Although most of us don’t need to worry about the dangers of raining debris quite yet, mitigation of space debris remains a large obstacle to new satellite constellations, especially with mega-constellations of small satellites on the technical horizon.
Continuing from yesterday’s paper, this article is Part 2 of Reads desk editor Shana Hadi’s interview with acclaimed speculative fiction authors Becky Chambers, S. L. Huang, and Yoon Ha Lee, who have written “The Vela” (a Serial Box Original story first released on Wednesday, March 6th) alongside Rivers Solomon; the concept was created by Lydia…
“The Vela” is a space opera that examines the complicated issues of the refugee crisis, climate change and more through the powerful lens of speculative fiction.
Let’s set the scene. You are a Stanford freshman in the class of 2024, taking your first load of courses for the fall quarter. You’re undeclared, so you decide to try lots of different things: you’ll take CS 106A, of course, but you also like writing, so perhaps you’re in English 10A, a historical class in the English core.
NASA is losing the global space race.
How is that possible? NASA is today the preeminent organization in spaceflight, human or otherwise. With dozens of successful Mars probes, decades of continuous human presence in space, and plans for a manned return to the moon, NASA is far ahead of nearly all other spaceflight actors today. And yet, with all that, they are losing, because fewer and fewer people care.
On Monday, Dec. 3, after nearly a year of delays, Stanford Space Initiative (SSI) launched its first object into orbit aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket.
At the end of the 1942 melodrama “Now, Voyager,” Bette Davis’s lover asks her if she has everything she wants. She falls into his arms and chides him, “Oh, Jerry, don’t let’s ask for the moon. We have the stars.” In the early 1970s, NASA stopped asking Congress for funding to go to the moon…
On Tuesday afternoon, Ellen Ochoa M.S. ’81 Ph.D. ’85 — the first Latinx woman in space — spoke about the career path that led her to become an astronaut. During the talk, Ochoa asked her audience to think about how scientific research could factor into their own “system[s] of understanding the world.”