Category: Travel

Tourists Visiting the Dark Side of the Moon

Elon Musk and SpaceX don’t have a reputation of taking small steps. For the private space company, bigger is better. The next big step? Musk plans to send two private passengers on a one week […]

Deep Space Travel: NASA Picks Six Companies to Build Habitation Modules

Traveling to distant planets can be tough on space travelers. Spacecraft are constantly bombarded with radiation, debris impact is an ever-present threat, and cramped confines can cause even the most steely-eyed astronaut to question his […]

The First Operational Inflatable Spacecraft is Working!

Last week, NASA inflated the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) that was flown to the International Space Station on board a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on April 8th. After an aborted attempt to inflate it […]

The New Space Race: Elon Musk Will Beat Everyone to Mars

A few weeks ago, Elon Musk announced his ambitious plan to have SpaceX send an unmanned Red Dragon capsule to Mars in 2018. Yesterday, he upped the ante, saying that he anticipates sending the first […]

First Inflatable Space Station Module is… Inflated

On a few occasions, I’ve written about Bigelow Aerospace and their inflatable spacecraft modules. A few days ago, NASA astronaut Jeff Williams opened a pressure valve in the International Space Station (ISS) and began to […]

Mars Space Station in the Works

A manned mission to Mars was once the stuff of science fiction, now it is the equivalent of this generation’s Apollo Program. It will take a Herculean effort to send astronauts on a journey of hundreds of […]

Visiting Nearby Stars Using Tiny Sails

What do Stephen Hawking, Mark Zuckerberg and entrepreneur Yuri Milner have in common – aside from being very rich? They want to build a bunch of tiny spaceships and sail them to nearby stars. They call […]

Fire in Space

A fire on board a spacecraft is typically not a good thing. Just ask any of the six members of the Mir team in February of 1997 when a fire broke out on the Russian […]

Want to Get Taller? Spend a Year in Space

Astronaut Scott Kelly is now home on U.S. soil after nearly a year in space. His brother, and fellow astronaut, Mark Kelly participated with Scott in a twins experiment where the two will be compared […]

The New Audi Quattro: Moon Certified

The new Audi Lunar Quattro has been introduced to the public. This week at the North American Auto Show in Detroit, a distinctly non-Audio-looking Audi was on display. It was the auto company’s entry in the […]