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A 30 million page library is heading to the moon to help preserve human civilization

March 16th, 2019 at 1:58 am » Comments Off

Falcon 9 rocket launches carrying Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Feb. 21, 2019. The massive archive is aboard Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft. When Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft launched toward the moon last week, it was carrying a mysterious cargo. Mission planners called it a time capsule but hinted that that wasn’t the […]



Would you want to stay in a space hotel?

March 15th, 2019 at 11:15 am » Comments Off

Aurora Station plans to become the first hotel in space. But how likely is it we’ll be able to holiday in orbit around the Earth? It was intended to set the travel world on fire: Aurora Station, the world’s first in-orbit hotel. The official announcement took place last April during the Space 2.0 Conference in […]



Elon Musk reveals future price plan for a return ticket to Mars

February 18th, 2019 at 12:14 pm » Comments Off

Ready to start a new life on Mars? Elon Musk, the tech entrepreneur vying to send humans to the red planet within the next decade, claimed on Monday that the cost of a ticket will one day enable “most people in advanced economies” to feasibly give up their Earth-bound dwellings and move to Mars. The […]



Take a look at the world’s largest 3D-printed rocket engine

February 15th, 2019 at 12:13 pm » Comments Off

3D printing in one piece avoids the weaknesses of welding. It’s a long way from taking on Blue Origin or SpaceX, but UK startup Orbex is confident enough to show off its Prime Rocket’s second stage. Inside the engineering prototype’s shell is what it claims is the “world’s largest” 3D printed rocket engine, which is […]



Giant leaf for mankind? China germinates first seed on moon

January 18th, 2019 at 1:05 pm » Comments Off

A photo of the cotton sprout. ‘This is the first time humans have done biological growth experiments on the lunar surface,’ said Xie Gengxin, who led the design of the experiment. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images A small green shoot is growing on the moon after a cotton seed germinated onboard a Chinese lunar lander, scientists said. […]



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