Space

These are adventures that take place in outer space — the final frontier.

Boarding Pass for NASA's Mars 2020 mission with the planet Mars in the background

Send your name to Mars

Join Scott on his mission to Mars. Well… really it is just his name etched in silicon that will be going on NASA’s 2020 Mars Rover, but anyone can join.

International Space Station over Earth the pale blue dot.

Spot the International Space Station

Here is an easy backyard adventure that I have done 3 times already. You can easily spot the International Space Station flying overhead. It looks a lot like a fast airplane except that’s a lot higher and traveling thousands of miles an hour.

The Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover artist's rendition of the rover on the red, sandy Mars surface investigating rocks.

Imagine standing on Mars

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to stand on Mars? Now you don’t have to thanks to this month’s featured Argonaut, the Curiosity Rover. Stand on Mars in this virtual reality panoramic image.

Mars One. The next giant leap for mankind.

Mars One Failure to Launch

The good news is that I won’t have to eat worms and algae for the rest of my life; the bad news is that I failed to qualify for the next round of Mars One.

Book Cover. A travelers guide to Mars.

Martian Babies

When my girlfriend found out I qualified to be a Martian astronaut she wasn’t supportive. “Honey, just think, we could have the first Martian babies ever!” and other funny things people say.

Mars One transporter spaceship with solar panels.

My Quest to Bicycle Mars

In case you didn’t hear, I made round 2.5 of the Mars One project and my quest to be the first person to bicycle two planets. Listen to my NPR interview.

The universe’s most amazing photo

10 years later and this is still the most amazing image I have ever seen, the most faraway reaches of our universe ever photographed. In this tiny pinprick of one of the darkest regions of the sky, are 10,000 galaxies.

1,058 Mars One applicants make first cut

I am one of the 297 people selected from the United States, half which are woman and about 75 in my age group. I am excited to be part of this! Even in a thousand years everyone will remember the first trip to Mars.

Prototype habitats line up on Mars

Scott Applies to be Mars astronaut

Scott applied to go to Mars and help establish a colony in 2023 — and so can you! Here is my application letter and video — it’s about inspiring humanity.

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