Voyager

Space

Scientists Are Automating Plutonium Production So NASA Can Explore Deep Space

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have eliminated a major bottleneck in the production of plutonium-238 for deep space exploration through automation.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.9.19
Motherboard

Voyager 2 Joins Its Twin in Interstellar Space

The probe crossed the heliopause, the boundary between the heliosphere and the interstellar medium, on November 5.
Becky Ferreira
12.10.18
Terraform

How Humans Will Finally Reach Interstellar Space

Four decades ago, Voyager 1 and 2 began their journey to the stars. When will humans follow them?
Becky Ferreira
8.24.17
Terraform

Dark was the night, and cold the ground

For the 200th anniversary of Voyager 1, NASA has planned a special treat.
Miguel Fernández-Flores
8.24.17
thump exclusive stream

Vitalic's "Tu Conmigo" Is an Understated Pop Meditation on Yearning

The French producer's track features vocals from Spanish artist La Bien Querida.
Alexander Iadarola
6.23.17
space computers

How the Humble CPU Launched NASA’s Golden Age of Space Exploration

Even today, retro-computing is carrying humanity to the edge of interstellar space.
John Wenz
5.28.17
video

Here's a Trippy Simulation of Space Weather

While sampling the solar wind, New Horizons may have witnessed the birth of anomalous cosmic rays
Amy Thompson
4.7.16
LA

This Futuristic Exploration Vehicle Is a ‘Swiss Army Knife on Wheels’

Motherboard travelled to LA county to check out the 'KiraVan,' a test bed for travel tech.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
1.6.16
videos

Space Tourism Is Already Here

In the second episode of our Voyager series we check out what's already on offer for space tourists—and the closest you can get if you're not a multi-millionaire.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
12.3.15
video

Inside the Japanese Hotel Staffed by Robots

Motherboard visits the Henn-na Hotel in Nagasaki, where robots run the joint.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
10.23.15
Features

Why We Should Use This Jumping Robot to Explore Neptune

"It would be almost totally novel."
Becky Ferreira
8.28.15
News

Advice for New Horizons from 1989

Suzanne Dodd knows how the New Horizons team must be feeling right now. She guided Voyager 2 on our first flyby of Neptune in 1989.
Matthew Walthert
7.10.15
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