Scientist Angelo Vermeulen on a Mars mock-up in Hawaii. NASA has big plans for Mars in the coming decades, including intentions to blast a fifth rover onto the planet’s surface by 2020 and send a manned mission by 2030.
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Hangar One What would you do with a 350,000-square-foot hangar built to house helium airships for the U.S. Navy if you were Google, Inc.? Would you use the cavernous interior for building and testing new robots, planetary rovers and other space or aviation technology?
Below the surface there exist deposits of water, rare minerals, and other substances not so common here on Earth. Instead of NASA resupplying the International Space Station, private corporations have taken on that job. Mars One has just as good a chance as NASA does at establishing a permanent colony on Mars. Even the Moon, which […]
NASA is taking steps that could lead to colonization of other planets. NASA is working on plans to make water, oxygen, and hydrogen on the surface of the Moon and Mars. It is vital that we find a way of extracting these vital gases and liquids from moons and planets if we ever want to […]
The Pengheng Space Capsules Hotel in Shenzhen, China. Would you like to travel to space but the cost of a Virgin Galactic flight falls outside of your budget? You might want to consider a trip to China instead.
Abigaille, a robot inspired by the gecko. Inspired by the gecko, a robot that crawls up walls has taken a small but important step towards a future in space, scientists said on Thursday. The tiny legged prototype could be the forerunner of automatons that crawl along the hulls of spacecraft, cleaning and maintaining them, the […]
SpiderFab 3-D robotic printer Since the 1970′s, space-based solar power has been a futuristic fantasy but the advent of 21st century 3-D printing may bring it a step closer to reality. (Video)
“I don’t know of any astronauts who think we’re alone in the universe,” Chris Hadfield. Chris Hadfield is a reasonable man. He is a former astronaut, former commander of the International Space Station, and a social media superstar.
An American Columbus for the space age should generate space colonies with a population of 300,000 people within about 25 years of the start of space colonization. Columbus Day is celebrated on the second Monday of October in the U.S. Many countries in the New World and elsewhere celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival […]
Falcon 9 rocket SpaceX, Elon Musk’s commercial space company, has just launched a Falcon 9 rocket into orbit carrying a Canadian Space Agency satellite, CASSIOPE. Part of the satellite’s payload is Cascade, a prototype for a super-fast space-borne file-transfer system—a kind of digital courier service.