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.

All the Reasons Why Humans Shouldn’t Colonize Mars, According to Experts

Not everyone agrees with Elon Musk. There may be better plans.

8 hours ago

Author Of “The Martian” Says Colonizing Mars Is a Bad Idea

"Establishing a colony on Mars is incredibly technically challenging and expensive."

9 hours ago

The World’s First “Space Nation” Just Launched a Satellite Into Orbit

The nanosat carried data from 18,000 Asgardians into orbit.

November 17, 2017

A Telescope 100X Stronger Than Hubble Will Unveil Parts of the Cosmos We’ve Never Seen

"We fully expect to be surprised by what we find."

November 17, 2017

SpaceX Will Launch the “Zuma” Spacecraft Today

This is SpaceX's most secretive payload yet.

November 16, 2017

China’s Space Exploration Roadmap Reveals Plans for a Nuclear-Powered Shuttle

China has a number of projects it wants to complete by 2045.

November 16, 2017

The Latest Interstellar Messages Could Receive an Extraterrestrial Response in 25 Years

The messages include a science and math tutorial, and 33 short pieces of music.

November 16, 2017

The NASA-SpaceX Partnership Saved NASA Hundreds of Millions

Commercial partnerships make space cheaper and more accessible.

November 15, 2017

We Just Discovered One of the Closest Earth-Like Planets Ever

Ross 128 b is just 11 light-years away, and it's getting closer.

November 15, 2017

Air Force General Says the US Could Have an Operational Space Force in Three Years

Space is the next military "high ground."

November 14, 2017
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