Sebastien Clarke

October 5, 2016

Watch Blue Origin Crash a Rocket In the Name of Safety

Blue Origin is about to take the next leap towards launching humans into space: making sure they don’t die if things go wrong In what could […]
October 4, 2016

WHAT IT'S LIKE TO SPACEWALK FOR THE FIRST TIME

AN EXCERPT FROM SPACEMAN, A MEMOIR BY ASTRONAUT MIKE MASSIMINO Mike Massimino desperately wanted to become an astronaut from the moment when, as a boy, he […]
October 3, 2016

THIS ROCKET FAILED TO PUT SOVIETS ON THE MOON

It was so cold on February 20, 1969, that the launch was delayed; even the biggest of all Soviet rockets wasn’t immune to the frigid winters […]
October 2, 2016

How would sex work in space?

It’s more complicated than you might think Elon Musk doesn’t want to simply send humans to Mars. The SpaceX CEO has bigger ambitions. He wants us […]
October 1, 2016

Europe must find another Rosetta

It was the strangest of atmospheres. Quite sombre, actually. Akin almost to a wake. Controllers had waited in silence for a radio signal to drop off […]
September 30, 2016

Rosetta probe collision signal awaited

Officials are awaiting confirmation of the Rosetta probe’s collision into a 4km-wide ball of ice and dust. The spacecraft should already have hit its target, but […]
September 29, 2016

How SpaceX’s New Raptor Engine Will Get Us to Mars

Before Elon Musk walked on to the stage at the 67th annual International Astronautical Congress to declare exactly how humans are going to become an interplanetary […]
September 28, 2016

ELON MUSK'S PLAN TO COLONIZE MARS GIVES US THE SCI-FI FUTURE WE CRAVE

NOW LET’S SEE IF HE CAN MAKE IT REALITY In Mexico yestreday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk outlined his company’s plans to take humanity to Mars. Speaking […]
September 27, 2016

Going to Mars Could Mess Up the Hunt for Alien Life

Elon Musk wants to send humans to the red planet. But even our robotic presence there risks contaminating Mars with invasive microbes. Twenty years ago, America […]