The fifth episode of the To the moon and beyond podcast series explores where we will be travelling in 2069.
The first generation of spacefarers realised that Earth binds our planetary civilisation into a coherent whole. When, if ever, will politics catch up?
You could jump much higher on the moon than you can on Earth – but you’d be in no danger of shooting off into space.
Any base on the moon would need very thick walls.
In the fourth episode of our podcast series, we look at the practical, legal and ethical questions about going to set up base on the moon – and mining its resources.
We have the Apollo missions to thank for a lot of our geological knowledge about the moon.
What’s the next ‘giant leap’ for humankind in space? We asked 3 space experts.
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What's the next thing that will blow us away or bring us together the way the Moon landing did in 1969? Moon mining? Alien contact? Retirement on Mars? Three space experts share their predictions.
The future of lunar exploration and space travel will be possible only through advances in robotic design and implementation.
When Neil Armstrong stepped on to the Moon 50 years ago this month, Australians saw the images first. Australia even defied bad weather to bring the historic images to the world.
Women have been there in their imaginations.
The new era of space exploration is characterized by an emphasis on diversity and international cooperation. But there’s a lot of work to do before there’s gender equality in STEM fields and at NASA.
Just 12 people stepped on the Moon during the Apollo missions, but they left more than just footprints. It’s a legacy that needs protecting from damage by any future Moon missions.
In identifying a failing education system as it trailed the Russians, America discovered many low-achieving youngsters had ADHD.
In its Cold War race to the moon, the US played Russian roulette with solar storms.
Episode 3 of the To the moon and beyond podcast takes a look at who some of the key players are in the 21st century space race and what they are competing for.
The Apollo missions to the Moon helped our understanding of the cosmic origin of craters on our lunar neighbour, and here on Earth.
Luxembourg is creating a business environment to service the growing number of space start-ups.
Armstrong always insisted that he said, ‘That’s one small step for a man.’ Yet everyone omits the ‘a’ when they repeat the quote. A linguist tries to get to the bottom of what happened.
Americans need a new multi-decade Moonshot that will inspire several generations to shoot for the stars and pursue careers in space engineering and exploration.
The first humans to land on the Moon, and the team that got them there, get all the glory. But what about the people who laid the foundation for this effort by mapping the Moon? Who were they?