An artist’s rendition of a Mars One colony. Martian colonization non-profit, Mars One, will begin accepting applications in July from people who want to colonize Mars, Space.com reports. The applications must be in video form and applicants have to pay a fee (the company told Space.com that it was to weed out insincere candidates).
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Futurist Thomas Frey: In the late 1980s, I was an engineer working as part of an IBM team to build a mobile satellite command and control center for monitoring missile launches from space. This contract was part of Regan’s “Star Wars” missile defense system.
1992 There is a very cool film loop from the NOAA showing the progression of the night sky in China from 1992 to 2010. You can watch the full animation here. Above is a photo of 1992 and here is 2010. (Pics)
Mars One Mars One is a fascinating tale of a private-sector mission to put humans on Mars. They will be left there, no round-trip ticket, to build a new civilization.
Moonbase The European Space Agency wants to 3-D print a moon base. But one of the biggest challenges would be the expense (in terms of energy) to get supplies off of Earth. One way is to send as little as possible to the Moon. Couldn’t we just make a moon base out of rock? After [...]
Pictured with Bigelow is a BA 330 module, similar in function to what the new Bigelow Expandable Activity Module will be. Robert Bigelow is a hotel ans aerospace entrepreneur, He got rich off budget hotel suites that start at $189 a week. Now they are funding his dream of building inflatable space habitats with rates [...]
A new study may have found exoplanets that are warmer and waterier than Earth. One thing we know for sure in the world is that our planet is the world – for creating life, for supporting life, for letting us humans and our fellow species become what we are. And so, as we take our first [...]
. The Zeta Launcher brings surprise and mystery to futuristic toy cars with magnetic propulsion. Zeta Launcher is a toy that is safe and easy to use for ages 4+ that not only launches a small car using only permanent magnets (no batteries, no electricity nor springs), but also “vacuums” it up a small ramp, [...]
Mars A top Space Department official in India said on Saturday that India is all set to give the go-ahead for an ambitious mission to Mars, expected in November next year
Harnessing the dynamic Casimir effect. Precocious young physicist Aisha Mustafa just patented a new system that could propel spacecrafts to the final frontier without using a drop of fuel. In short her system taps one of the odder facets of quantum theory, which posits that space isn’t really a vacuum. It’s really filled with particles [...]