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.

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

31st Jul, 2018

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

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

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

Lost in Space? Not Sex and Gender!

19th Jun, 2018

Female and male astronauts adapt differently to space where small changes have significant impact. These issues are extremely important as we plan for exploration to the Moon and Mars as well as for commercial space travel.

Mars: We Can Get There, But How do We Land?

16th May, 2018

Surprisingly, it may be easier to get to Mars orbit one day with astronauts than it will be to actually land: safely landing on the Red Planet poses some major challenges yet to be overcome. So far, many Mars landers and rovers have used a variety o

Mars May Be Closer Than You Think: Propelling Humans to the Red Planet

2nd May, 2018

Like this content? Please consider becoming a patron: https://patreon.com/DeepAstronomy Some propulsion technologies proposed to take astronauts and future generations of robotic explorers to Mars seem almost science fiction. But that’s hardly the