Space Travel

A huge canyon can be seen on the face of Mars.

How can astronauts enter the Grand Canyon of Mars, Valles Marineris. explore?

There are many in the Mars exploration circles who see Valles Marineris as a “tell all” place, ripe for human exploration that can uncover the history of the planet and its ability to sustain microbial life. That said, how can the multifaceted geology found at this site best be explored? Can future crews on the …

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William Shatner kicks off new Star Trek shows – The Hollywood Reporter

William Shatner kicks off new Star Trek shows – The Hollywood Reporter

William Shatner closed the first night of San Diego Comic-Con in style – with plenty of swearing and a look back at his storied career. In an hour-long conversation with emcee Kevin Smith, the 91-year-old actor talked about aging, space travel (both real and fictional), and his place in the pop culture consciousness. Shatner’s age …

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Cameron County gives roads, official support to SpaceX as opposition to the company grows

Cameron County gives roads, official support to SpaceX as opposition to the company grows

Cameron County now fully supports SpaceX’s plans to launch the largest rocket ever made from its Boca Chica Beach facility. The Cameron County Commissioners Court voted unanimously on Tuesday to support SpaceX’s latest rocket project, after hours in the executive session. SpaceX plans to launch a prototype of its Starship rocket, a spacecraft built for …

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Travel through space, time at Craters of the Moon National Monument

Travel through space, time at Craters of the Moon National Monument

The hot, rocky desert land in central southern Idaho looks almost otherworldly — like the surface of the moon. Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve is closely associated with the conception of this planet: Earth and its inner molten core. “That’s how continents replenish themselves. That’s how new land is created by volcanic …

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Vegan oysters in shells?  This startup just developed a prototype to save the oceans

Vegan oysters in shells? This startup just developed a prototype to save the oceans

Cell-grown seafood startup Pearlita Foods has successfully created the world’s first plant-based oyster prototype that looks and tastes like a traditional oyster. The prototype was created using plant and cell-based technologies with a patented mushroom and seaweed base and Pearlita’s new flavor blend that gives the oyster a pure, delicate and authentic ocean flavor and …

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