Category: Big Science

Moonshots Through Failure

Today Astro Teller talked about how to shoot for the metaphorical moon by failing up. “I fear thoughts that fear technology. You have to approach the changing world with knowledge and confidence, not fear.” Teller talked about bringing the internet to the world with balloons designed to fail… … and self driving cars that learn...

Engines, Rockets, and Engineers

To fly humans to Mars we will need a very big rocket to lift the hardware needed to live on another planet for several months before heading home. The planned habitat will likely be the same size a two-story house. This means the rocket will be bigger than the mighty Saturn V of the Apollo...