A space elevator is just the thing that is needed to open up the high frontier of space. A working space elevator is still not a reality as of yet. But some of the most intelligent and imaginative minds on Earth have been looking into the logistics of building such a space elevator. Rich DeVaul, head of […]
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A closeup of a titanium lattice ball manufactured using a 3D printing process. The European Space Agency (ESA) has identified ten ways to transform how space missions put together in their investigation of the potential of additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing.
Z-series spacesuit Style in spacesuits tends to advance at a slow pace. The spacesuit that is being currently worn by astronauts has been in use since 1982. But NASA has designed the Z-series suit that is designed for walking on Mars, not just floating around in space as astronauts have in the past. And NASA […]
Musk hopes for flights to Mars to be available through his private space travel company at a cost of around $500,000 per person. The billionaire founder and CEO of the private spaceflight company SpaceX, Elon Must, wants to help establish a Mars colony of up to 80,000 people by ferrying explorers to the Red Planet […]
Abell 2744 cluster Astronomers have announced a view of the universe though a lens more than 500,000 light years wide, as part of a program called “Frontier Fields” to search for the first galaxies. (Video)
By the end of 2019, Liftport has the goal establish an operational Lunar Space Elevator Infrastructure using: Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) Technology “Sputnik-like Simplicity” A Single Launch Solution
Scientist Angelo Vermeulen on a Mars mock-up in Hawaii. NASA has big plans for Mars in the coming decades, including intentions to blast a fifth rover onto the planet’s surface by 2020 and send a manned mission by 2030.
Hangar One What would you do with a 350,000-square-foot hangar built to house helium airships for the U.S. Navy if you were Google, Inc.? Would you use the cavernous interior for building and testing new robots, planetary rovers and other space or aviation technology?
Below the surface there exist deposits of water, rare minerals, and other substances not so common here on Earth. Instead of NASA resupplying the International Space Station, private corporations have taken on that job. Mars One has just as good a chance as NASA does at establishing a permanent colony on Mars. Even the Moon, which […]
NASA is taking steps that could lead to colonization of other planets. NASA is working on plans to make water, oxygen, and hydrogen on the surface of the Moon and Mars. It is vital that we find a way of extracting these vital gases and liquids from moons and planets if we ever want to […]