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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.”
SpaceX Is Already Working on Legal Approval for Its 2018 Mars Flight
The FAA is already working with SpaceX to ensure its Mars mission complies with the international Outer Space Treaty.
The Inflatable Plane That Would Float Like a Leaf Through Venus’s Atmosphere
And help us decide whether we want to build a cloud city.
A Scientist Is Growing Asparagus In Meteorites to Prepare Us for Space Farming
It's not impossible to grow plants in seemingly inhospitable environments.
The First Space Colonies Might Be Illegal
Individual agreements will have to be signed to keep commercial space operations legal.
Swarming Robots Could Be the Key to Colonizing Space
Scientists believe an autonomous robot construction crew could one day build a space base on Mars.
How NASA's 1970s Vision of Space Colonies Inspired Neill Blomkamp's Elysium
NASA's 1975 vision for ringed space cities still shapes sci-fi today.