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 40 videos in "Future in Space Hangout" category

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

14th Aug, 2018 - 2.6k 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.

Constructing the Future in Space: How Engineers Design and Build the Most Ambitious Space Observa...

18th Sep, 2015 - 8.8k views

Space observatories are among the most challenging and complex machines ever designed and operated, requiring precise operation of complex systems within a very challenging environment at enormous distances from human operators. How has this been don

From the Big Bang to Biosignatures: A Flagship Observatory in NASA’s Future

20th Jul, 2017 - 2k views

LUVOIR is a concept for a highly capable, multi-wavelength observatory with ambitious science goals and is one of NASA's future flagship space observatories. NASA has begun four concept studies of major space observatories that could launch someti

Future in Space Hangout: Space Astronomy in the 2020's and Beyond

14th Aug, 2015 - 6k views

Are we alone in the Universe? Are other Earth-like worlds common? Do any have signs of life? How did life emerge from a lifeless cosmic beginning? Curious humans have asked these questions for millennia, but for the first time we can foresee actuall

Future In Space Hangout: The Multitude of Planets

17th Jul, 2015 - 6.4k views

Recent space telescope missions such as Kepler and Spitzer have given us unprecedented data that have shown that there are many, many planets orbiting other stars.  Current estimates show that there are enough planets in our galaxy that for every sta

Future in Space: Beautiful Ballooning... And More

20th Oct, 2016 - 2.5k views

Live chat will be here when live: While the world’s space agencies extend humanity’s reach into space with science satellites of all kinds, generations of scientists have carried out cutting-edge research from high in t

HabEx and Living Earths: The Astronomical Answer to "Are We Alone?"

2nd Oct, 2018 - 2k views

The discovery over the past few years that stars in the Milky Way may each be orbited by at least one planet suggests that among these numerous planetary systems may reside planets similar to Earth, perhaps even harboring life. The HabEx concept is i

How and Why We Try to Observe Gravitational Waves

20th Nov, 2015 - 22.2k views

One hundred years ago this month, Albert Einstein revolutionized our understanding of gravity:  space and time were no longer a passive stage on which the universe evolved, but instead a dynamic participant. Perhaps Einstein's most fascinating predi

How Cool is That? Exploring the Low-Temperature Universe

18th May, 2017 - 2.2k views

The low-temperature universe is a very hot topic in astronomy. Watch this month's Future in Space Hangout to find out why! Although cataclysmic explosions and the fiery furnaces of massive stars are attention-grabbers, many of the most critically

How Cool Is That? Exploring the Low-Temperature Universe

15th Apr, 2016 - 4.8k views

Although cataclysmic explosions and the fiery furnaces of massive stars are attention-grabbers, many of the most critically important events and physical processes in astronomy take place in the coolest objects in the cosmos: regions wherein stars an

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

31st Jul, 2018 - 1.5k views

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