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 […]

More Evidence that Comets Delivered Life-Enabling Chemicals to Earth

Scientists analyzing the halo of the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet found that it contains glycine and phosphorous, two of the essential materials necessary for life to form. This discovery further supports the theory that it was comets and […]

Growth in Women Sci-Fi Readership – Darren Beyer On-Air Interview

The Frank Stanford radio show airs in Victoria, British Columbia on station CFAX weekday mornings. On May 25th, Darren Beyer was interviewed on air by Mr. Stanford about how the number of women science fiction […]

Darren Beyer Discusses His Book, Time at NASA, and More on the Book Guys Podcast

The Book Guys have a really great podcast that talks books, audio books, films and more. I was invited to be a guest for an hour-long episode where we talked about everything from my time […]

India Launches its Own Space Shuttle

Earlier today India took a major step forward with its space program by launching its own version of a space shuttle. The unmanned, scaled down version of what will be the final shuttle, called the swadeshi, […]

Tek22 International Spotlight: India

One of the things that’s interesting about writing and maintaining a blog like Tek22 is that you get to see where else in the world people find your content interesting. Periodically I will highlight one […]

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 […]

DARPA’s New Space Shuttle Getting Closer to Reality

The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, or DARPA, is known for conceiving and testing some pretty advanced (read: cool) stuff. One of the projects getting closer to fruition that is drawing considerable attention, both technological as […]

Darren Beyer Interviewed on Paradelphia Radio

Paradelphia is a very cool radio show about everything from alien abductions to paranormal activity to space and science fiction. I had the opportunity to be on the show this week and answer questions about […]