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It will be interesting to see the latest breakthroughs in compressing and making sense of big data from the Artemis I CubeSat missions. Not all of the satellite imagery and sourced data will be helpful.
To what extent will a sustainable and healthy life in space require a paradigm shift in genetics? For example, will our civilization engineer its DNA makeup in the search for life beyond Planet Earth?
According to Australian physician, Dr. Rowena Christiansen, engineering artificial gravity might pave the way to fully research human reproduction safely in space and we may end up with new subspecies of humans who are perfectly evolved to one environment only.
We don't fully understand about the basics of human sexual reproduction in space. For humanity to thrive in space, sexual reproduction, pregnancy, child growth, and development need to come under greater focus.
“Spaceport KSC” is the first time in my life that I’ve ever witnessed a fully-built spaceport for civilian spaceflight. It truly sets the stage to start imagining answers to basic travel questions.
The more we study the world at the quantum scale, including the behavior of atoms as markers of time and as exquisite sensors to probe unstudied matter, the more we might understand how to navigate to other worlds without having to depend on Earth-based antennas.
With many early missions leveraging custom, commercial off-the shelf, and open source software packages, the issues of software complexity and lack of interoperability have been brought forth in my conversations with space engineers and CEOs.
Design and engineering considerations must have an inclusive, participatory process between robots as partners and the broader society. And at the same, it will be critical to start designing for space from a machine point of view.
The frequency of space travel requires us to define and refer with greater precision the jobs needed in space over the following decades.
There have been noticeable trends in science fiction. I want to share some initial thoughts in response to these space-related conversations. First, I define modern science fiction in its simplest terms as the artistic genre in literature, film, visual arts, music, and other aesthetic expressions, that addresses scientific advances of
Beyond survival, design thinking is at the core of our spacefaring experience, and it must become a mainstay of all conversations meant to empower us to do more in space.
The recent report from the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine explains the ongoing debate in astrobiology about the distinction between a planet's organic alien life or the evolution of organisms brought by crewed missions - i.e., forward biological contamination.
In this endless search for home, we find adventurous startups setting a separate path. A path that yearns for innovation and an agile vision but is often irregular and turbulent. A path sometimes even fatal, cutting a startup's life short.
Developing indigenous knowledge and regional expertise will harness the new space ecosystem.