Space Exploration

Robotic Surgery for Astronauts

Under the Dome-like Thing

Can we make biospheres work? Colonizing the galaxy is going to require some tricky technology. Could we take our environment with us?

Did Mars Once Look Like This?

A new video simulation from NASA shows what Mars may have looked like with a warm atmosphere. Learn more in this Fw:Thinking blog post.

You Aren't From Around Here Are You

Why do aliens in science fiction films look like us more often than not? Is it likely we'll find aliens that look humanoid? Will alien life be carbon-based?

How to Mine an Asteroid

How do companies like Planetary Resources plan to mine asteroids? What will happen with the mined material? What's the timeline like for asteroid mining?

There's Platinum in Them Thar Asteroids

Private companies have announced plans for asteroid mining. Read about the outlook for asteroid mining in this Fw:Thinking blog post.

Space Is Trying to Kill Us: Further Reading

Space is trying to kill us. Learn more with Lauren's fabulous round-up of space exploration/murder resources in this Fw:Thinking blog post.

The Moon vs. Mars

Does it make sense to colonize the Moon? Should Mars be our first off-world colony? What are the challenges of space colonization?

Where No Man Should Go Ever?

What are the risks of manned space exploration? What are the limitations of unmanned missions? Is this the end of manned space missions?