kinds of scientific research. But accessing microgravity can be difficult. Traditionally, government-supported projects have dominated the field. This…View More How do you help scientists access microgravity?
Astrophotography is a hobby that allows one to immediately connect with the cosmos. It can be daunting, though. The Internet is full of amazing images…View More What’s it like starting astrophotography as a hobby?
There are many ways to engage with space. One required skillset, if humanity is to establish a more permanent presence off Earth, is electrical engineering.…View More How does electrical engineering inform off-planet food production?
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?