Space

Future’s Frontiersmen – Three people shaping the Future

Throughout human history there are a few people who have increased humanity’s understanding of the world by achieving significant breakthroughs in science and engineering. Galileo’s invention of the telescope brought a changed understanding of the universe and our place in it. The Wright brothers achieving sustained flight and Tim Berners-Lee’s invention of the World Wide …

Something is out there – Space-exploration, Mars and Humanity’s Backup-Plan

Kate Prendergast By 2022, manned flight to Mars will begin. Such is the bold claim of Elon Musk, the billion-dollar entrepreneur who in 2002, turned his attention and sizeable fortune to space exploration with the founding of his privately-owned company SpaceX. Revealed in September last year at the International Astronautical Congress in Mexico, Musk’s grand plan …