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NASA, ESA, H. Teplitz and M. Rafelski (IPAC/Caltech), A. Koekemoer (STScI), R. Windhorst (Arizona State University), and Z. Levay (STScI)
The SeedLabs MicroPET, which began as a Media Lab collaboration, was selected to TIME's 200 Best Inventions of 2023.
The Signal Kinetics group invented the world's first battery-free wireless underwater camera.
Democratizing access to space.
Xin Liu, an alum of the Fluid Interfaces group and collaborator with the Space Exploration Initiative, talks to Artnet about her practice.
Castrol membership supports the AstroAnt Payload Program.
Dr. Ariel Ekblaw, founder of the Media Lab’s Space Exploration Initiative, talks to Wired about the Axiom-2 mission.
These five women at the MIT Media Lab are advancing aerospace science and research, driven by a love of our home planet.
Talented and fearless explorers from a far off land have brought bright orange gadgets to this isolated and wild world to better understand
Researchers from the Media Lab and collaborators begin their second trip to Svalbard, a remote land of wind, ice, and beauty.
A number of Media Lab and MIT projects and spinoffs were recognized.
Q+A sessions on two research projects with contributors from MIT and the Media Lab will be livestreamed from the ISS on May 26 and May 28.
The Axiom Mission 2 launch will carry a variety of research from the MIT Media Lab to the International Space Station (ISS) on May 21, 2023
The HUMANS nanowafer, an MIT Space Exploration Initiative student-led project, will travel to the ISS this month, and later to the moon.
Media Lab's Ariel Ekblaw talks to Inverse about the questions and the philosophies that drive her work with SEI and the Aurelia Institute.
On StarTalk, Dr. Ariel Ekblaw talks about her work with the Media Lab’s Space Exploration Initiative (SEI) and the Aurelia Institute.
A team of scientists, engineers, and designers embark on an Arctic expedition to test space technology.
A collaboration with researchers from the Space Exploration Initiative is investigating biological processes to upcycle plastics.
In an interview, Ariel Ekblaw discusses the democratization of access to space and what it means for the future of space stations.
Dent the Future organizes annual 2022 science and tech panels featuring Sana Sharma.
Be inspired by Rohit Prasad, SVP and Head Scientist, Alexa AI, Amazon, Tye Brady, Chief Technologist, Amazon Robotics, Dilip Kumar, VP, Phy…
BioX2 (Biological Exploration Payload 2) is targeted for launch to the International Space Station (ISS) in October 2022 to be a technolog…
Space engineers, a geologist, an architect, and a designer journeyed to Svalbard for an expedition with the Space Exploration Initiative
In October 2022, the MIT Space Exploration Initiative went on a field expedition in Svalbard. Based out of the Czech Arctic Research Statio…
A panel of experts, including SEI director Ariel Ekblaw, discusses the history, culture, science, and future of NASA's Artemis program
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The artist and MIT Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative Arts curator makes work that explores why the seemingly impossible is possible.
Ariel Ekblaw talks about the TESSERAE project, which was tested on the Space Station during the recent Axiom Space AX-1 mission.
Read about the 2022 zero gravity flight and the projects that flew. This is an annual event hosted by the Space Exploration Initiative.
On August 26, 2021, the MIT Space Exploration Initiative launched to space and back with Blue Origin a second time. The payload, a pr…
The TESSERAE project, a design for self-assembling space structures and habitats, has sent prototypes to the International Space Station.
Ariel Ekblaw talks about leading the Space Exploration Initiative, self-assembling space architecture, science fiction, + long-term thinking
Last Friday, the International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory gathered a variety of thought leaders at a virtual event to discuss …
Self-reconfiguring ElectroVoxels use embedded electromagnets to test applications for space exploration.
A New Zero Gravity Cuisine is a culinary collaboration that imagines the transformation of ingredients in zero gravity. I’m a researcher an…
Space Exploration Initiative director Ariel Ekblaw speaks with WIRED’s Ramin Skibba about the beginning and future of space tourism.
Webinar Series " Design Exploration: towards a Moon Architecture" | Invited talks and students' projects.
SEI Space Analog Mission Application 2022
A conversation recently aired on Planetary Radio, hosted by Mat Kaplan of the Planetary Society, featuring SEI director Ariel Ekblaw.
Spacecraft wrapped in sensor-rich electronic textiles could double as scientific instruments
This mission marks the Media Lab's fourth rocket launch.
The LA Times talks to Fluid Interfaces alum Xin Liu about her art project Living Distance.
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Media Lab students, faculty, researchers, and affiliates pitching panels at SXSW 2022
Explore Moon ArchitectureWorkshop @Digital FUTURESNASA’s Artemis Program is envisioning a plan to drive humanity to live on our closest cel…
A blog post describing the main questions, hypotheses, and results of research on the Skinsuit conducted this summer.
The Space Exploration Initiative supports research across and beyond MIT in two microgravity flights this spring.
Supported by the Space Exploration Initiative, the student-run HUMANS project aims to increase global representation in space.
Ariel Ekblaw spoke at the Chautauqua Institution about her novel space architecture ideas and a call for more dialogue on space ethics.
First taught in Spring 2021 and with future versions planned, Operating in the Lunar Environment is a collaboration between MIT AeroAstro …
Founded in 2016 and now in our fifth year, we set our sights on space. The Space Exploration Initiative has since grown to 5…
MIT Space Exploration Initiative event shows that collective imagination is essential to space exploration and innovation.
MIT Open Learning curates a collection of space-related course info from MIT departments including the Lab's Space Exploration Initiative.
The Space Governance Collaborative is an interdisciplinary group of researchers based at the MIT Media Lab with a growing network of g…
The Space Exploration Initiative and Space Enabled research group are participating in this year's Virtual MIT Space Week.
Researchers + artists reflect on the partnerships that have created career opportunities and forged a deeper public understanding of science
2020 Speakers Houston we are GO for launch!
Read the new MIT Space Policy Compendium led by Dava Newman with co-authors including Ariel Ekblaw and Danielle Wood.
Taking a taste of the sensory research of Space Exploration Initiative’s Maggie Coblentz
Space research, led by a diverse team of women scientists, will be presented at this year's AIAA Ascend Conference.