Microbial life, maybe. Still, it’s an intriguing prospect. But would we know it if we saw it?
Beyond A Year In Space, a PBS documentary on the effects of long term habitation in space, featuring Scott Kelly, the endurance record holder.
From Universe Today: If We Receive a Message From Aliens, Should We Delete it Without Reading it? Rationale being: maybe it’s a virus? Far-fetched but in a paranoid kind of way, maybe it makes sense.
I missed posting about SpaceX Falcon Heavy’s maiden launch that happened this week. Truly historic moment as this is the first time since Saturn V — almost fifty years! — that we’ve been able to send as big a payload to space, and the first time on a reusable booster.
Microbial reactors can turn human waste directly into food. Disgusting, yes, but may be essential for space travel.
China has a proposal to clean up space debris using pulsed lasers. The US is not amused.
NASA is planning to send a helicopter to Titan. Faith in Golden Age science fiction restored (somewhat). But this is honestly so cool!