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.
'The Colonists' Is a Cute, Rewarding, and Dystopian Space Exploration Game
Look on my throughput and despair.
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?
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
NASA Is Making Soylent-Like Food Bars For Astronauts
Flavors include "ginger vanilla" and "barbeque nut."