- News Home
17 April 2014 12:48 pm ,
Vol. 344 ,
Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
- 17 April 2014 12:48 pm , Vol. 344 , #6181
- About Us
Live Chat: The Future of Space Exploration
14 April 2011 3:00 pm
Fifty years ago this week, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin made history by becoming the first human to travel into space. What have we learned about the challenges of space travel in the past half-century? Will a human being ever set foot on Mars? What will space vehicles look like in the coming decades? And with the NASA budget in trouble, which countries will take the lead in the next great space race?
Join us for a live chat on the future of space exploration at 3 p.m. EDT on Thursday, 14 April on this page. Space policy guru John Logsdon and space historian James Oberg will be online to answer your questions, and Science's space reporter Yudhijit Bhattacharjee will moderate. You can leave your questions in the comment box below before the chat starts.
Logsdon’s research interests focus on the policy and historical aspects of U.S. and international space activities. His book John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon was published in December 2010. He is also the author of The Decision to Go to the Moon: Project Apollo and the National Interest (1970) and is general editor of the eight-volume series Exploring the Unknown: Selected Documents in the History of the U.S. Civil Space Program.
James E. Oberg
Oberg is one of the world's leading popularizers and interpreters of space exploration. As the NBC News "Space Consultant," he often appears in broadcast and Web site assessments of space events, explaining them and placing them in broader context. He has written 10 books and more than a thousand articles on all aspects of space flight. Among his books are Red Star in Orbit, New Earths, and Pioneering Space (with his wife as co-author).