Space Travel

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.

NASA Wants to Go to Mars

NASA says the first humans to land on Mars are already walking around on Earth today. How does NASA propose we get there?

Babies in Space? That's Heavy. (Part 2)

How would microgravity affect a baby's development in space? We look at what science has to say about it.

Babies in Space? Inconceivable! (Part 1)

What risk does cosmic radiation pose to the future of humanity and space travel? Would it be safe to conceive a baby in space?

Save Your Spacebucks

If private space travel is in our future, how can we make it affordable? We explore the proposals and projections.

Tourists In Spaaaaace!

Will space tourism become a reality for more than a handful of rich people? We look at the history and future of space travel for regular folks like you and me. But, you know, with more money.

Space and Junk

What is space junk? Where did it come from? Why is it a problem?

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.

Artificial Gravity: That's Heavy, Man

Sci-fi movies usually assume artificial gravity in space. Find out out more about artificial gravity in this blog post from Fw:Thinking.

If There's a Bright Center to the Universe

Binary star systems could host life-producing planets. Read about binary stars and extraterrestrial life in this Fw:Thinking blog post.