We must invest in technology today if we are going achieve the enormous gains in the field of space exploration that lie within our grasp
NASA’s MAVEN mission is the first to focus on the upper atmosphere of Mars. Currently in orbit around the red planet, it should deepen our understanding of how Mars’s climate has evolved over the last four billion years
India put a spacecraft in to orbit around Mars in September 2014. The achievement was met with understandable euphoria at home and by surprise abroad: how had India done this in such a short period of time and at so low a cost?
Do current plans for manned missions to Mars fully allow for the physical and psychological strain such a voyage would place on crews?
NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission will push space technology and astronauts farther than ever before, laying the foundations for a human path to Mars and beyond
Russia’s nascent private astronautics sector is expanding rapidly, thanks in part to technology hubs such as the Skolkovo space cluster near Moscow nurturing a new wave of innovative startups
The Rosetta mission to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is giving us unprecedented insight into the makeup and history of a comet and, in so doing, may unlock the secret of life in the solar system
Could the red planet one day be transformed into a world able to support human habitation?
Can the space industry, borne out of 20th-century military rocket technology, transform itself into a sustainable, non-polluting exemplar of the 21st-century green economy?
A historic collaboration between the space and energy sectors could lead to new products and services to help deliver sustainable power across our planet