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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.



The tiny satellites ushering in the new space revolution

July 5th, 2017 at 5:41 pm » Comments Off

Planet Labs and other companies are sending hundreds of low-cost satellites into orbit. We’re only beginning to understand how that will change life on Earth.



The factories of the future could float in space

June 23rd, 2017 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

This past summer, a plane went into a stomach-churning ascent and plunge 30,000 feet over the Gulf of Mexico. The goal was not thrill-seeking, but something more genuinely daring: for about 25 seconds at a time, the parabolic flight lifted the occupants into a state of simulated weightlessness, allowing a high-tech printer to spit out cardiac stem cells […]



Scientists use Martian dust to 3D print tools

May 8th, 2017 at 10:10 am » Comments Off

Food and transportation aren’t the only aspects of a mission to Mars scientists must consider. Limited cargo space means to obtain tools or similar items, astronauts may need to make use of resources available on the red planet – like dirt. Four Northwestern University researchers were recently able to utilize a Martian dust simulant to […]



Living On Mars: First City on Red Planet Planned by United Arab Emirates in ‘Mars 2117’ Project

March 8th, 2017 at 4:34 pm » Comments Off

The world has set its sights on Mars — not just to visit, but to stay. Private organizations and governments have made it their mission to get to the Red Planet, and the United Arab Emirates wants to be first. The UAE said it planned to build the first city on Mars in 100 years. […]



Is it possible to create a livable atmosphere on the Moon?

December 13th, 2016 at 11:02 am » Comments Off

As more plans are put in place in preparation for the colonization of Mars, it leads us to think what other planets or satellites we could conquer. Another place in our solar system that’s always captured the fascination of many is the moon. But, is it really possible to create a livable atmosphere on the […]



Planetary Resources is mining Luxembourg for $28M in asteroid funds

November 30th, 2016 at 6:31 pm » Comments Off

The aspiring asteroid miners at Planetary Resources have struck pay dirt in Luxembourg, the tiny (but wealthy) European country positioning itself as an ally to commercial space. The country is directly investing €12 million, with another €13 million coming from public investment bank SNCI.



Boeing CEO: We’ll Beat Musk to Mars

October 6th, 2016 at 6:13 am » Comments Off

Boeing Co. once helped the U.S. beat the Soviet Union in the race to the moon. Now the company intends to go toe-to-toe with newcomers such as billionaire Elon Musk in the next era of space exploration and commerce. sketched out a Jetsons-like future at a conference Tuesday, envisioning a commercial space-travel market with dozens of […]



Stratolaunch – The World’s largest aircraft is almost ready

September 20th, 2016 at 6:20 am » Comments Off

SEATTLE, July 22 — Seattle-based company Vulcan Aerospace announced that its Stratolaunch Systems, an air-launch platform for rockets, is close to completion. According to the company’s website, the Stratolaunch has a wingspan of 385 feet and measures 238 feet in length. This six-engine aircraft is currently the world’s largest aircraft.



Spaceflight startup Ripple Aerospace want to launch rockets from the ocean

September 20th, 2016 at 6:13 am » Comments Off

In the constant search for low-cost spaceflight, Norwegian startup Ripple Aerospace has come up with a unique solution: How about we just get rid of, like, the land? Their plan calls for reusable cargo rockets to be built in shipyards, transported to open ocean, and launched from the sea, without so much as a floating […]



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