For the vast majority of humans, celestial objects besides Earth can only be seen, not touched. On the one hand, this can be off-putting –…View More Why do you like to gaze at the stars?
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?
Writing about space exploration is arguably as important as the exploration itself. Without communicating what has happened and why it matters, support for space exploration…View More What is it like writing about the search for life on Mars?
Astrobiology is a rapidly growing area of space science. It is characterized by interdisciplinarity, bringing together perspectives from various scientific fields. It also addresses one…View More What is astrobiology and how does one enter the field?
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?
This year, Filling Space published over 60 interviews. The experts we interviewed all engage with space in interesting but very diverse ways. They include artists,…View More What were the top five reads on Filling Space for 2019?
Have you ever pondered the philosophical implications of space travel? Do you want to read about it, but don’t know where to start? That’s why…View More What are five books you should read about space philosophy?
It is difficult to start reading about a new topic. Especially with regards to outer space, the line between science and pseudoscience can be hard…View More What are five great space science books you should read?
Exploring Mars is tough. Robotic emissaries have been crawling over the planet’s surface for years, but they move slowly. Flying may be the next stage…View More Floating in the Atmosphere: Sailplanes on Mars
Space is marvelous but hostile. If humans intend to be spacefaring, we must identify and overcome major obstacles before colonizing our Solar System. Some think…View More How to Settle the Solar System