July 4, 2015 - To all my American readers a happy 4th of July. As a researcher bent on understanding the future and where humanity is going I seldom think about this within a cosmological context. But there are a whole bunch of people who called cosmologists and they have given us the Big Bang, the expanding Universe, and the big physics that governs how it all works.
July 3, 2015 - For humans to successfully endure a voyage to Mars and back NASA wants to have a better picture of where to land. So they want to deploy an airplane to fly over the surface.
June 25, 2015 - For future astronauts on Deep Space missions, a technology developed at University of California, could prove the difference between life and death.
June 19, 2015 - For sometime now as robot rovers and Martian orbiters study the geology of our neighbouring planet we have learned about its past. Mars some 4 billion or more years ago may have been warm and wet with an ocean covering much of the planet's northern hemisphere.
June 8, 2015 - Why would anyone want to put a human habitation on the "dark side" of the Moon? Well for one thing it really isn't dark.
May 28, 2015 - An RLV is a reusable launch vehicle. The American Space Shuttle fit that bill but it required significant maintenance between flights which drove up mission costs with two shuttles lost before the fleet was retired.
May 19, 2015 - Another NASA challenge was launched on May 16th, this one called The 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge. The goal to develop safe, sustainable off-world housing. Deadline to register is July 15th. Submission deadline is August 3rd.
May 17, 2015 - If NASA were only about human space flight one could argue that this, to many on the planet, would seem an unnecessary expenditure considering the many challengies humanity faces. But NASA is far more than missions to the International Space Station, or a future voyage to Mars.