Sep 14

Key Research Areas for Advancing Innovation Between UK Space and Life Science Sectors

In recent years, collaboration between the UK health and life science sector and the UK space sector has continued to grow. Multiple experiments and studies on human health, such as cancer research, and life sciences, such as the effects of microgravity on biological organisms, have already been conducted using space platforms. As cross-sector collaboration increases, […]

Jul 25

Benefits of Using Space for UK Health and Life Science Research

Image credit: European Space Agency For many years, the UK has been a world leader in both the Space and Health and Life Sciences sectors. While each sector exists independently as an integral industry, there already is an established and innovative relationship between the two. Through the UK’s initiative to grow a diverse space economy […]

Feb 22

Gateway: A Door to Deep Space

As part of the continued interest in pursuing human space exploration, NASA is spearheading the development of the Lunar Gateway (Figure 1) – a new, sustainable, space station in orbit around the Moon. This 40-tonne spacecraft will mark the first major international collaboration in space exploration technology since the launch of the International Space Station […]

Jan 25

A Writer’s Journey into Space

Credit: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex The opening of many editorials and conversations about space careers seem to usually begin with either a long-term admiration for space or through wanting to be an astronaut from an early age. Cliché answers to be sure, but apt ones, nonetheless. The childhood curiosity of what lays beyond the […]

Jul 31

A Window to Mars

In just the latter half of July, the world has seen three separate space launches all with the same destination in mind: Mars. Because the opportunity to travel to Mars roughly opens once every twenty-six months, three countries – The United Arab Emirates, China, and The United States – have each launched a mission to […]

Jul 27

Artemis: The Twin Sister of Apollo

NASA has committed itself to an ambitious goal: to once again land humans on the Moon. The Artemis Lunar Exploration Program, aptly named for its twin-like relationship to the Apollo missions, aims to not only return astronauts to the lunar surface, but to create a sustainable presence on and around the Moon. If successful, this […]

Jun 6

SpaceX Marks the Spot

Following a delayed first attempt, SpaceX through partnership with NASA has successfully launched the Crew Dragon module on 30 May 2020 at 8:22pm GMT. This launch marks a historic milestone in space exploration. Not only is it the first time the United States has launched a crewed mission from Kennedy Space Center in Florida since […]

Apr 24

A Not-So Secret Mission in Charted Space: Analogue Missions and Their Benefit to Space Exploration

Space exploration has lately been making ripples amongst news outlets. Events such as the founding of the United States military Space Force program, the Artemis program to return to the Moon and the plan to journey to Mars have garnered much attention. But a successful space mission does not begin in space. Experiments to prepare […]

Mar 6

Female Success in the Space Industry

Public interest in the space industry lately has grown exponentially. Not from exploration or technological advancement in particular, but because of the recent successes that women have had in the industry. Many different organizations, from the likes of NASA to the lesser-known analog mission programs, have taken great strides toward not only future exploration, but […]

Jan 15

The Next Generation Spacesuit: Safety and Preparation for Commercial Flight

With the future of space travel moving forward, which includes commercial spaceflight and an eventual return to the moon, a major focus in the industry has been on the safety of astronauts and even potential passengers. Namely, that of the astronaut suit and its benefits and adaptability in space. Newly designed suits have recently been […]