Above And Beyond

A.I. is Defending the Earth From Asteroids

Imagine some scientists from NASA are meeting with the president of the United States. There’s a piece of space coming toward...
Ian Steadman
6 min read

The Improbable, Bold History of Space Concept Art

The collaboration between NASA and artists stretches right back to the start of the space program.
Darren Garrett
9 min read

In GIFS: How a Mars Colony Would Work

To suggest that space is a harsh environment is an understatement. It’s a place of extreme and unusual temperatures, unpleasant atmospheric...
Joe Iles
2 min read

How We’ll Choose the First Mars Colonists

The first Martians will face an intimidating task in establishing humankind's first outpost on another planet
Stephanie M. McPherson
4 min read

Red Planet: How We’ll Govern Mars

Technical and engineering obstacles are solvable when it comes to interplanetary colonization–the real challenge is governance.
Tom O'Bedlam
4 min read

Rising Nationalism Will Change The Politics Of Space

With the rise of nationalism around the world, is international cooperation in space doomed?
James O'Malley
5 min read

Amateur Rocketeers Are Keeping the Space Age Spirit Alive

Around the world, a community of amateurs is designing, building, and launching their own rockets into space.
Ian Steadman
12 min read

Never go to space it’s terrible omg

Space does very, very, very bad things to the human body.
Leigh Alexander
6 min read

What We’ll Teach at the First School on Mars

What will the teachers and classrooms of space look like? What skills will they focus on?
Nathan Martin
6 min read

Asteroid Mining Will Come Too Late to Save Our Planet

We could easily expand to other worlds using asteroids for resources–if we don't kill ourselves first.
Claire Asher
5 min read