NASA’s Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization and Ices Explorer or SPHEREx spacecraft is currently slated for a 2023 liftoff. It is hoped that SPHEREx will help astronomers how common the elements of life are throughout the universe. Image Credit: Caltech A new space probe designed to observe […]

Space suits from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey on display at the Stanley Kubrick exhibition in LA. Matthew J. Cotter, Uningdomited K, CC BY-NC-SA Of all the fictional virtual assistants we know from pop culture, few stand up to the original and perhaps most famous: the HAL 9000 from the […]

The Northwestern researchers have been culling data from the Human Experimentation Research Analog (HERA) at Houston’s Johnson Space Center. HERA’s capsule simulator houses crews for up to 45 days; a mock mission control outside the capsule augments the realism with sound effects, vibrations and communication delays. Those on the inside […]