Space Flight

Human space flight has taken us from circling the Earth all the way to the moon. One day, hopefully we’ll reach Mars and beyond, taking human beings further than any species we know of has ever gone before.

1.1 – A Short History of the Unified Republic of Stars – Chapter 1

Episode 1.1, a reading of A Short History of the Unified Republic of Stars, Chapter 1.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm September 7, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , ,
Blog: NASA’s Proposed Z-2 Spacesuit

NASA is redesigning the spacesuit for walks on extraterrestrial bodies, with an eye specifically directed at Mars and the Moon. We have the photos and are not impressed.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm April 23, 2014 Tags: , , , , , ,
Blog: A Rescue Plan for Columbia

In an article published today, Ars outlines a NASA rescue plan that could have saved the Columbia’s crew. And, man, it would’ve made a great movie. Until you let reality set in.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm February 26, 2014 Tags: , , ,
Blog: More On Russia’s Buran Space Shuttle

Interesting news about Russia’s doomed space shuttle program including what happened to it after the program was folded.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm September 24, 2013 Tags: , ,
Blog: Traveling To Mars, Radiation, and the Storyworld

A pair of stories written recently detail the problems of traveling to Mars. Radiation came up in each and it’s something we’ve tried to deal with in the URS storyworld.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm May 31, 2013 Tags: , , , , , ,