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

Using Resources in Space to Sustain Human Exploration

6th Dec, 2018 - 1k views

Is it easier to bring resources with us or use what's there when going to the moon and Mars? NASA thinks it's easier to use what's there. Learn more about NASA's thinking with in-situ resource utilization (ISRU)

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

17th Jul, 2018 - 1.3k 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

The Lynx Space Telescope: A Flagship Concept to Probe the Energetic Universe

18th Sep, 2018 - 1.4k views

Lynx is one of four flagship concepts for the next great space telescope. NASA has funded a series of studies of four concepts that will in less than a year's time produce candidate designs for a major space observatory to begin construction later

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.

LUVOIR: From Big Bang to Biosignatures - A Flagship Observatory in NASA's Future?

15th Oct, 2018 - 1.6k views

NASA will soon wrap up four concept studies of major space observatories that could launch sometime in the coming couple decades. One of these is the Large UV/optical/IR (LUVOIR) Surveyor. LUVOIR is a concept for a highly capable, multi-wavelength ob

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

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

4th Jul, 2018 - 1.9k 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

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

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.

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

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

21st Sep, 2017 - 2.1k 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

The Lynx Space Telescope: Our Next Flagship to Probe the X-Ray Universe

17th Aug, 2017 - 2.1k views

Lynx will take X-ray astronomy to new levels by combining a large gain in collecting area over Chandra and XMM, an angular resolution of 1/2 arcsecond, and high-throughput spectroscopy over a large field of view. NASA has begun a series of studies