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BEYOND PLANET EARTH

 

What would it be like to travel across the solar system and explore space? 

 

Headshot of Mike Shara

Hi, I'm Mike Shara, an astrophysicist at the American Museum of Natural History.

Let's take a look at some of the places that humans might go someday, and the questions that scientists are asking.

Headshot of Mike Shara

Hi, I'm Mike Shara, an astrophysicist at the American Museum of Natural History.

Let's take a look at some of the places that humans might go someday, and the questions that scientists are asking.

Image Credits:
background: spaceship vector silhouette, Space Shuttle, Bob Comix CC BY 4.0; rocket, satellite, Natasha Sinegina CC BY 4.0; Mike Shara, © AMNH; full moon, Gregory H. Revera CC BY-SA 3.0; Man on Moon, NASA; Transit Expandable Habitat, ©NASA; liquid mirror telescope illustration, courtesy of P.Hickson/University of British Columbia; Lunar elevator, ©AMNH; Aseroid Itokawa, © ISAS, JAXA via apod.nasa.gov; anchoring to surface of an asteroid, courtesy of NASA; Mars, ESA & MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/RSSD/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA, CC BY-SA 3.0; Curiosity, © NASA; Nautilus-X spacecraft , © John Whitesel; Nautilus-X spacecraft w/inset of sleeping compartments , © John Whitesel; Nautilus-X spacecraft w/inset of exercise room, © John Whitesel; terraforming Mars, © Steven Hobbs; transforming Mars into Earthlike planet, courtesy of NASA; Jupiter family, NASA/JP; Europa, NASA.