Our own planet shows that environmental modification is possible on a planetary scale in quite a short span of time.
Any base on the moon would need very thick walls.
It has been 10 years since Elon Musk's SpaceX launched the commercial space age. What hurdles must be overcome before private companies begin exploring, colonizing and mining other planets?
Augmented reality technology could help recreate familiar sensory experiences from Earth.
Musk’s audacious plan to blast people to Mars by 2024 glosses over some important social and political challenges that SpaceX will need to successfully navigate to get off the ground.
Astronauts traveling to Mars and beyond would face serious psychological challenges. A well-designed media program – based on an old-fashioned schedule – might help make life at least a bit easier.
There are loads of applications for 3D printers in space.
Speaking with: Juan Francisco Salazar about colonising Antarctica and Mars.
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Dallas Rogers speaks with Prof Juan Francisco Salazar about studying the research community in Antarctica to learn about what colonising Mars and other planets might look like.
Scientists are working out how to grow plants in space, ready to use them as food when we visit other planets.