"This is turning out to be the most desired job in history," said Mars One founder Bas Lansdorp. “Mars One is a mission representing all humanity will be justified only if people from the entire world are represented. I’m proud that this is exactly what we see happening."
University of Twente will put its scientific research and educational weight behind the startup and its goals, helping Mars One to develop survival techniques for life on an alien world.
“The Merlin 1D successfully performed every test throughout this extremely rigorous qualification program,” said SpaceX founder Elon Musk.
Remember that inflatable extension to the International Space Station that NASA announced earlier in the week? Well, the space agency has finally revealed some photos as well as a demonstration of how it will connect to the space station itself.
When the word "inflatable" comes to mind, I don't I'm alone in immediately thinking about toys and devices that allow you to float while in water. NASA's latest contract with Bigelow Aerospace has me rethinking that assessment.
Tests, tests, and more tests -- and a couple launches gone wrong on purpose to show how the Dragon design will hold up when it's holding people.
Hundreds of millions of dollars in commercial contracts -- and years of legislation -- are finally coming to fruition.
If you're 18 or older, resilient, collaborative, and creative, you might be right for extra-terrestrial travel.