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The human experience of food extends far beyond that of mere nourishment. Debriefs with astronauts tell us that food is a key creature co...
The MIT Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative is developing “The Interplanetary Cookbook”—a collection of thought-provoking recipes, too...
Public libraries are one of most trusted public institutions in the US and increasingly provide a broad range of education services, rang...
In 2015, the director general of the European Space Agency (ESA), Jan Wörner, introduced the concept of the “Moon Village.” Inspired by t...
When contemplating the future of life in space, we dream not only of rockets and off-world societies, but also of art, of leisure, and fr...
Overview: How will we build the coming generations of Space Architecture—the modules, space ships, and space stations that will ensc...
The Lut Desert of Iran is one of the most similar regions to Mars. Close to that area, there are vernacular adobe architectures that are ...
SpaceHuman is a soft robotics device designed to facilitate the exploration of environments with reduced gravity in a view of democratiza...
Today, the environments that humans occupy in space are designed for survival. Humans are carefully shuttled to and from space, and durin...
We present Piezo-Acoustic Backscatter (PAB), the first technology that enables backscatter networking in underwater environments. PAB rel...
For decades, the International Space Station (ISS) has operated as a bastion of international cooperation and a unique testbed for microg...
Paraffin wax (common candlewax) shows promise as a high-performing hybrid rocket propellant for chemical propulsion systems. Its inherent...
Can a modified snap bracelet be used to land infrastructure on an asteroid? It is notoriously difficult to stick a landing on a low ...
Living Distance is a mission and a fantasy realized, in which a wisdom tooth is sent to outer space and back down to Earth again. Carried...
Maiden Flight is an autonomous biological laboratory environment designed for studying the impact of space flight on the sole reproductiv...
Lab on Body, Synthetic Biology, and Bio-Digital Systems for Health and Human Enhancement
This project asks, how can we transmit experiences across space and time? The launching point of the project is to create a drawing that ...
More ocean data has been collected in the last two years than in all previous years combined, and we are on a path to continue to break t...
The outermost skin of a space-based structure is designed using materials known to protect against the harsh elements of space. Simultane...
Structurally, zero gravity means that we do not have to contend with architecture's greatest arch-nemesis, gravity. This opens up a new w...
The future of human life outside of Earth will heavily depend on the ability to fabricate and manufacture things. Yet fabrication in spac...
Gravity anchors all existence on Earth.It pulls a chaotic world to one single point in every moment of life. Even though gravity is every...
This project seeks to examine the effects of altered gravity on an individual’s physiology during parabolic flight. Specifically, we will...
The Scratch Team invited young people from around the world to create Scratch projects designed specifically to be played in zero gr...
The widespread synthesis of common organic building blocks in space could have biased life beyond Earth towards chemical similarities to ...
Can we enable social connectivity between astronauts and people on Earth through an embodied agent?Astronauts actively communicate with t...
The Orbit Weaver Suit for zero gravity was designed by Media Lab Director's Fellow Andrea Lauer in collaboration with ...
Each new technology forces us to confront who we are as humans. As technological innovations in deep space exploration keep advanci...
Expansion microscopy (ExM) is a new imaging modality developed by MIT Media Lab's Synthetic Neurobiology group. ExM allows biomolecules t...
The brain uses space to index, organize, and retrieve memories. However, our sense of space depends on our perception of gravity. We...