Videos from Future in Space Hangout

Join us as we meet with members of the American Astronomical Society and the American Astronautical Society to discuss the future of humanity's efforts in space and science.

Found 35 videos in "Future in Space Hangout" category

A Gateway for Human Space Exploration: The Next Step After ISS

14th Aug, 2018 - 1.6k views

The International Space Station (ISS) has been the first successful step in long-duration human operations in space. If astronauts are to travel to Moon, Mars, and deep space, we need more technical capabilities like a deep space gateway.

How Cool is That? Observing the Low Temperature Universe with ORIGINS Space Telescope

31st Jul, 2018 - 1.3k views

What is the status of the ORIGINS Space Telescope? One of four mission concepts being considered as a followup to WFIRST.

The Future of Space Exploration Belongs to . . .Our Robot Partners?

17th Jul, 2018 - 1.2k views

No one is any longer surprised at the number of sophisticated robots in a modern factory, although many people may be surprised at how robots are becoming an attractive option for complex operations in space, including construction, servicing, and re

Nothing is Easy About Humans to Mars . . . .But What About Making it Easier?

4th Jul, 2018 - 1.8k views

Detailed scenarios for human exploration of Mars have been developed and debated for decades, although many of them have been too technically challenging or unambiguously unaffordable. However, are there scenarios that are specifically developed to b

Lost in Space? Not Sex and Gender!

18th Jun, 2018 - 1.9k views

Female and male astronauts adapt differently to space where small changes have significant impact. These issues are extremely important as we plan for exploration to the Moon and Mars as well as for commercial space travel.

Mars: We Can Get There, But How do We Land?

16th May, 2018 - 2k views

Surprisingly, it may be easier to get to Mars orbit one day with astronauts than it will be to actually land: safely landing on the Red Planet poses some major challenges yet to be overcome. So far, many Mars landers and rovers have used a variety o

Mars May Be Closer Than You Think: Propelling Humans to the Red Planet

1st May, 2018 - 2.2k views

Like this content? Please consider becoming a patron: https://patreon.com/DeepAstronomy Some propulsion technologies proposed to take astronauts and future generations of robotic explorers to Mars seem almost science fiction. But that’s hardly the

The Parker Solar Probe: Our First Mission to Touch the Sun!

17th Apr, 2018 - 2.2k views

In just a few short months, NASA will launch the Parker Solar Probe, a mission designed to get the closest we've ever been to the Sun.

NASA Mars InSight Lander: Ready to Study the Heart of Mars

4th Apr, 2018 - 2k views

InSight is scheduled to launch from the California coast to the plains of Mars on May 5, 2018. This is the first launch to another planet from the West Coast.

TESS Update with Sara Seager and Natalia Guerrero

13th Feb, 2018 - 3.2k views

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is scheduled to launch later this year. Where does the mission stand? Join us as we take a look at the status of the TESS mission and discuss some of the amazing science it is designed to accomplish.

How Do We Make Future Space Astronomy Missions Happen?

19th Oct, 2017 - 1.7k views

The James Webb Space Telescope is the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope. How was that mission chosen over all the others? NASA has begun four concept studies of exciting major space observatories that could launch sometime in the coming coup

NASA’s HabEx Mission and Living Earths: The Astronomical Answer to "Are We Alone?"

21st Sep, 2017 - 2k views

The Habitable Exoplanet Imaging Mission (HabEx) is a concept for a mission to directly image planetary systems around Sun-like stars. HabEx will directly image Earth-like exoplanets, and characterize their atmospheric content. NASA has begun four