Space

Space, the final frontier. If humans are going to become a multi-planet species for the sake of our long term survival, we need to understand space, how to travel through it, and settle on other worlds. To boldly go where no one has gone before.

Blog: Tardigrades. Nature’s Astronauts?

Technologist and Storyteller Mark Harris takes a look at a kind of microscopic life form that might just be cut out to be the real interplanetary explorers. Certainly a better natural fit for the job than humans are.

 
By Mark Harris April 17, 2012 Tags: , , ,
Blog: Space Junk – Or The Story of the Disposable Space Station

Space junk came dangerously close to the International Space Station over the weekend. NASA’s response? Everyone into the lifeboats! But what about protecting the space platform America spent hundreds of billions of dollars building in the first place?

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm March 26, 2012 Tags: , , , ,
Blog: Old Space Station Plans

NASA ran through a lot of different plans after the launch of Skylab for space stations. One was truly interesting. But, of course, what we ended up with was the ISS.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm March 15, 2012 Tags: , , ,
Blog: Warp Drives Apparently Have Downsides

A bunch of Australian, Peace Keepers the lot of them, have proven that the Alcubierre field, otherwise known as the Warp Drive, has some problems with the math that would blow the socks off those awaiting your arrival. Is this a problem that should be addressed in the storyworld? Or will someone one day figure out a way around it? Where’s my PK Tech Girl when I need her?

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm March 14, 2012 Tags: , , , , ,
Blog: Wired Covering Exophiles

Wired hired a blogger to cover the possibility of life elsewhere as well as life in extreme places on Earth. It’s a fascinating beat that might give clues as to the both the formation of life and the hardiness of it. If it can live in harsh places here, who’s to say it didn’t form elsewhere?

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm March 13, 2012 Tags: , ,