Many children dream about exploring space, to find new planets and to travel to distant galaxies. Movies like Interstellar and Star Wars make us long for intergalactic adventure. Now you have the chance to finally leave your office behind to become an astronaut, and make that adventure your own.
We explore new planets every day, called exoplanets (extrasolar planets), each one telling us something new about the place we call home.
A robotic “dog” will explore the caves of our red neighbor using new technology. The robot will be able to learn about its surroundings and, while exploring, it will be able to send information to a communication module on the surface.
Slow connections and lagging video calls will be extinct with Elon Musks’ Starlink satellites. SpaceX's division Starlink is building a network of satellite-routers with the capacity to globalize the internet once and for all.
Astronomers from the University of Texas, Austin, wants to give new life to an old idea by NASA. The team desires to look deep into space and explore the most elusive stars, with the help of a telescope on the moon.
NASA is preparing a trip to Mars with the goal of bringing home physical samples. Being able to analyze samples at home offers many new and exciting opportunities and is an important step towards future colonization of our neighbor.