Elon Musk has announced plans to colonize Mars in the near future and NASA is planning a manned mission to the red planet in the 2030’s, but for some reason we aren’t talking about Venus.
Shelters in space could help prevent astronauts from getting radiation sickness out in deep space.
The Chinese space station Tiangong 1 is indeed failing and is slowly headed towards the Earth. While China’s first space laboratory will make a fiery reentry in the second half of 2017, its replacement has already left Earth, indicated Chinese officials.
A NASA plan to lasso a piece of an asteroid and haul it closer to Earth could face a threat from the US Congress. A bipartisan spending bill introduced in the Senate this week has harsh words about the proposed Asteroid Redirect Mission, which is meant to be a sort of dry run for a future human mission to Mars.
The chances of us bringing back bugs from Mars is actually very small, but obviously, we have to assume the worst and plan for that.
The spacefaring nations of the world are competing with private companies to build an economy in orbit, colonize the moon, and exploit resources from passing asteroids, but to reach other planets something more is needed.