Space Exploration

Groovy Moon Boots

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

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?

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?

To Pluto and Beyond

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

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?

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?

First Comet Landing in Human History

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.

Send a Message to an Asteroid ... and Back!

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?