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NASA, ESA, H. Teplitz and M. Rafelski (IPAC/Caltech), A. Koekemoer (STScI), R. Windhorst (Arizona State University), and Z. Levay (STScI)
In October 2022, the MIT Space Exploration Initiative went on a field expedition in Svalbard. Based out of the Czech Arctic Research Statio…
A panel of experts, including SEI director Ariel Ekblaw, discusses the history, culture, science, and future of NASA's Artemis program
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The artist and MIT Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative Arts curator makes work that explores why the seemingly impossible is possible.
Ariel Ekblaw talks about the TESSERAE project, which was tested on the Space Station during the recent Axiom Space AX-1 mission.
Read about the 2022 zero gravity flight and the projects that flew. This is an annual event hosted by the Space Exploration Initiative.
On August 26, 2021, the MIT Space Exploration Initiative launched to space and back with Blue Origin a second time. The payload, a pr…
The TESSERAE project, a design for self-assembling space structures and habitats, has sent prototypes to the International Space Station.
Ariel Ekblaw talks about leading the Space Exploration Initiative, self-assembling space architecture, science fiction, + long-term thinking
Last Friday, the International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory gathered a variety of thought leaders at a virtual event to discuss …
Self-reconfiguring ElectroVoxels use embedded electromagnets to test applications for space exploration.
A New Zero Gravity Cuisine is a culinary collaboration that imagines the transformation of ingredients in zero gravity. I’m a researcher an…
Space Exploration Initiative director Ariel Ekblaw speaks with WIRED’s Ramin Skibba about the beginning and future of space tourism.
Webinar Series " Design Exploration: towards a Moon Architecture" | Invited talks and students' projects.
SEI Space Analog Mission Application 2022
A conversation recently aired on Planetary Radio, hosted by Mat Kaplan of the Planetary Society, featuring SEI director Ariel Ekblaw.
Spacecraft wrapped in sensor-rich electronic textiles could double as scientific instruments
In 2017, the MIT Media Lab set its sights on space, and three years later, in March 2020, the Space Exploration Initiative launch…
The LA Times talks to Fluid Interfaces alum Xin Liu about her art project Living Distance.
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Media Lab students, faculty, researchers, and affiliates pitching panels at SXSW 2022
Explore Moon ArchitectureWorkshop @Digital FUTURESNASA’s Artemis Program is envisioning a plan to drive humanity to live on our closest cel…
A blog post describing the main questions, hypotheses, and results of research on the Skinsuit conducted this summer.
The Space Exploration Initiative supports research across and beyond MIT in two microgravity flights this spring.
Supported by the Space Exploration Initiative, the student-run HUMANS project aims to increase global representation in space.
Ariel Ekblaw spoke at the Chautauqua Institution about her novel space architecture ideas and a call for more dialogue on space ethics.
New for Spring 2021, and expected to be taught again in 2023, Operating in the Lunar Environment is a collaboration between MIT AeroAstro …
Founded in 2016 and now in our fifth year, we set our sights on space. The Space Exploration Initiative has since grown to 5…
MIT Space Exploration Initiative event shows that collective imagination is essential to space exploration and innovation.
MIT Open Learning curates a collection of space-related course info from MIT departments including the Lab's Space Exploration Initiative.
The Space Governance Collaborative is an interdisciplinary group of researchers based at the MIT Media Lab with a growing network of g…
The Space Exploration Initiative and Space Enabled research group are participating in this year's Virtual MIT Space Week.
Researchers + artists reflect on the partnerships that have created career opportunities and forged a deeper public understanding of science
2020 Speakers Houston we are GO for launch!
Read the new MIT Space Policy Compendium led by Dava Newman with co-authors including Ariel Ekblaw and Danielle Wood.
Taking a taste of the sensory research of Space Exploration Initiative’s Maggie Coblentz
Space research, led by a diverse team of women scientists, will be presented at this year's AIAA Ascend Conference.
Website created as a rapid response to Covid-19 yields unexpected insights into what’s possible for reaching learners at a distance.
This year, SEI joined the Ars Electronica In Kepler’s garden online program and presented three workshops and an online lecture.
Developed by a team of Media Lab researchers, SpaceHuman is a seahorse-inspired additive prosthetic for use in microgravity environments.
Its potential here on Earth has much more widespread benefit potential, particularly in the era of COVID-19.
Comfortable, form-fitting garments could be used to remotely track patients’ health.
A cohort of transdisciplinary researchers will study effects of sustained microgravity
At Sundance New Frontiers 2020, Xin Liu and Qinya (Jenny) Guo debuted Living Distance, a VR piece about the journey of Liu’s wisdom tooth.
Nine groups of artists are selected to be on board Sojourner 2020, which will be launched into low Earth orbit for about 30 days.
New flavors may evolve as earth foods migrate to outer space. A collaboration between Maggie Coblentz at the MIT Media Lab and Joshua Evans…
On an upcoming SpaceX launch (CRS-20), we are launching seven TESSERAE v3 hardware tiles to the International Space Station.
Humans are headed for the cosmos, and we’re taking our appetites with us. What will fill the void when we leave Earth behind?
Ariel Ekblaw and Charles Bolden consider the future of human spaceflight.
Exploitation of resources and respect for sentient life forms are also policy issues that others say must be considered.
This mission marks the Media Lab's second ever rocket launch, and first launch to the ISS .