Brian Collazo

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This Is the Food You'll Eat on Mars

Thanks to these two chefs, interplanetary explorers are going to eat surprisingly well<p>There are plenty of ways Mars wants to kill you. It has very little atmosphere. It's cold. There are thick dust storms. The planet doesn't protect the surface from deadly space radiation the way that Earth does. …

Food

How We’ll Live on Mars

The latest on efforts to create a self-sustaining colony on Mars—a process that may begin as early as 2027. Interplanetary species, here we come!<p>In …

How fast could humans travel safely through space?

The current speed record has stood for 46 years. When will it be beaten, asks Adam Hadhazy.<p>We humans are obsessed with speed. Recent months, for instance, brought news that students in Germany have broken the record for the fastest accelerating electric car, and that the US Air Force plans to …

'How We'll Live on Mars': Q&A with Author Stephen Petranek

Stephen Petranek, an award-winning journalist and technology forecaster, thinks people will be living on Mars within 20 years.<p>Petranek states his …

Living in Space Saps Your Immune System

Yet another problem with keeping humans alive in microgravity.<p>If there's one thing worse than getting sick, it's getting sick millions of miles from home. Unfortunately for Earth's vanguard of Martian explorers, that very well could be what's in store.<p>NASA researchers have just completed the first …

'The Martian' Shows 9 Ways NASA Tech Is Headed to Mars

In the sci-fi film "The Martian," which hits theaters in October, astronaut Mark Watney (played by Matt Damon) is stranded by himself, and presumed …

Space Exploration

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

How Will We Get Off Mars?

We know how to get to Mars. We know how to land on Mars. Now comes the hard part: figuring out how to leave.<p>When NASA engineers look at Mars, they see a planet-sized Venus flytrap.<p>It lures us with the promise of scientific discovery—but the moment we land there, gravity and a harsh climate will …

Can You Drink The Water On Mars?

For years, scientists thought the Earth was unique in that it was the only body in our solar system to harbor water. Well, the more we explore, the …

Lunar Pit Stop? Mars-Bound Astronauts May Refuel Near Moon

Humanity's most efficient path to Mars includes a pit stop near the moon, a new study suggests.<p>Mars-bound crewed spacecraft should launch with just …

This Is NASA's Three-Step Plan For Getting Humans to Mars

We're in!<p>With <i>The Martian</i> packing out cinemas and scientists finding strong evidence of flowing water on the surface of Mars, interest in the Red …

How Long Does It Take to Get to Mars?

If you wanted to pay a visit to the red planet, how long would it take? The answer depends on a number of things, ranging from the position of the …

Astronomy

This is the future of food

Are you ready for lab-made hamburgers, bug-filled protein bars and 3D-printed cuisine? With the Earth's population rapidly approaching 8 billion and the race to keep up with food demand intensifying, industries have begun to drain essential resources and adversely affect the environment. Thanks to …

NASA unveiled a new prototype of the crowdsourced spacesuit astronauts will wear on Mars

It’s not as sleek or form-fitting as the spacesuit worn by Matt Damon in <i>The Martian</i>, but it’s certainly something. NASA has released the latest photos of its Z-2 spacesuit prototype—an early model of what astronauts will ultimately wear as they traverse the dusty surface of Mars (and, perhaps, …

Space Science

We Finally Know What Happened to Water on Mars

Mars today (despite the presence of a small amount of a liquid water) is a dry, frozen place. But this was not always the case. Ancient Mars was …

Space Missions Have Major Effects On Astronauts' Brains

New research finds the mind "reorganizes" itself to adapt to a long space flight.<p>NASA announced last week that it plans to hire new astronauts for its Mars and International Space Station missions. But before you fill out your application, bear in mind that space travel has some serious downsides, …