articles tagged: space travel
what our trip to pluto can teach us about ourselves
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what our trip to pluto can teach us about ourselves

New Horizons' flyby of Pluto let us see a brand new world that doesn't fit in our conventional categories, and reminded us that at our heart, we're explorers, not drones.

what space exploration can do for medicine
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what space exploration can do for medicine

Want a longer, healthier, more exciting life with many quality years in your old age? Support space exploration.

no, we can’t just explore space with more robots
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no, we can’t just explore space with more robots

Robotics researcher Srikanth Saripalli advances a bizarre argument against human spaceflight and in favor of sending a robots we haven't invented yet to distant worlds.

why luxury spaceships would be worth their price tag
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why luxury spaceships would be worth their price tag

If we're going to have astronauts working and living in space for years at a time, cramming them in tight, fixed spaces without artificial gravity is doing them, and us, a major disservice.

why mars is not the next apollo
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why mars is not the next apollo

We cannot treat Mars the same way we treated the Moon.

why colonizing another planet really shouldn’t be a reality show
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why colonizing another planet really shouldn’t be a reality show

As far as colonization ideas go, Mars One is a terrible one.

fly me to the moon and print me an outpost
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fly me to the moon and print me an outpost

Printing outposts on the Moon is all the rage for mission planners. And if they succeed, we will all feel the benefits here on Earth.

a rocket-launched spaceliner: combining the worst of both worlds
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a rocket-launched spaceliner: combining the worst of both worlds

Combining the expense and inconvenience of a rocket launch with the noise and danger of hypersonic flight, this space liner is very unlikely to ever take off.

why space travel can get really, really boring
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why space travel can get really, really boring

A simulated mission to Mars finds that one of the biggest potential threats to astronauts outside of radiation will be cabin fever.

can spacex really build a martian metropolis?
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can spacex really build a martian metropolis?

Just how realistic is Elon Musk's 80,000 person outpost on Mars given enough time and money?

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