TWT S1 E6: Mars, Space Travel and Veggies

TWT Show Stories Mars Missions 4

So far on TWT, George and Tamara have spent a lot of time researching ideas for The Park of the Future, and now it’s time to planet. In this episode, George and Tamara journey to NASA to learn about the history of space travel, Mars colonization projects like space veggies, and scholarships funding upcoming innovators. […]

A Slow Descent: Boeing’s Parachutes for NASA

Boeing parachutes being tested for NASA

While the takeoff is the most commonly watched part of a space expedition, the re-entry is equally important. The biggest challenge, of course, is ensuring that the spacecraft doesn’t burn up upon hitting the atmosphere. Another task is finding the proper landing site- most frequently, a large and empty body of water. Instead of rockets […]

Comparing Space Tourism

A man enjoying his space tourism trip.

Commercial space travel is on the edge of becoming a reality. This is largely in part due to the efforts of three companies: SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, and Blue Origin. But while the end goal is the same, how do these companies stack up against each other? SpaceX GOALS FROM SPACE TOURISM: While the exact details […]

SpaceX and the World of Space Travel

Civilian crew of SpaceX's Inspiration4

For California-based company SpaceX, 2017 was a banner year. The company, founded in 2002, created and launched their own rockets and spacecraft, with “the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets,” according to their website. A grand total of 18 missions were held in 2017, the last of which (the Falcon 9 […]