NASA Says It Will Help SpaceX In 2018 Mission To Mars

My following article below was originally published on SERIOUS WONDER:  Today, the private space company SpaceX announced over Twitter that they’ll be sending their uncrewed Dragon capsule to Mars by 2018. To top it off, despite the space agency’s recent cutting of funds to their own Mars mission by 85 percent, NASA has also announced…

Stephen Petranek: In 20 Years, Your Kids Will Live On Mars

My following article below was originally published on SERIOUS WONDER:  The case for Mars is one which is increasingly becoming the topic of the century. Throughout the world, all of the major space industries have spoken their desire to reach the red planet anywhere between 10-30 years from now. For journalist Stephen Petranek, however, within 20…

Hack Your Way To Space: 2015 Hackaday Prize Competition Begins

My following article below was originally published by SERIOUS WONDER: In a world increasingly controlled by computers, the idea that you can control your own life without knowing some form of code is completely asinine. Coders rule this world, and for hackers, this world is their playground. What we do on this very large playground,…

Present Day Memetic Simulations Of Our Spacefaring Future

My following article below was originally published by SERIOUS WONDER:  Just over a week ago Mars One announced their round three astronaut candidate selection, which consists of 100 finalists who’ll venture to Mars in less than a decade from now and never come back. Whether or not Mars One succeeds in their mission, the prospect…

The Internet of Things Will Soon Be Joining Us In Space

My following article below was originally published by SERIOUS WONDER:  NASA astrobiologist Paul Davies once noted in his book, The Eerie Silence: Renewing Our Search for Alien Intelligence, “I think it very likely – in fact, inevitable – that biological intelligence is only a transitory phenomenon… If we ever encounter extraterrestrial intelligence, I believe it is…