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.

Lost in Space? Not Sex and Gender!

18th Jun, 2018 - 3501 views

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 - 2274 views

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

1st May, 2018 - 2387 views

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

The Parker Solar Probe: Our First Mission to Touch the Sun!

17th Apr, 2018 - 2693 views

In just a few short months, NASA will launch the Parker Solar Probe, a mission designed to get the closest we've ever been to the Sun.

NASA Mars InSight Lander: Ready to Study the Heart of Mars

4th Apr, 2018 - 2127 views

InSight is scheduled to launch from the California coast to the plains of Mars on May 5, 2018. This is the first launch to another planet from the West Coast.

TESS Update with Sara Seager and Natalia Guerrero

13th Feb, 2018 - 4449 views

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is scheduled to launch later this year. Where does the mission stand? Join us as we take a look at the status of the TESS mission and discuss some of the amazing science it is designed to accomplish.