And pls don’t ask me about space elevators until someone at least builds a carbon nanotube structure longer than a footbridge — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 26, 2015 An Earth based space elevator would be around 62,000 miles long, or about 2.5 times the circumference of the earth. It would take about 7.5 days to […]
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The Silicon Valley startup, Made in Space made the 3D printer that’s been installed on the International Space Station. After four months, the printer has finished its first round of objects.
A sweeping bird’s-eye view of a portion of the Andromeda galaxy (M31) is the largest NASA Hubble Space Telescope image ever assembled, it is also the sharpest large composite image ever taken of our galactic next-door neighbor.
Elon Musk On Friday, Elon Musk announced that he wants to build an internet network using satellites in space.
A new paper claims to demonstrate that neutrinos not only travel faster than the speed of light, but have the brain-twisting characteristic of “imaginary mass”, a property that means they actually speed up as they lose energy.
Get your toilet humor and poop puns ready – it’s time for another edition of “What do astronauts do with all that doo-doo?” NASA recently asked researchers to come up with a way to use all of the human waste expected to pile up when it builds a moon base. The best answer was to […]
Terraforming Mars While scientists believe that at one time, long ago, Mars had an atmosphere similar to Earth’s and was covered with flowing water, the reality today is quite different. In fact, the surface of Mars is so hostile that a vacation in Antarctica would seem pleasant by comparison. In addition to the extreme cold, […]
What do astronauts do with human waste? Recently, NASA asked researchers to come up with a way to use all of the human waste expected to pile up when it builds a moon base. The best answer was to use it to fuel spacecrafts on their trips back to Earth.
Platinum metals and water are the most profitable potential for operations of asteroid mining. Deep Space Industries and Planetary Resources have announced that they will pursue their plans if asteroid mining. The companies have received contracts from NASA to study asteroid redirection.
Astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore poses with the 3D-printed socket wrench emailed Anthony Domanico - We’re finally starting to see the benefits of having a 3D printer aboard the International Space Station, as NASA and Made in Space basically emailed a ratcheting socket wrench to astronaut Barry Wilmore.