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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)
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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 c...
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.
Founded in 2016 and now in our fifth year, we set our sights on space. The Space Exploration Initiative has since grown to...
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...
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.
Website created as a rapid response to Covid-19 yields unexpected insights into what’s possible for reaching learners at a distance.
This year, SEI joined the Ars Electronica In Kepler’s garden online program and presented three workshops and an online lecture.
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 FestivalSeptember 5-9, 2019 at POSTCITY, Linz, Austria 50 years after the Apollo 11 lunar landing, we are seein...
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.