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The Plan to Seed Life on Alien Planets

The 50th anniversary of "Earthrise" is the perfect opportunity to think about sending Earth's life to the stars.
Becky Ferreira
12.21.18
Star Talk

We Need a New Vocabulary to Talk About the Human Future in Space

If humans want to expand beyond Earth in an optimal way, we’ll need novel language to keep pace with novel technologies.
Frank White
6.25.18
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Families Tell Us Why They Decided to ‘Bury’ a Loved One in Space

Celestis is the first and only private company to have successfully launched a memorial spaceflight.
Frank White
4.12.18
Path of Totality

Inside the Thriving Subculture of Eclipse Chasers

“The experience is just so powerful that it becomes a major driving force in our lives.”
Becky Ferreira
8.7.17
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Bezos and Musk Are Shaping the Worldviews of Future Space Settlements

“People living in free space near the Earth will remain Earthlings. People who settle Mars will become Martians.”
Frank White
7.3.17
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How NASA’s Longest Space Dweller Sees Earth

“Jeff’s Earth” chronicles veteran NASA astronaut Jeff Williams’ 2016 stint in space.
Becky Ferreira
1.3.17
Features

Seeing Earth from Space Is the Key to Saving Our Species from Itself

The Overview Effect is the motivational kick-in-the-butt we need to save humanity from extinction and journey beyond our home world.
Becky Ferreira
10.12.16
Music

This Music Simulates the Awe-Inspiring Feeling of Seeing Earth From Space

Motherboard exclusively premieres Roger Goula's new single from Overview Effect-inspired album.
Ben Sullivan
10.4.16
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The Metaphysical Astronauts

Why so many astronauts like Edgar Mitchell have life-changing epiphanies in space—and return to Earth forever changed.
Dave Simpson
2.11.16
News

The First VR Camera in Space Allows You To Be an Armchair Astronaut

“540 people experiencing space is a novelty. One million people experiencing it is a movement.”
Becky Ferreira
8.10.15
Terraform

The Overview Effect

Dolores followed the instructions from Ground Control and brewed the mushrooms into a tea.
Claire L. Evans
11.17.14
Motherboard Blog

America's First Space Walker Didn't Want to Come Back

On June 3, 1965, Ed White stepped out above Hawaii and, for twenty minutes, became the first American human spaceship.
ALEX PASTERNACK
6.3.13