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The startling difference in how space travel affects men and women
Nov 18, 2014

We already know the lack of gravity humans encounter during space travel can do a boatload of damage to the body, but it apparently affects men and women differently.

Check out this sleek concept art for world's first space tourism cargo vessel
Sep 12, 2014

Ready for a little zero-G giddiness? Hop aboard the GIGABay cargo spaceship!

Scientists believe there could be a wormhole at the center of our galaxy
May 29, 2014

Scientists believe there might be a wormhole at the center of our galaxy that could allow for instantaneous travel to another universe. It’s time to do some explorin’.

Here's how e-sail technology could make space travel a lot faster
Jan 14, 2014

A proposed mission to Uranus hints at a technology that could vastly imrpove the speed of space travel.

Richard Branson says Shatner turned down his offer to go into space
Sep 24, 2013

Being famous for starring on a show set in space, does not necessarily mean you want to go there.

Ridley Scott says going into space for real is "@#$!-ing absurd"
Dec 17, 2012

For someone who has created some of the most epic sci-fi worlds in modern history, Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner, Prometheus) is apparently not a huge fan of real life space travel. In fact, he thinks it's "@#$!-ing absurd."

14 deep space sci-fi sleep chambers to get primed for Prometheus
Dec 17, 2012

Be it suspended animation, stasis, or cryo-sleep—whatever you call it—those nifty devices that help us nap away the years during a long space flight are almost status quo on TV and film space ships these days. So, what are some of the coolest examples of cold human storage?

2 reasons interstellar travel is so tough: Gravity ... and sex
Dec 15, 2012

We all dream of exploring strange new worlds and seeking out new life and new civilizations, but traveling that far is expensive, uncomfortable and so time-consuming that it takes more than one generation to get it done. That means procreating, and that's where it gets difficult.

The U.S. officially got its newest spaceport yesterday
Dec 14, 2012

Guess where the eighth licensed commercial spaceport in the U.S. is located?