NASA is bringing broadband connectivity to the Moon – with lasers

Using a pulsed laser beam from aboard its recently launched Lunar and Atmospheric Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE), NASA has transmitted data over the 239,000 miles between the Moon and Earth at a record-breaking download rate of 622 megabits per second. Say goodbye to the glacial transmission speeds of RF… » 10/24/13 9:30am 10/24/13 9:30am

How will space colonists access the Internet on Mars?

Question: would you sign up for a one-way trip to Mars? Followup question for those who answered "No": what if you had an internet connection? Obviously, a lifetime on Mars would be a lot more enjoyable with a steady diet of cat videos. But would it be possible? » 6/06/13 11:36am 6/06/13 11:36am