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 space-shuttle moon voyager space-exploration donald-trump future rockets darpa nuclear-fission apollo-11
From the Moon's size to the first calculator, the ancients made some jawdropping discoveries without modern technology.
April 24, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: astronomy moon ancient-greece sun earth
The Earth and the Moon were long thought to be virtually identical in composition. Now we know they are not.
March 9, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: moon solar-system isotopes space-exploration earth
NASA scientist Katherine Johnson was instrumental in getting people to the moon. Here are some of the lessons one mathematics professor believes she taught us all.
Feb. 26, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: space feminism nasa mathematics space-shuttle race racism science moon-landing civil-rights segregation scientist hidden-figures apollo-11 katherine-johnson
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