Space Travel

Ad astra per aspera

NASA's Newest Interstellar Concepts Rely on Huge Laser Arrays and Gravity Surfing

Interstellar travel is evolving into a legitimate engineering challenge, rather than an idealistic pipe dream.
Becky Ferreira
4.12.17
martian medicine

What Goes In Our First-Aid Kit For the Mission to Mars?

The Translational Research Institute is a new, independent research group look to push the boundaries of our health in space.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.10.17
humans of the year

Former Googler Laura Lark Is Spending Eight Months Living On a Simulated Mars

The computer scientist, one of the six crew members of the fifth HI-SEAS experiment, is part of a new generation redefining what it means to be an astronaut.
Ben Sullivan
2.27.17
nasa

A New Theory on the Mysterious Condition Causing Astronauts to Lose Their Vision

Research presented at the Radiological Society of North America meeting this week fits with previously-held hypotheses.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.29.16
nasa

NASA Is Making Soylent-Like Food Bars For Astronauts

Flavors include "ginger vanilla" and "barbeque nut."
Madison Margolin
11.23.16
Space

Blue Origin Successfully Lands Both Capsule And Rocket Booster

Double bullseye.
Amy Thompson
10.5.16
Space

Watch Blue Origin Crash a Rocket In the Name of Safety

This test is a key step on the path to putting people in space.
Amy Thompson
10.5.16
future

Watch A Video of SpaceX’s First Mars Rocket Engine Firing

The Raptor roars.
Ben Sullivan
10.3.16
Photos

The Everyday Astronaut Isn't Fucking Around Anymore

It started as a joke, then it took over this photographer's life.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.30.16
cinema

Why ‘The Martian’ Author Won’t Join Elon Musk’s Mars Mission

Andy Weir still believes SpaceX can go the distance.
Shannon Stirone
9.29.16
Space

How SpaceX’s New Raptor Engine Will Get Us to Mars

An insane level of power.
Ben Sullivan
9.29.16
money

But Tell Me, Elon: Will They Have Starbucks on Mars?

On future Martian home foreclosures, and why you’ll never afford a ticket to the Red Planet.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.28.16