Into the Unknown

From moon walking to asteroid hunting, the fields of science, technology, and engineering are vital to space missions, and can, in turn, be enhanced by them.

Into the Unknown

While NASA's moon missions have been shelved, its activities are far from dormant. From working collaboratively with other nations to predict asteroid strikes, to making the space station available for research, and partnering with industry to figure out how to send humans deeper into space than ever before, NASA is enthusiastically pursuing its mission to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind.

Former astronaut Charlie Camarda, profiled recently in The New York Academy of Sciences Magazine, believes space exploration is critical for the unique knowledge and experience gained during these missions. Below we present a selection of resources linking space and science, technology, and engineering; see what you can learn from these space-inspired publications and podcasts.

Space Talk
Magazine Interview

Space Talk

Former NASA astronaut Charlie Camarda, a mission specialist on the Discovery flight, sat down with Science & the City to discuss his experiences in space and the future of the U.S. space program.

Black Holes and Astrobiology
eBriefing

Black Holes and Astrobiology

This eBriefing documents a presentation by Caleb Scharf, director of astrobiology at Columbia University, who described the latest science on black holes and gave an update on the search for life on other planets.

Dustyn's Robots
Podcast

Dustyn's Robots

In this podcast, Dustyn Roberts discusses her work on the cutting edge of engineering. Her Sample Manipulation System, part of the Curiosity Mars Science Laboratory, is helping to analyze soil samples on Mars.


About the New York Academy of Sciences
The New York Academy of Sciences is an independent, not-for-profit organization that since 1817 has been committed to advancing science, technology, and society worldwide. With 22,000 members in 140 countries, the Academy is creating a global community of science for the benefit of humanity. The Academy's core mission is to advance scientific knowledge, positively impact the major global challenges of society with science-based solutions, and increase the number of scientifically informed individuals in society at large. Please visit us online at www.nyas.org.