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Elon Musk tweets about space elevators and more

February 16th, 2015 at 1:46 pm » Comments Off

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 […]

Made in Space finishes first round of 3D printing on International Space Station

February 4th, 2015 at 10:00 am » Comments Off

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.    

Nasa releases 1.5 billion pixel image

January 26th, 2015 at 1:04 pm » Comments Off

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 wants to build a space internet

January 19th, 2015 at 1:41 pm » Comments Off

Elon Musk On Friday, Elon Musk announced that he wants to build an internet network using satellites in space.

Light Particles that are Faster than Light

January 12th, 2015 at 3:28 pm » Comments Off

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.

Human Waste can be used as Fuel in Space

January 9th, 2015 at 1:24 pm » Comments Off

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 […]

Latest thinking about terraforming Mars, introducing cyanobacteria

December 27th, 2014 at 8:39 am » Comments Off

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, […]

NASA will use human waste to fuel spacecrafts

December 24th, 2014 at 11:03 am » Comments Off

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.    

Mining asteroids comes closer to reality

December 24th, 2014 at 10:20 am » Comments Off

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 aboard the ISS needs a wrench and NASA successfully ‘emails’ him one

December 19th, 2014 at 10:47 pm » Comments Off

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.

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