Rendering of many satellites in near-earth orbit with earth visible behind them.

What Does Sustainability Mean in Space?

NASA is developing a sustainability strategy to clean up space debris and plan for the future as near-earth orbit becomes more cluttered.

May 8, 2024 - Fast Company

Gray moon surface with black sky and Earth in the background.

Train on the Moon? US to Explore Lunar Railway

Program proponents say this “visionary” endeavor “heralds a new era of human presence and economic activity beyond Earth.”

March 25, 2024 - The Economic Times


NASA's Urban Plan for Space Settlements

A 1977 NASA publication laid out a plan for the future of space settlements. The future of space looks very urban.

December 3, 2018 - Greater Greater Washington


Friday Eye Candy: Stunning Visualizations of Civilization in Space

Dan Malouf shares a collection of still images taken from the four-minute film Wanderers showing "what human civilization might look like with colonies on Mars, in the asteroid belt, and on the moons of Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus."

December 5, 2014 - Greater Greater Washington

Empty America

America is suffering from a glut of underused space- our homes, offices, and shopping centers. How can we get more efficient in our use of space? Alison Arieff has this report.

March 28, 2010 - The New York Times

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