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 …

launching a human being into space

Every step we take is leading to flying a person into space on what will be our biggest rocket: Spica

DIY Satellite Ground Station and Network

SatNOGS is an open source ground station and network, optimized for modularity, built from readily available and affordable tools and …

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

Author: Dave Mosher. Dave Mosher Science<p>Date of Publication: 06.14.12.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>In May 2008, two men climbed into a 40-ton …

Baltic Sea

The mission to Mars, done DIY

Radical artist Tom Sachs on his South By South West smash – a NASA-backed homemade space program, documented with a $500 dollar camera<p>23March 2015<p>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> …

SXSW

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 …

Space Travel

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 …

Spacecraft

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 …

Pluto and Charon - A Planetary Waltz, in celebration of NASA's New Horizon Mission

On July 14, 2015, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft made its closest approach to the dwarf planet Pluto, the outermost body in the Solar we have …

Satellites in the shed? TEDGlobal announces the new DIY revolution

The latest edition of the ideas festival at Edinburgh was abuzz with the 'maker movement': a phenomenon that aims to take manufacturing out of factories and put it into people's homes<p>Once upon a time, if you said you were doing a spot of DIY, everyone would know you'd be doing something involving …

TED Talks

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 …

European Space Agency

Citizen-Scientist Astronautics and Astronaut Training

A 501(c)(3) Astronautics Research and Education Program devoted to the study of our upper-atmosphere and its role in our changing global …

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 …

Exploration

Democratizing Space Technologies

The curious case of curiosity: Stephanie Pau at TEDxEastEnd

No Space Selfie for You: ARKYD Project Fails, Will Refund $1.5M to Backers

Planetary Resources, the company behind the ARKYD Kickstarter that promised you the chance to take a ‘space selfie’ for just $25, announced today …

ARKYD: A Space Telescope for Everyone

<i>This space telescope that orbits the Earth can be controlled by you. Plus, the company is planning to form educational programs for kids.</i>Created by …