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.

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: , , , , , ,
Blog: Langrange Point Outpost?

According to a NASA proposal to the White House, a waystation could be built at the Earth-Moon Lagrange Point 2 to serve Moon and Mars exploration programs. But while it’s an awesome idea, what are the chances it’s actually going to get off the ground.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm October 4, 2012 Tags: , , ,
Blog: Amazing and Bizarre Photos of the Baikonur Space Complex

A collection of photos from the Baikonur Star City space complex that show Russia’s still active human space flight program set against the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm May 28, 2012 Tags: ,