Who is ultimately in charge?

Category December 1

“Take Me Where I Cannot Stand”: Firefly, Gravity, and Human Space Exploration

Take my love, take my land / Take me where I cannot stand / I don’t care, I’m still free / You can’t take the sky from me — The Ballad of Serenity, Firefly Rare is the science fiction story… Continue Reading →

“Cyborg Inevitability” & Morality

As a child, I was fascinated by blackholes. I remember thinking Mars was pretty cool, but my love for space reached it’s max at my elementary school blackhole phase. Regardless, I found the lecture last Tuesday incredibly intriguing. And if… Continue Reading →

A Plan B?

Space has always interested humans because we want to know everything. It seems as if there is no limit as to how far we can go in order to figure something out. For years we have been sending manned spacecrafts… Continue Reading →

Is outer space better off remaining a mystery?

Two things come to my mind when considering space exploration: Neil Armstrong triumphantly taking man’s first steps on the moon and the mars rover cruising over the planet’s red earth. While the former has probably left a greater cultural impact… Continue Reading →

Human Exploration

Human exploration in space has been a topic for generations. We have Star Trek, Star Wars, Interstellar; the list of movies and TV shows involving space exploration could go on forever. The majority of these fictional entertainment shows feature humans… Continue Reading →

The Multigenerational Spaceship

I was intrigued by the idea that Roger Launius brought up about feasible ways to get humans to Mars, when he mentioned the idea of the multigenerational space shuttle.  He posed many questions about this, such as whether or not… Continue Reading →


I was particularly interested in the way the speaker talked about robotic exploration, and how while robots been extraordinary helpers in space exploration, robots in movies are almost always portrayed as being threatening (Besides Wall-E which is a great movie… Continue Reading →

Robo Sapiens?

Why do humans engage in space exploration? Well, robots do too. They are the only things that have actually “set foot” on extraterrestrial surfaces. Humans have only been in orbit. This poses the question of whether robots are human helpers… Continue Reading →

Cyborgs and Humans

Space is not really anything that I have spent much time thinking about, but I really liked this talk. It was mainly about the future of space travel. A thought is that human and robots may come together and human… Continue Reading →

Space Case

It is interesting that robots are usually portrayed as human helpers or evil to humans in films that have to do with space. Technology and space go so well together, as we never would have been able to explore without… Continue Reading →

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