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?
Robots are critical for expanding humanity off-planet. They help not just with exploring distant parts of the universe, but also with advancing our economic activity…View More How will robotics advance the space economy?
One of the great benefits of engaging with space is being able to look back on our own planet. Earth observation is an active area…View More How does one commercialize Earth observation?
One of the most interesting worlds in this solar system is Titan, the largest moon of Saturn. It has a climate that in some ways…View More What do we know about Titan, Saturn’s largest moon?
Making art about future human space exploration catalyzes the very thing it depicts. Suggestive imagery inspires future generations to advance humans’ expansion into the cosmos.…View More How do you make art that depicts exploring outer space?
If there’s any demographic that seems to dominate the space industry, it’s straight white males. But hopefully that is changing. Many organizations and individuals are…View More How does one address gender inequality in the space industry?
It is common knowledge that during Cold War, international competition between the United States and the Soviet Union. Less known, perhaps, is that the rocket…View More Spaceflight History: Nazi Rocketry
Among our solar system’s planets, Mars seems a likely spot for future human habitation. Elon Musk is developing an interplanetary vehicle that may someday…View More The Martian Subsurface: A Shielded Environment for Life?
If we are to sustainably explore other worlds, we need to grow plants in space. The importance of space botany to life off Earth…View More Plants in Space: Seeding Sustainable Exploration