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To survive on Mars, we need a ‘technology that replaces what the Earth does.’ This tube might be NASA’s best hope.
NASA wants to visit Mars, and Elon Musk and SpaceX want to colonize it, but traditional life support systems will quickly run out of food, water, air, and other supplies. Plants and bacteria can recycle astronaut waste while growing them food to eat, an approach called bioregenerative life support.
Astronaut Scott Kelly shared some of the strangest, most interesting details about floating around the International Space Station for a year.
Astronaut Scott Kelly: ‘I think that China will overtake the US in the space business — if we allow them to’
Scott Kelly, who lived in orbit for 520 days and flew on four missions, thinks China's prowess could soon rival that of NASA and the US space industry.
Every spacesuit NASA astronauts have worn — and the new models that may revolutionize how they explore the solar system
Spacesuits worn by astronauts have evolved since their first debut in the 1960s. NASA as well as commercial companies, like Boeing and SpaceX, continue to push the envelope as the space agency looks to explore the moon and Mars.
Experts are eager to know what life support systems SpaceX is researching to keep Martian explorers alive for years.
Based on a study in mice, the risk of cancer on Mars could be twice as high as researchers previously thought.
It has a magnetic field unlike any other planet.
A company that wants to balloon travelers into the stratosphere is launching a KFC chicken ‘space sandwich’
KFC's balloon launch is tied to something bigger than a spicy chicken 'space sandwich' — it may help fuel a coming era of extreme balloon tourism.
NASA found some surprising differences.
NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson chatted with Donald Trump about reaching Mars, the next generation of astronauts, and drinking your own urine in space.