Private Space Stations

With the International Space Station orbiting on borrowed time, what's the future of space stations? Are private companies going to launch their own stations into orbit?

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?

The NASA Twin Study

What is the Twin Study? What does NASA hope to learn from Mark and Scott Kelly? And how might it help us get to Mars?

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?

Water on Mars

You may have heard that NASA discovered evidence of flowing water on Mars. We take a look at previous discoveries involving H2O and the Red Planet as well as ask what does this new discovery mean?

Finding NEEMO

How does NASA test equipment and strategies for deep space here on Earth? Sometimes, they take the plunge underwater. Learn about the NEEMO program and what it means to be an aquanaut.

Setting Sail for the Stars

What is a solar sail and how does it work? We explain the technology and talk about current and future uses of solar sails.

The Dawn Mission

What is NASA's Dawn mission all about? What are they learning from Vesta and Ceres? And could Ceres have habitable oceans?

Balloons in Space!

Are balloons the next step in space tourism? We look at companies trying to get off the ground in the industry. And how high is space, anyway?

Shkadov Thrusters: Moving the Solar System

One day in the far future, we may have to abandon our home and set out to colonize a new part of the galaxy. But is it possible to take the entire solar system with us on the journey?