Space Exploration by Citizens

By galacticster | Charting the space exploration journey by citizens, for citizens, in design and tech, stories of the successful or yet-to-succeed.  A live magazine updated by www.spacetownhall.com 

Q&A with Aleksandra Mir – Tate Etc | Tate

<b>What is your Space Tapestry project?</b><p>It is a room-size immersive graphic novel that tells a story about contemporary Space. Parts of it will be …

Space in it's most accessible form

On the 5 Oct 2015, Space Town Hall celebrated its one year old! It happened to be on the UN declared World Space Week too. It was a feast for our …

Copenhagen Suborbitals

Dear followers, During the past weekend we performed what we call Sea Acceptance Test (SAT) of Nexø II and the entire launch system. It is a two day …

SatNOGS

Get to know our mission and share our vision<p>From the description above we’re sure you agree that this has the potential to be much more than a …

LightSail

LightSail® is a citizen-funded project from The Planetary Society. We're sending a small spacecraft, propelled solely by sunlight, to Earth orbit.<p>In …

The Crazy DIY Spaceflight Project That Just Might Work

In May 2008, two men climbed into a 40-ton submarine docked at an abandoned Copenhagen shipyard. One of the men had built the 58-foot-long sub in his …

The mission to Mars, done DIY

New York artist Tom Sachs stole the show at SXSW last week, with his ingenious film about a space program – made entirely from scratch. <i>A Space Program,</i> made by him and long-time collaborator Van Neistat, was given a special entry into the Best Film Picks after critics couldn't decide where to …

DIY Space Programs

<b>In 1957, Arthur Frommer traveled Europe</b> on US $5 a day, and the Soviets launched Sputnik 1. Today, $5 scarcely covers an espresso at a Parisian café, …

The DIY NASA of ‘A Space Program’ Invites You to Play Along With Artist Tom Sachs

Less a documentary than an invitation to play, Van Neistat’s <i>A Space Program</i> runs viewers through the beauty of a homespun, handmade science-fiction …

This Is The Tiny Spaceship That Could Take Us To Alpha Centauri

Now, the KickSat may power Yuri Milner’s $100 million Breakthrough Starshot Project<p>When Yuri Milner sends hundreds of spaceships to Alpha Centuri to hunt for alien life, they might look a lot like something we’ve seen before.<p>In a meeting with <i>Popular Science</i> before the announcement, the Russian …

NASA Is Letting Citizens Commandeer a Long-Lost Satellite

Yesterday evening, NASA officially granted permission to a group of scientists and enthusiasts who want to do what NASA can't afford: Make contact …

Space Exploration

11 Ways to Build Your Own Space Program

The promise of space exploration has always been a promise, not from a nation to its citizens, but from the people of this planet to our fellow inhabitants. And even as government-funded space programs move in and out of political favor, the dream stays alive. Here are a few impressive ways that …

It really is possible to get hands on with space, open sourced!

​On the 28 August 2013, we've had our second event on space: "Getting Going with Space, hands on"! The British Interplanetary Society generously …

Satellites in the shed? TEDGlobal announces the new DIY revolution

Once upon a time, if you said you were doing a spot of DIY, everyone would know you'd be doing something involving wobbly ladders, pots of paint and, depending on the decade, either stripping your floors or recarpeting them.<p>No more. Or at least ladders and pots of paint might still be involved, but …

Citizens In Space

The Next Frontier for Citizen Science<p>Space is not just the final frontier. It’s the citizen-science frontier. Thanks to rapid advances in technology, …

NASA’s Android-Powered Satellites Beam Down Smartphone Snaps from Orbit

Late last month, NASA launched Orbital Sciences’ Antares rocket into space, and with it a trio of satellites powered, get this, by <i>Android Phones</i>. …

One giant leap for 'teddy-nauts'

<b>When the UK government said it was thinking of ending its long-standing ban on astronauts, surely it wasn't thinking of putting teddies in space?</b><p>But pictures have been released of two British toy bears in spacesuits with the curve of the Earth clearly visible behind them.<p>In fact, the teddies were …

Citizen-Science Astronautics

A 501(c)(3) Astronautics Research and Education Program studying our upper-atmosphere and its role in our changing global climate<p>Advanced PoSSUM …

German Hackers Are Building a DIY Space Program to Put Their Own Uncensored Internet into Space

There's more than one way to stick it to The Man. There's civil disobedience, subversive propaganda, political art, outright violent revolt--each possessing its own degree of difficulty and consequence. In a decidedly 21st-century twist, team of German hackers bent on fighting the powers that be …