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The Future of Deep-Space Exploration: In-Depth Reports

The Future of Deep-Space Exploration: In-Depth Reports

The Future of Deep-Space Exploration

When humankind once again ventures out from Earth's neighborhood, where will we go? And how will we get there?

Scientific American Magazine

This Way to Mars

By adapting ideas from robotic planetary exploration, the human space program could get astronauts to asteroids and Mars cheaply and quickly


Interactive Features

Breaking the Deep Space Barrier

How a spacecraft propelled by ion drives could deliver humanity deeper into space than ever before



Forget Asteroids--Send a Manned Flyby Mission to Venus

Why not add our closest planetary neighbor to the list of destinations for astronauts to visit in the coming decades?



How an Energy-Efficient Spacecraft Could Revolutionize Space Travel [Video]

In a Skype interview, Damon Landau and Nathan J. Strange of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talk about the radical mission proposal they laid out in the December issue of Scientific American


More in this Report


Obama's Goals for Space Exploration Include a Manned Mission to Mars Orbit in the 2030s

In a speech from Florida's Space Coast, the president argued the case for his proposed NASA budget and outlined his vision for human spaceflight

Apr 15, 2010