Space




The new balanced diet includes space fruits. The Independent reports: NASA has announced plans to grow plants on the moon by 2015 in a project designed to further humanity’s chances of successfully colonising…




Ladies and gentlemen, Voyager I has left the building… Via New York Times: By today’s standards, the spacecraft’s technology is laughable: it carries an 8-track tape recorder and computers with one-240,000th the…


What do you do next when you’ve successfully screwed up the Earth? Screw up Space too! Agricultural science is approaching its next frontier reports Modern Farmer: Last year, an astronaut named Don…













Artist Brandon McConnell creates some pretty stupendous outer space images with a few cans of spray paint, some pages ripped from a magazine, a blow torch and a handful of other tools you’d find at a local hardware store.
The finished paintings are reminiscent of the covers of sci-fi paperbacks from the 1950. Nice stuff, and with a little bit of practice you could probably do the same.


Ever wondered if we are not alone in the universe? As this truly nerdgasmic crash-course by Robert A. Freitas Jr speculates, the scope for alien life could be positively astronomical.  Via xenology.info: Xenology is…



If there’s going to be a hotel on the Moon, does it have to be a Hilton? From BBC Future: It is more than half a century since the idea of a…


Guess how they’ll get there? Via a reality television event that will fund the whole project. Seriously, that’s what the promoters are claiming and the story has spread far and wide. From the official Mars One site:

Mars One’s mission objective

Mars One plans to establish the first human settlement on Mars by April 2023. The first crew of four astronauts emigrate to their new planet from Earth, a journey that takes seven months. A new team will join the settlement every two years. By 2033 there will be over twenty people living, working and flourishing on Mars, their new home.

The vision of Mars One

A manned mission to Mars is one of the most exciting, inspiring and ambitious adventures that mankind can take on. We see this as a journey that belongs to us all, and it is for this reason that we will make every step one that we take together. This will also be our way to finance the mission: the mission to Mars will be the biggest media event ever!

The entire world will be able to watch and help with decisions as the teams of settlers are selected, follow their extensive training and preparation…