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: 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: ,
Blog: Lunar Satellite Pinpoints Apollo 17 Photo Sites

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has pinpointed the exact sites where Apollo 17 panoramic photos were taken by mapping the Moon. This will no doubt have interesting implications for science.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm May 24, 2012 Tags: , , , ,
Blog: Cutting Edge Space Propulsion

The VASMIR engine uses magnets to super heat gas into a plasma that can drive a ship to Mars in just over a month. Take a look at how it works and ponder the possibilities.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm May 2, 2012 Tags: , , ,
Blog: Property Rights In Space

James Cameron and a few other underachievers have announced plans to mine asteroids in space. But the state of property law in space is… up in the air. How would you encourage space entrepreneurship?

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm May 1, 2012 Tags: , , , ,