Attribution 4.0 International
NASA, ESA, H. Teplitz and M. Rafelski (IPAC/Caltech), A. Koekemoer (STScI), R. Windhorst (Arizona State University), and Z. Levay (STScI)
Developed by a team of Media Lab researchers, SpaceHuman is a seahorse-inspired additive prosthetic for use in microgravity environments.
Its potential here on Earth has much more widespread benefit potential, particularly in the era of COVID-19.
Comfortable, form-fitting garments could be used to remotely track patients’ health.
A cohort of transdisciplinary researchers will study effects of sustained microgravity
At Sundance New Frontiers 2020, Xin Liu and Qinya (Jenny) Guo debuted Living Distance, a VR piece about the journey of Liu’s wisdom tooth.
Nine groups of artists are selected to be on board Sojourner 2020, which will be launched into low Earth orbit for about 30 days.
New flavors may evolve as earth foods migrate to outer space. A collaboration between Maggie Coblentz at the MIT Media Lab and Joshua Eva...
On an upcoming SpaceX launch (CRS-20), we are launching seven TESSERAE v3 hardware tiles to the International Space Station.
Humans are headed for the cosmos, and we’re taking our appetites with us. What will fill the void when we leave Earth behind?
Ariel Ekblaw and Charles Bolden consider the future of human spaceflight.
Exploitation of resources and respect for sentient life forms are also policy issues that others say must be considered.
This mission marks the Media Lab's second ever rocket launch, and first launch to the ISS .
The Space Exploration Initiative’s latest research flight explores work and play in zero gravity
Arts and research projects from the Space Exploration Initiative's first parabolic flight that are being exhibited at Ars Electronica.
Hairstyles, musical instruments and gardening all change in zero gravity, scientist Sands Fish says.
Ariel Ekblaw presented designs for self-assembling architecture to create habitats for people living and working in low-gravity environments
Greater Boston’s annual festival of ideas finds new avenues for celebrating and connecting innovators.
Ars Electronica Festival September 5-9, 2019 at POSTCITY, Linz, Austria 50 years after the Apollo 11 lunar landing, we ar...
July 25, 2019
Impenetrable darkness, extreme pressure, cold water, and disorienting equilibrium. Deep sea creatures live in a world that is closer to o...
This mission included participation from several departments at MIT and outside collaborators from across the globe.
Joi Ito calls for responsible stewardship of the commons beyond our planet.
When we say we’re “democratizing access to space exploration,” what do we mean?
What are the opportunities and challenges in the creation of art for space, and art depicting space and space technologies?
Space Exploration Initiative open-call grant opportunitySupported by the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) at Bay...
Space Exploration Initiative research aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard experiment capsule crossed the Karman line for three minutes
On May 2nd, 2019 we launched three TESSERAE v2 hardware tiles into space and back! They rode to just over 100km (past the Karman line) on...
The projects on board the Media Lab's first suborbital rocket flight
Before low-earth orbit is clogged with hotels, satellite traffic, and debris, we should plan for the extra-planetary community we want.
Teleportation may have to wait.
Tomorrow’s space explorers won’t be able to pack traditional, heavy building materials for their missions.
Houston we are GO for launch!
The Telemetron was created in response to a call from the MIT Media Lab’s Space Exploration Initiative.
BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best technology stories of the week.
Thoughts from the Media Lab's Space Enabled group and Space Exploration Initiative
The Ars Electronica Festival runs from September 6-10, 2018 in Linz, Austria
Media Lab students, faculty, researchers and affiliates pitching panels at SXSW 2019
Xin Liu discusses the Space Exploration Initiative's upcoming arts exhibition at Ars Electronica
Nicole L'Huillier speaks at Sónar+D
Ariel Ekblaw speaks at Sónar+D
The Telemetron generates musical compositions using gyroscopic “chimes.”
The TESSERAE project is a design experiment in imagining how to bring the concept of geodesic domes from Earth into orbit.
A new MIT Media Lab device takes a page from Spiderman to help astronauts navigate while weightless.
For more on the Space Exploration Initiative @TNW2018, you can read the full article, "Making Star Wars a Reality through Design Thinking...
Biomimicry looks to living organisms to create the future of sustainable engineering.
The Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative shares results and next steps from its first zero gravity research mission
What would daily life be like on the Red Planet?
A chemistry, design, and R&D collaboration with International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc.
Award-winning science fiction author Neal Stephenson
Beyond the Cradle 2018 workshop descriptions
Beyond the Cradle 2018: Speakers
Research projects deployed in zero gravity, November 2017.
Reimagining research for life in space
Darlene Lim, NASA Ames
There will be space makers and tinkerers, space theorists and humanists, space artists and athletes.
MIT Media Lab event, Beyond the Cradle, launches a new initiative to explore the final frontier.
Warren Ellis photo credit: Ellen J. RogersJoi Ito photo credit: Mizuka ItoJoe Paradiso photo credit: Sam Ogden