Isabelle Haser

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Scientists Have Charted The Optimal Route to Mars

Who's up for a pit stop?<p>In order to get to Mars, NASA should make a brief detour to the Moon first, according to a group of MIT researchers. It’s a …

Space Science

Year in Space: 2015 Pushed Boundaries of Exploration, Habitation

2015 was a big year for space — living in it, travelling through it, and unraveling its many mysteries. Here are a few of the year's biggest advances and events, starting from our neck of the solar system and moving outward.<p>On Earth<p>Going to space is no longer only possible for national …

Space Exploration

Pluto, Mars water and more! The biggest space stories of 2015

The year that was 2015 swept in a significant amount of space and astronomy science.<p>NASA's New Horizons probe reached Pluto after a decade of travel across interplanetary space, exploring the most well-known dwarf planet. But this wasn't the only great solar system story this year; Ceres, Mars and …

Astronomy

If We Don't Push the Limits With Space Exploration, What Are We Really Doing?

I believe a love of learning is something that every person is born with. Think about it ... when toddlers dump over a bowl of cereal, they are observing and playing with the natural world. Little do these children know that they are also getting their first lesson in the concept of gravity. As …

Space Exploration

NASA's Human Mars Missions Could First Fuel Up Near Moon

Routine human missions to Mars would be much more efficient if they first swung by Earth’s Moon to pick up fuel for the trip, a new MIT strategic engineering study concludes. NASA’s 90’s-era mantra of “Back to the Moon and on to Mars” really does make sense, a new paper published in the <i>Journal of</i> …

Space Exploration