When it comes to the promise of interstellar space travel, Ion drives have been the baby of science fiction writers.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have taken a big bite toward having a more sustainable spacecraft this week when they ate the first crop grown in space. In his comments about tasting the red romaine lettuce, astronaut Scott Kelly said that it, “tastes good. Kinda like argula,” referring to common leafy vegetable that is also known as rocket.
The next few years of cubesats are expected to resemble the first years of personal computers. The time when computers went from a room-sized luxury to a toy that sat of the desk of your home office.