To safely explore the solar system and beyond, spaceships need to go faster – nuclear-powered rockets may be the answer
An update of 50-year-old regulations has kickstarted research into the next generation of rockets. Powered by nuclear fission, these new systems could be the key to faster, safer exploration of space.
May 20, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: space nasa mars donald-trump space-shuttle moon apollo-11 space-exploration voyager future rockets darpa nuclear-fission
Coronavirus quarantine could provide lessons for future space travel on how regular people weather isolation
Understanding isolation's effects on regular people, rather than those certified to have 'the right stuff,' will help prepare us for the future, whether another pandemic or interplanetary space travel.
April 20, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: psychology mars isolation self-isolation space-exploration relationships space-travel sociology gender-roles space-mission group-dynamics group-behaviour team-work domestic-duties
Delay has turned space mission ExoMars2020 into ExoMars2022.
March 13, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: coronavirus mars esa space-exploration
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