This has been an extraordinarily challenging period for all of you, and we couldn't be prouder of your accomplishments.
Founded in 2016 and now in our fifth year, we set our sights on space. The Space Exploration Initiative has since grown to...
The Space Exploration Initiative and Space Enabled research group are participating in this year's Virtual MIT Space Week.
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.
Space research, led by a diverse team of women scientists, will be presented at this year's AIAA Ascend Conference.
Developed by a team of Media Lab researchers, SpaceHuman is a seahorse-inspired additive prosthetic for use in microgravity environments.
A cohort of transdisciplinary researchers will study effects of sustained microgravity
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.
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
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
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?
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!
Thoughts from the Media Lab's Space Enabled group and Space Exploration Initiative
Media Lab students, faculty, researchers and affiliates pitching panels at SXSW 2019
Ariel Ekblaw speaks at Sónar+D
The TESSERAE project is a design experiment in imagining how to bring the concept of geodesic domes from Earth into orbit.
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.
What would daily life be like on the Red Planet?
Award-winning science fiction author Neal Stephenson
Beyond the Cradle 2018 workshop descriptions
Beyond the Cradle 2018: Speakers
Reimagining research for life in space
John D. Halamka, MD, Andrew Lippman, Ariel Ekblaw
MIT Media Lab event, Beyond the Cradle, launches a new initiative to explore the final frontier.