Space Travel

Science

Interstellar Mold Is Becoming a Problem for Space Travel

Fungal spores can survive the radiation of a trip to Mars, potentially posing health risks to astronauts.
Madeleine Gregory
7.1.19
Postscript

'The Colonists' Is a Cute, Rewarding, and Dystopian Space Exploration Game

Look on my throughput and despair.
Cameron Kunzelman
2.1.19
Space

British Schoolchildren Attached a Pastry to a Balloon and Now It's Lost in Space

Do aliens like flaky, buttery crusts and fruit jam fillings?
Jelisa Castrodale
6.21.18
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
space art

Three Artists Locked Themselves in a Museum for a Simulated Mission to Mars

Alongside Amapola Prada and Elizabeth Marcus-Sonenberg, artist MPA spent 10 days in a corridor of the Whitney as a meditation on colonial legacies and future colonization on Mars.
Andrew Nunes
3.28.17
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
Health

Why International Travel Messes with Your Menstrual Cycle

Crossing time zones can send your period into hiding. But why? And where does it actually go? We asked a bona fide period expert.
Jessica Pan
12.28.16
Film

A Supercut to 46 Years of Space Movies

From '2001: A Space Odyssey' to 'Interstellar,' Russian video editor Max Shishkin traces the history of space in cinema.
Sami Emory
12.24.16
space food

NASA Is Making ‘Sustainable’ Space Food for Deep Space Travel

How do you feed astronauts who are going to be propelled 40,000 miles beyond the moon?
Nick Rose
11.29.16
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
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