Off World

Advancements in spaceflight are accelerating humanity faster and farther than ever before. From commercial companies offering vacations in space to the innovations that are forging us into a multiplanetary species, we’ll look at the missions and milestones that are leading us into the final frontier.

Titan Has Even More in Common With Earth Than We Thought

Using Cassini images, researchers were able to fully map the moon's surface.

January 19, 2018

Compact Nuclear Fission Reactors Could One Day Power Our Martian Colonies

Initial tests show that a 1-kilowatt and a 10-kilowatt model are viable.

January 19, 2018

As SpaceX and Boeing Jockey to Land on Mars, Other Companies Eye Lunar Exploration

"Our vision is really to expand Earth's economic and social sphere to include the moon."

January 19, 2018

Scientists Are Tracing the Source of One of the Most Mysterious Signals in Space

"We are zooming in even further on where these fast radio bursts are coming from."

January 17, 2018

Researchers Propose Using Lasers to Zap Potentially Dangerous Space Debris

A brief zap could deflect debris out of harm's way.

January 16, 2018

NASA Has Developed Autonomous Space Navigation That Uses Pulsars

“This demonstration is a breakthrough for future deep space exploration.”

January 13, 2018

NASA Safety Panel Raises Concerns Over SpaceX and Boeing Spacecraft

NASA's commercial crew transportation program had hoped to send six crewed missions to the ISS between 2019 and 2024.

January 12, 2018

NASA Announces the First Multi-Planet System Discovered Entirely Through Crowdsourcing

Citizen science pays off.

January 12, 2018

Researchers Identify Eight Sites With Exposed Water Ice on Mars

This could provide a window into the Red Planet's past.

January 12, 2018

Virgin Galactic Just Successfully Tested One of Their Spaceplanes

The company is one step closer to taking private passengers into space.

January 11, 2018
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