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?
The first living organism on Earth emerged approximately three and a half billion years ago. Since then, life has evolved into countless forms and colonized…View More Deflecting Existential Risk with Space Colonization
With regards to space art, one doesn’t typically think of finger-painting. Instead, photography or even music are more expected mediums. But space finger-paintings do…View More Finger-painted Nebulae
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?
Recently, an interstellar object named ‘Oumuamua entered our solar system. It was the first such observed object in recorded history. Scientists were thus already watching…View More Mainstreaming SETI: ‘Oumuamua and Light-sails
Space is becoming popular with billionaires. Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Richard Branson all have their eyes set on the stars. Their ventures signal…View More Space Capitalism: Laissez-faire in the Heavens
Space travel is fundamentally a marvel of engineering, so it is no surprise that artificial intelligence is helping advance our exploration of the universe.…View More Artificial Intelligence: Advancing Space Exploration
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
International politics is a tough game; countries have no one to turn to but themselves. Despite best efforts to create international institutions that promote…View More Nations Compete in the Space Club
During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union dominated space research. Now, we have entered a space age dominated by commercial interests rather…View More The African Space Race