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What is the future of space travel? Explore the technologies we’ll use to visit the stars in the near and not-so-near future, from space planes to robonauts.

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How soon will we be able to create a moon base?

Whether we head there to mine some helium-3 or take the first steps in expanding humanity's reach into the solar system, we want to go to the moon -- permanently. When's that going to happen?


How Air-breathing Rockets Will Work

How Air-breathing Rockets Will Work

Air-breathing rockets have the potential to dramatically lower launch costs and may make space more accessible to everyone. See how it will work! See more »

How Robonauts Work

How Robonauts Work

Robot astronauts will be able to work in space much more efficiently than people -- Learn how they will work! See more »

How Antimatter Spacecraft Will Work

How Antimatter Spacecraft Will Work

Antimatter has the ability to store incredible amounts of energy in a very small space. See how it will work. See more »

How Asteroid Mining Will Work

How Asteroid Mining Will Work

Asteroid mining is explained in this article. Learn about asteroid mining. See more »

How Terraforming Mars Will Work

How Terraforming Mars Will Work

The thought of terraforming Mars is one of those ideas so outrageous that it just might work! Learn how it will work! See more »

How Space Planes Will Work

How Space Planes Will Work

Space planes are likely to be the replacement for the space shuttle. Learn how they will work! See more »

How Inflatable Spacecraft Will Work

How Inflatable Spacecraft Will Work

Inflatable spacecraft will revolutionize satellites and space habitats. Learn how they will work! See more »

How Space Elevators Will Work

How Space Elevators Will Work

Space elevators are explained in this article. Learn about space elevators. See more »