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.
Corporations Are Ready to Build Moon Villages, Our Laws Are Not
Moon community concepts are being developed by federal space agencies and private spaceflight companies. What legal, economic, and social frameworks should apply to these communities?
NASA Announces the First Astronauts Who Will Fly in the SpaceX Dragon
On Friday, NASA debuted the teams that will pilot America’s two commercial spacecraft: Boeing's Starliner and SpaceX's Crew Dragon.
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.
This Spooky Space Exploration Game is Not How Telescopes Work
'Junk Shop Telescope' is a wildly creative microgame.
Why We Need a Decentralized Autonomous Space Agency
Everyone should have the chance to explore the stars.
So Long, Rollable Solar Array, and Thanks for All the Photons
After attempts to repack ROSA into the SpaceX Dragon capsule failed, the experiment was jettisoned.
The VICE Guide to Right Now
Neil Armstrong's Bag of Moon Dust Is Going Up for Auction
After being stolen, lost, and snapped up by a private citizen, the historic space artifact is now expected to sell for at least $2 million.
on the shoulders of giants
I Felt Every Emotion Standing in the Shadows of NASA's Apollo 1 Fire
Traveling to Pad 34 last week—a trip generously arranged for me by NASA staff—made me feel like I finally knew my grandpa, who tried to save three astronauts.
Watch NASA’s Tribute to Its Doomed Saturn Orbiter, and Cry for Our Robot Friends
On September 15, Cassini will throw itself into Saturn after nearly 20 years in space.
Nothing to See Here: Trump Cuts NASA and NOAA's Eyes on Earth
NASA fares relatively well overall in the budget, with the exception of its Earth science division.
Here’s Our First View of TRAPPIST-1, the Alien Solar System With Earth-Sized Planets
Super pixellated, but still amazing.