Call for Papers: Special Issue on Material Requirements for Interplanetary Space Travel

We are announcing a special issue planned for the Journal of Materials Science entitled “Material Requirements for Interplanetary Space Travel”.

The following topics are encouraged for submission: (1) materials simulations for requirements of mission success (2) next generation materials for spacecraft design, colonization, energy generation and (3) testing for lifetime predictions.

Articles for this special edition will undergo the same formatting and review process as all other entries to the Journal of Materials Science.  Any specific questions regarding the special edition can be directed toward the guest editors.

Guest Editor: Dr. Michelle Poliskie1, Dr. Dan Donahoe2

  1. SpaceX,,
  2. 1000 Kilometers PLLC,

The online submission site for this journal is located at

To ensure that your manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue, it is essential that you select ‘‘Interplanetary Travel” on the pull-down menu during the submission process. 

The submission window is 1 December 2020 to 1 March 2021.