Scott Stoll logo world traveler. A bicycle wheel and the globe symbolizes Scott's journey around the world on a bicycle.

Space

These are adventures that take place in outer space — the final frontier.

Scott riding his bicycle on Mars. The background is actual Mars, and the photo of Scott is from Tibet.
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Scott’s name lands on Mars

Aboard the Perseverance is my name, “Scott Stoll,” engraved on a silicon chip. Does that make me an astronaut? Are dreams written in stone — or silicon? Can Martians read? 

Mars Perseverance Rover
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Visit Mars from your Backyard

You can visit Mars right from your own home or backyard in more ways than one. Yes! Seriously.

International Space Station over Earth the pale blue dot.
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Spot the International Space Station

Here is an easy backyard adventure that I have done 3 times already. You can easily spot the International Space Station flying overhead. It looks a lot like a fast airplane except that’s a lot higher and traveling thousands of miles an hour.

The Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover artist's rendition of the rover on the red, sandy Mars surface investigating rocks.
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Imagine standing on Mars

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to stand on Mars? Now you don’t have to thanks to this month’s featured Argonaut, the Curiosity Rover. Stand on Mars in this virtual reality panoramic image.

Scott in a Martian space suit.
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Scott Stoll Wants To Go To Mars And Never Come Back

Sometimes Scott Stoll dreams of that first day on Mars. He steps outside, the rusty red rocks kicking up a fine dust beneath his feet. He is in an extra-terrestrial bowl surrounded by an eroded rim that rises gently on the horizon, forming the lip of a vast crater.

Mars One transporter spaceship with solar panels.
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Mars One Failure to Launch

The good news is that I won’t have to eat worms and algae for the rest of my life; the bad news is that I failed to qualify for the next round of Mars One.

Book Cover. A travelers guide to Mars.
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Martian Babies

When my girlfriend found out I qualified to be a Martian astronaut she wasn’t supportive. “Honey, just think, we could have the first Martian babies ever!” and other funny things people say.

Prototype habitats line up on Mars
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My Quest to Bicycle Mars

In case you didn’t hear, I made round 2.5 of the Mars One project and my quest to be the first person to bicycle two planets. Listen to my NPR interview.

A view of galaxies so small they look like stars.
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The universe’s most amazing photo

10 years later and this is still the most amazing image I have ever seen, the most faraway reaches of our universe ever photographed. In this tiny pinprick of one of the darkest regions of the sky, are 10,000 galaxies.

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1,058 Mars One applicants make first cut

I am one of the 297 people selected from the United States, half which are woman and about 75 in my age group. I am excited to be part of this! Even in a thousand years everyone will remember the first trip to Mars.