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Japanese company Obayashi plans to have a space elevator up and running by 2050

September 29th, 2014 at 12:37 pm » Comments Off

Space elevator The Japanese construction giant Obayashi has announced they will have a space elevator up and running by the year 2050. If successful it would revolutionize space travel and potentially transform the global economy. (Video)    



The future is coming to space

September 29th, 2014 at 12:07 pm » Comments Off

MIT BioSuit Science fiction writers must feel like the future is getting too close with all the news about a 3D printer winging its way to the International Space Station (ISS), skintight spacesuits, and plans for construction of a space elevator.    



NASA blasts first 3D printer into space

September 25th, 2014 at 11:55 am » Comments Off

The machine hitching a ride on the Space X cargo shuttle isn’t your average, off-the-shelf MakerBot printer. The SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft lifted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida last week carrying something that’s never been taken into space: A 3D printer. When it docked with the ISS, it delivered the first machine capable of […]



3D printed Mars homes could be built in 24 hours

September 18th, 2014 at 10:23 am » Comments Off

The Contour Crafter could 3D print housing on the surface of the Moon using concrete made from lunar rock. Imagine it’s the year 2045, and you open the curtains in the morning and instead of grey skies and rain, you are looking out at a rust-colored rocky panorama. You have just woken up on Mars. […]



Top 10 myths about space we need to stop believing

September 12th, 2014 at 11:04 am » Comments Off

An asteroid belt around the bright star Vega. Should you be getting your facts about space from Hollywood? Probably not. Here are ten myths about space you should stop believing.    



Cosmonauts find sea plankton on outside of International Space Station

August 25th, 2014 at 11:11 am » Comments Off

Cosmonauts found traces of sea plankton and microscopic particles on outside of ISS. ITAR-TASS, a Russian press agency, is reporting something so surprising that it’s hard to believe: Cosmonauts have found microorganisms on the exterior of the International Space Station. Russian scientists are shocked by this discovery and can’t really explain how it is possible.



Development of an 80,000 person Mars city possible by 2040

August 13th, 2014 at 8:53 am » Comments Off

A self-supporting Mars colony. The first people could be taken to Mars in 10 to 12 years, according to a hopeful Elon Musk. He thinks it is certainly possible for that to occur. Musk says the thing that matters long term is to have a self-sustaining city on Mars, to make life multiplanetary.    



World’s first artificial leaf that converts water and light into oxygen

August 6th, 2014 at 11:30 am » Comments Off

The man-made leaf could help us breathe in space. Lack of oxygen throughout the universe is one of the persistent challenges of manned space exploration. Trees and other plant life do us a real solid by taking in our bad breath and changing it back to clean, sweet O2 here on Earth. (Video)    



The future of moon exploration

July 24th, 2014 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

Bigelow Aerospace plan to build bases on the moon. One day, a rocket carrying more than a dozen privately built probes touches down on the moon. The robots burst from the vehicle in a race to beam back high-definition video and other data while roving the surface of Earth’s nearest natural satellite. The people of […]



FAA approves proposed SpaceX launch site in Texas

July 16th, 2014 at 8:14 am » Comments Off

Proposed launch site for SpaceX. A “Record of Decision” giving approval for a SpaceX Texas Launch Site in Cameron County, Texas has been published by the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) office of Commercial Space Transportation. (Video)    



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