News tagged with human space exploration

Avatars in Space

At this year's Oscars, there was a great deal of buzz surrounding the science fiction epic, Avatar. The movie focuses on human explorers virtually immersing themselves in the environment of a distant world through the eyes ...

dateMar 17, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Image: The moon in 1992

The moon was a focal point for NASA in 2017, whether it was blocking out the sun during one of the most-viewed events in U.S. history, or reinvigorating the agency's human space exploration plans. But the moon has always ...

dateDec 11, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Rodents help NASA take the next step to Mars

NASA's future deep space exploration โ€“ including to Mars โ€“ is an unprecedented venture in spaceflight, requiring us to tackle challenges we've never faced before. For instance, we know the human body changes significantly ...

dateAug 15, 2017 in Space Exploration
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How plants are grown beyond Earth?

Following a new NASA bill, passed in March by the US Congress and which authorizes $19.5 billion spending for space exploration in 2017, manned missions to Mars are closer to reality than ever before.

dateMar 29, 2017 in Space Exploration
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