Space & Cosmology

"Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot remain in the cradle forever." - Konstantin E. Tsiolkovsky

“As a rough approximation, let us say the Virgo Supercluster contains 10^13 stars. One estimate of the computing power extractable from a star and with an associated planet-sized computational structure, using advanced molecular nanotechnology, is 10^42 operations per second. A typical estimate of the human brain’s processing power is roughly 10^17 operations per second or less. Not much more seems to be needed to simulate the relevant parts of the environment in sufficient detail to enable the simulated minds to have experiences indistinguishable from typical current human experiences. Given these estimates, it follows that the potential for approximately 10^38 human lives is lost every century that colonization of our local supercluster is delayed; or equivalently, about 10^29 potential human lives per second”
- Nick Bostrom


War & Encounters

Fermi Paradox





Staying Up to Date

  • Planet Stories - A tool that lets everyone collapse and timelapse satellite images of almost anywhere in the world into stories to show change.
  • - This site is for everyone interested in the burgeoning field of exoplanet detection and research, from the general public to scientists in the field.
  • Universetoday - Website. Beautiful imagery of the cosmos on that day.
  • ShiftedSpace - Website. Media and stories motivating action to clean up space
  • Astria Graph - Website. Space object visualization and tracking service.
  • Astronomy Podcast -  Podcast. Science-driven podcast on space. 
  • Celestial Citizen - Podcast. On economical, social, and moral questions in relation to space exploration. 
  • Space Generation Advisory Council - organization. Largest student and early professional network for space advocacy.
  • NASA  - Podcast. On all things NASA and other noteworthy space news. 
  • The Space Policy Show - Podcast. Discusses a variety of space policy issues.
  • Space Policy Pod - Podcast. Retired podcast with good episodes on space. 

Organizations on the Cause

  • The International Space Exploration Coordination Group - A forum set up by 14 space agencies to advance the Global Exploration Strategy through coordination of their mutual efforts in space exploration.
  • SETI - Our mission is to explore, understand, and explain the origin and nature of life in the universe, and to apply the knowledge gained to inspire and guide present and future generations.
  • FQXI- Foundational Question Institute catalyzes, supports, and disseminates research on questions at the foundations of physics and cosmology, particularly new frontiers and innovative ideas integral to a deep understanding of reality, but unlikely to be supported by conventional funding sources. The lectures are especially good.
  • Planetary Society - Know the cosmos and our place within it.
  • Open Lunar - Create a peaceful, cooperative, long term human presence on the Moon for the benefit of all life.
  • European Space Policy Institute - Provide recommendations, policy options and forward vision as to how Europe’s engagement in space can bring maximum benefit to society.
  • The Outer Space Institute - A network of world-leading space experts united by their commitment to highly innovative, transdisciplinary research that addresses grand challenges facing the continued use and exploration of space. 
  • McGill’s Institute for Air & Space Law - Academic setting for teaching and research in the dual disciplines of international air law and space law.
  • NASA - America’s civil space program and the global leader in space exploration. 
  • ESA - Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.
  • JAXA - The Japanese national air and space agency.
  • Honeybee Robotics- R&D and Manufacturing engineering company that designs and builds unique solutions for our customers’ challenges, on Earth and in space. 
  • Orbit Fab - we need a bustling in-space economy before we can have permanent jobs in space. 
  • Luxemburg Space Agency - Promotes the commercial space sector in Luxembourg by providing support to the space industry, fostering new and existing businesses, developing human resources, offering access to financial solutions and supporting academic learning and research.
  • Clearspace - Sustainability in space.
  • Relativity Space - American aerospace manufacturing company.
  • Deep Space Food Challenge - NASA challenge to bring innovative food production to space.
  • Space Futures Initiative - Organization focused on research, education, and outreach to improve long-term futures in space for humanity.
  • Democratizing Access to Space  - On the MIT Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative.
  • Jus ad astra - Organization with the mission of bringing human rights to space.
  • Space Traffic Management Conference - Conference.