Designing humanity’s future in space

The Space Exploration Initiative’s latest research flight explores work and play in microgravity. Janine Liberty | MIT Media LabNovember 26, 2019 How will dancers perform in space? How will scientists do lab experiments without work tables? How will artists pursue crafting in microgravity? How can exercise, gastronomy, research, and other uniquely human endeavors be reimagined […]

Space: a major legal void

The internet of space is here. Experts debated the subject at length this week in Washington at the 70th International Astronautical Conference. OCTOBER 27, 2019 by Ivan Couronne SpaceX founder Elon Musk tweeted this week using a connection provided by the first satellites in his high-speed Starlink constellation, which one day could include… 42,000 mini-satellites. The […]

First exoplanet found around a Sun-like star

October 8, 2019 Kepler Space Telescope’s 1st Exoplanet Candidate Finally Confirmed In 1995, astronomers detected a blisteringly hot Jupiter-mass planet orbiting closer to its host star than Mercury is to the Sun. This discovery recast our thinking of how planets form and led to a new era of exoplanetary exploration. Anyone over the age of […]