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Who gets to own outer space?

December 31st, 2017 at 10:07 pm » Comments Off

Right now, private companies and NASA have a nice, functional, symbiotic capitalist relationship. SpaceX and its competitors build and will soon operate the vehicles, while NASA pays for the service. But with Elon Musk’s eyes tilted toward Mars, that won’t last for long.



Scientists find living bacteria from outer space on ISS surface

December 1st, 2017 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

The bacteria were brought to the space station accidentally on tablet PCs together with various materials that are placed aboard the ISS for long time to study the materials’ behavior in outer space



Astronomers want to send a probe to that interstellar asteroid, but there’s a catch

November 24th, 2017 at 10:03 am » Comments Off

They’d better hurry!



The 25 best inventions of 2017: Simpler home security and more

November 21st, 2017 at 10:51 am » Comments Off

  A simpler home security system, a craft that will probe beyond the surface of mars, a VR headset and a DIY cooking companion.



Nasa plans to extract oxygen from Mars to make a new atmosphere

September 15th, 2017 at 3:39 pm » Comments Off

If successful, experiment will mark a major step towards making Mars habitable for human colonies in the future.



Craig Venter’s ‘digital-to-biological converter’ is based on real science

June 16th, 2017 at 8:27 am » Comments Off

Right now, it prints proteins. In the far future, it could print human babies on Mars. Craig Venter and Elon Musk have even discussed how printed life could help terraform Mars.



NASA is testing air traffic controller drones

October 26th, 2016 at 6:07 am » Comments Off

NASA recently tested drones to serve as unmanned air traffic controllers, according to Recode. The tests, which were conducted at the Reno, Nevada, airport, are part of a larger research project spearheaded by NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to develop an unmanned air traffic control system.



3D printing in space and future space colonies

May 22nd, 2016 at 7:10 am » Comments Off

With the major advances in 3D printing technology, companies are looking to take it past the bounds of earth and start 3D printing in space. Opportunities like asteroid mining, cheaper repair parts for orbiting equipment, and even building extraterrestrial bases are becoming increasingly likely.



SpaceX announced plans to send its Dragon spacecraft to Mars

May 2nd, 2016 at 10:57 am » Comments Off

As early as 2018, SpaceX plans to send its Dragon spacecraft to Mars. The company hinted at series of missions designed to test how to land heavy payloads on Mars. If successful, the endeavor would make SpaceX the first private spaceflight company to land a vehicle on another planet.



NASA’s Star Trek inspired spaceship that could travel faster than light

March 10th, 2016 at 9:30 am » Comments Off

People often say that sci-fi is becoming a reality whenever a bold new technology comes out. Usually that is a bit of an exaggeration. However, Harold White, a NASA engineer and physicist, is in the process of designing a spaceship that is truly straight out of almost every sci-fi story every written.



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