Photographing the full Earth from space could provide a profound and timely reminder of its vulnerability in the face of climate change.
Rachel Hadas says that despite the cascade of scary news, humans will adapt, as they always have – and provides evidence of that resilience in the literature she loves and teaches.
In 1970, Gil Scott-Heron penned a spoken word song called ‘Whitey on the Moon’ that criticized the 1969 Moon landing. A hip-hop scholar explains why the song still reverberates today.
This ancient myth, in which a nymph transforms herself into a tree to escape the lustful attention of the god Apollo, has inspired countless retellings in art. Its themes resonate today.
Is it possible to plan for the unforeseen? Some basic principles allow careful preparation to be reconciled with quickly shifting circumstances.
Australia should be involved in any new mission to the Moon: we have the interest and the expertise so let’s be part of the race.
The first generation of spacefarers realised that Earth binds our planetary civilisation into a coherent whole. When, if ever, will politics catch up?
The future of lunar exploration and space travel will be possible only through advances in robotic design and implementation.
The Apollo missions to the Moon helped our understanding of the cosmic origin of craters on our lunar neighbour, and here on Earth.
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?
Conspiracy theorists claim NASA used the Apollo special camera to stage the moon landings in a studio and then slowed down the footage to make it look like there was less gravity.
NASA has made significant steps in making explicit appeals to women to support space exploration, but it might not be doing enough to gather needed political support.
Did you know it’s a myth that Teflon came out of NASA?