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?
At first glance, space and archaeology seem diametrically opposed. Space exploration belongs to the future, and archaeology focuses on the past. In fact, archaeology is…View More What relevance does archaeology have for 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?
Outposts off planet are a sure sign of humanity’s deepening engagement with space. To date, the most significant one has been the International Space Station…View More How have space stations evolved?
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?
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
Space Origami is a team of science and engineering students that plans to use DNA to construct three-dimensional structures in outer space. After winning support…View More Featured Project: Space Origami
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