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Space Exploration

Groovy Moon Boots

How could haptic feedback motors improve the boots astronauts wear? And what are some other applications? See more »

The Environmental Price of Rockets

Do rocket launches have a significant environmental impact? And if our future has a lot more space travel in store, what does that mean for us? See more »

Reusable Rockets

From Blue Origin to SpaceX, the hottest topic in the private space industry is the reusable rocket. Why is it such a big deal and what does it mean for the future? See more »

To Pluto and Beyond

What have we learned from the New Horizons spacecraft so far? How has Pluto surprised us? And what's next? See more »

The Orion Spacecraft

The Orion space vehicle recently passed a major flight test. How will Orion fit into NASA's plans for the future of space exploration? See more »

Space Travel and Synthetic Biology

We can't carry everything we need for long space missions. Could synthetic biology help us produce stuff like biopolymers, drugs or even food? See more »

First Comet Landing in Human History

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Mars's MAVEN Mission

What is MAVEN and what is it looking for? We take a close look at NASA's spacecraft and what it might tell us about the red planet. See more »

Artificial Gravity

We tend to take Earth's gravity for granted. But without it, our bodies go on a long, sad journey of decline. Is there any way to create fake gravity so we can survive, thrive and even reproduce in space? See more »