Battle for Mars

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There are more than 60 individuals who could write a check for their own space programs and the race to Mars is on! Shelly Palmer talks with Sukanya Krishnan and Jennifer Lahmers on Fox 5 New York. Original Airdate: July 23, 2019 Continue Reading →
Planet Bezos
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong took “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” becoming the first human being to walk on the moon. At the time, there were only two entities with the resources to accomplish a mission of this scale: America and its cold war rival, the Soviet Union. Today, there are more than 60 individuals who could write a check for their own space programs and the race is on! Continue Reading →

An Open Letter to Elon Musk

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From liftoff to the synchronous booster landing, the “rocket” part of the Space X Falcon Heavy mission demonstrated that space is now available to people (as opposed to countries). Thank you. I have been waiting for this moment since I was a kid. Continue Reading →
Alyssa Carson
When I was 13, I just wanted to be 14. Alyssa Carson, however, seems to be made of stuff that is sterner and more imaginative than most humans. She positively insists that she will be the first person on Mars. You might think this the quaint dreaming of an impressionable teen. But Carson told the Continue Reading →
SpaceX
We’ve been hearing from real-life Tony Stark inspiration Elon Musk about his hopes for sending humans to Mars for a few years now. But in a new interview, the SpaceX founder shares a vision that’s far more grandiose than building a small base on the fourth rock from the sun. He envisions a Martian metropolis Continue Reading →
Moon on Google Maps
It’ll be a long time (if ever) before someone sets foot on the moon again, but you can now go on a few lunar excursions of your own without leaving the comfort of Google Maps. Just pop into the ‘Earth’ view and keep zooming out — once you’ve reached escape velocity and can see our Continue Reading →
Rosetta
After a ten year journey through space, the European Space Agency’s satellite Rosetta has finally rendezvoused with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko—making it the first satellite to ever begin orbiting a comet. Referred to by ESA scientists as “the sexiest, most fantastic mission ever,” Rosetta spent the early hours of this morning conducting a series of maneuvers and Continue Reading →
Man-Made Biological Leaf
If humanity hopes to realize its dreams of exploring the stars, we’re going to need to find ways to recreate life on Earth aboard a spaceship. Simply stockpiling enough vital supplies isn’t going to cut it, which is what led Julian Melchiorri, a student at the Royal College of Art, to create an artificial biological Continue Reading →
Dragon v2
SpaceX is gearing up to be the first private company to put an astronaut in space with the Dragon V2, an updated version of its Dragon spaceship that would make space travel safer and more controlled for its crew. “When we first created Dragon 1, we had never made a spacecraft before,” SpaceX CEO Elon Continue Reading →