Space tourism is a perennial hope. Someday, more humans than just trained astronauts will hopefully be able to look down on Earth from above. Plans…View More Why does space tourism matter?
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?
How do humans behave off-planet? In order to answer this question, one must have a variety of data sources which are then analyzed to reveal…View More How do astronauts behave on the International Space Station?
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?
The US military is one of the most important entities in terms of developing space infrastructure that has global repercussions. Perhaps the most obvious example…View More What impact does US military space infrastructure have on global society?
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?
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?
Australia played a central role in space exploration in the early years of the Space Age. Some argue there has been a lull since then…View More How should Australia participate in space exploration?
The US launch industry is in a state of rapid expansion. For the past several decades, government policies have promoted its development. In the last…View More Is the US launch industry experiencing a “bubble”?
Mercury, one of Earth’s rocky neighbors, is one of our Solar System’s most enigmatic planets. It is notoriously difficult to study due to its close…View More How did MESSENGER revolutionize our understanding of Mercury?