These 9 Projects Show That There’s Never Been A Better Time To Be A Space Geek

  We have entered an era of accessible space. Space that is accessible to life-long learners, makers, and students. Getting tools and experiences into the hands of curious explorers today is not only fun and engaging, it will make for a better world tomorrow as we face significant challenges on our Earth habitat. A lot […]

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5 Mechanical Celestial Models From Paper To Brass

A multitude of materials lend themselves to creating these mechanical orreries

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Bio Inspired: Many NASA Rover Concepts Evoke Living Creatures

This is an excerpt from Make: Soft Robotics, A DIY Introduction to Squishy, Stretchy, and Flexible Robots. Find it at here.     As NASA-funded soft robotic and compliant system concepts begin to attract attention, we jokingly refer to the rover concepts as the “Menagerie” since so many take research inspiration directly from animals. These bioinspired […]

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Where In World Is the ISS? Three Ways To Locate Humanity’s Only Space Outpost

When China’s Tiangong-1 burned up last year, it left the International Space Station (ISS) as humanity’s sole outpost in space. Today six astronauts live aboard the ISS, performing spacewalks and science experiments, filming scenes for an upcoming virtual-reality series, and unloading cargo deliveries from capsules like Northrop’s Cygnus and SpaceX’s Dragon. These brave astronauts orbit […]

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The Martian Bases Of The Future May Be 3D Printed From Regolith And Ice

In 2015 my colleagues and I founded SEArch+ (Space Exploration Architecture), with a mission to conceive, investigate, and develop innovative “human-centered” designs enabling human beings not only to live, but to thrive in space environments beyond Earth. We are a collective of designers, architects, technologists, and researchers that integrate design thinking with traditional engineering workflows […]

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Make This Giant LED Lit Moon With Simple Tools

No fancy tools required, and a budget under $100 to make this impressive decoration

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