Elon Musk doesn’t shoot for the moon; he shoots for Mars. And he hopes to bring people there in under ten years.
In 1983, Sally Ride lifted the glass ceiling to the stars, becoming the first American woman in space — and the youngest American astronaut to travel in space, a distinction she still…
“Wherever we find water,” says Michael Paul, Director of Space Systems at Penn State University, “we find life.”
WHETHER IT’S GRAVITY, The Martian or Apollo 13, it’s safe to say that people love space disaster movies. Take any emergency situation from Earth and transplant it into space and you’ve got the makings of an intense thriller.
But the reality of emergencies in space, especially medical ones, is far from entertaining. As interest in space travel continues to grow, surgeons and astronauts are teaming up to learn how to save lives in zero gravity — and some of the stories are truly out of this world.