The First Step in Terraforming Mars

It’s going to be a lot easier to colonize Mars if we can terraform it first. The first step would be to give Mars a thicker atmosphere, which means it will need a magnetic field, or magnetosphere, to protect it. Here’s how we would do that. Continue reading

Are we really headed to the moon? – Technology & Science – CBC News

NASA has plans to use the Orion spacecraft, seen here in an artist’s concept, to reach the moon by the 2020s.

Although the plan hatched by NASA and its Russian counterpart to build a space station near the moon seems like a solid launching pad for further human space exploration, it’s a message that’s been heard before.On Wednesday, the U.S. agency and Roscosmos announced they are working on a partnership to build the station, called the Deep Space Gateway.

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Cassini Burns into Saturn After Grand Finale | Friday Sept 15

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will plunge into Saturn on September 15, incinerating itself after 20 years in space.  Cassini grand finale ends on September 15th as it will burn into Saturn. It’s photos of Saturns rings are the clearest we have ever seen. Continue reading

The Spacefaring Power of Pee

Getting to Mars is on our minds back here on Earth, and when it comes to space travel, recycling is a space traveler’s best friend – pee included! Today we’re looking at a brilliant new potential use for pee in space, and URINE for a surprise, it flows a bit farther than drinking water!

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