Future in Space Hangout

Join us as we meet with members of the American Astronomical Society and the American Astronautical Society to discuss the future of humanity's efforts in space and science.

The Lynx Space Telescope: A Flagship Concept to Probe the Energetic Universe

18th Sep, 2018 - 1721 views

Lynx is one of four flagship concepts for the next great space telescope. NASA has funded a series of studies of four concepts that will in less than a year's time produce candidate designs for a major space observatory to begin construction later

The James Webb Space Telescope: The Next Great Observatory

31st Aug, 2018 - 4626 views

For more than two decades, the series of NASA Great Observatories may have revealed more about the secrets of the cosmos than had been accomplished in the preceding history of astronomical exploration. The next great history-making observatory, the J

A Gateway for Human Space Exploration: The Next Step After ISS

14th Aug, 2018 - 3755 views

The International Space Station (ISS) has been the first successful step in long-duration human operations in space. If astronauts are to travel to Moon, Mars, and deep space, we need more technical capabilities like a deep space gateway.

How Cool is That? Observing the Low Temperature Universe with ORIGINS Space Telescope

31st Jul, 2018 - 1699 views

What is the status of the ORIGINS Space Telescope? One of four mission concepts being considered as a followup to WFIRST.

The Future of Space Exploration Belongs to . . .Our Robot Partners?

17th Jul, 2018 - 1644 views

No one is any longer surprised at the number of sophisticated robots in a modern factory, although many people may be surprised at how robots are becoming an attractive option for complex operations in space, including construction, servicing, and re

Nothing is Easy About Humans to Mars . . . .But What About Making it Easier?

4th Jul, 2018 - 2090 views

Detailed scenarios for human exploration of Mars have been developed and debated for decades, although many of them have been too technically challenging or unambiguously unaffordable. However, are there scenarios that are specifically developed to b