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Space Exploration Initiative
This project seeks to examine the effects of altered gravity on an individual’s physiology during parabolic flight. Specifically, we will...
Xin Liu discusses the Space Exploration Initiative's upcoming arts exhibition at Ars Electronica
Today, the environments that humans occupy in space are designed for survival. Humans are carefully shuttled to and from space, and durin...
The future of human habitation in space, from Low Earth Orbit (LEO) to planetary systems far beyond, lies in self-assembling, adaptive, a...
Gravity is the anchor of all existences on earth, pulling the chaotic world to one single point in every moment of life. Even ...
Food in space has moved beyond that which is simply developed down on Earth for space purposes. A new food culture will emerge as a resul...
Reimagining research for life in space
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Structurally, zero gravity means that we do not have to contend with architecture's greatest arch-nemesis, gravity. This opens up a new w...
The future of human life outside of Earth will heavily depend on the ability to fabricate and manufacture things. Yet fabrication in spac...
The Scratch Team invited young people from around the world to create Scratch projects designed specifically to be played in zero gr...
The widespread synthesis of common organic building blocks in space could have biased life beyond Earth towards chemical similarities to ...
Can we enable social connectivity between astronauts and people on Earth through an embodied agent?Astronauts actively communicate with t...
The Orbit Weaver Suit for zero gravity was designed by Media Lab Director's Fellow Andrea Lauer in collaboration with ...
Can a modified snap bracelet be used to land infrastructure on an asteroid? It is notoriously difficult to stick a landing on a low ...
Each new technology forces us to confront who we are as humans. As technological innovations in deep space exploration keep advanci...
Expansion microscopy (ExM) is a new imaging modality developed by MIT Media Lab's Synthetic Neurobiology group. ExM allows biomolecules t...
The brain uses space to index, organize, and retrieve memories. However, our sense of space depends on our perception of gravity. We...
Research projects deployed in zero gravity, November 2017.
Imagine a physical object that floats through the air, unconstrained by gravity, which can move freely to display the motion of a planet ...