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The future of moon exploration

July 24th, 2014 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

Bigelow Aerospace plan to build bases on the moon. One day, a rocket carrying more than a dozen privately built probes touches down on the moon. The robots burst from the vehicle in a race to beam back high-definition video and other data while roving the surface of Earth’s nearest natural satellite. The people of […]

FAA approves proposed SpaceX launch site in Texas

July 16th, 2014 at 8:14 am » Comments Off

Proposed launch site for SpaceX. A “Record of Decision” giving approval for a SpaceX Texas Launch Site in Cameron County, Texas has been published by the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) office of Commercial Space Transportation. (Video)    

If we fund Elon Musk instead of NASA, we can send humans back to space

July 1st, 2014 at 8:09 am » Comments Off

Elon Musk Elon Musk, the wealthy and polarizing founder of PayPal, Tesla and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), is on a hot streak when it comes to spaceflight. He’s raiding revenue streams from Nasa and the US military to fund a private manned space program. His main weapon: low prices, with SpaceX offering satellite launches at […]

What a warp drive spaceship should look like

June 16th, 2014 at 12:59 pm » Comments Off

IXS Enterprise Mark Rademaker, artist,  has unveiled a set of concept images imagining what a spaceship would look like that is  capable of traveling to other stars in a matter of months. His IXS Enterprise design is based on some hard science even though it may look like something from the next science fiction epic […]

Boeing’s futuristic CST-100 space capsule tourists won’t hate

May 15th, 2014 at 10:09 am » Comments Off

Boeing CST-100 space capsule When private space is an established industry in the not-so-distant future, different carriers will provide distinctive customer experiences for space tourists—just as Jet Blue and Delta airlines provide different inflight amenities. At least that’s what Boeing is banking on with its recently unveiled interior designs for the CST-100 space capsule.  

The Next Great Space Race – Space-Based Power Stations

May 12th, 2014 at 8:21 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: Earth’s appetite for power continues to grow. Since the 1960s, power consumption has quadrupled around the globe, with many countries opting to build large oil and coal plants to meet the demand.    

Nasa tests growing lettuce in space

May 11th, 2014 at 8:16 am » Comments Off

A plant growth chamber designed to make gardens thrive in weightlessness. NASA scientists believe they may have found a solution to how to grow vegetables in space. It could bring an end to astronauts on the space station subsisting largely on a diet of pre-packaged dehydrated food.    

Commercial space travel revs up

May 8th, 2014 at 11:01 am » Comments Off

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two NASA has lost the urgency of the space race years of the 1960′s, but today’s commercial space sector looks to be recapturing some of that fervor. On Friday, May 2nd at New York City’s historic Explorer’s Club the players in America’s private space race were out in force at this event, […]

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency plans to build an orbiting solar farm

April 28th, 2014 at 11:56 am » Comments Off

Mirrors in orbit would reflect sunlight onto huge solar panels. What if you could imagine looking at Tokyo Bay from high above and seeing a man-made island in the harbor, 3 kilometers long. There is a massive net stretched over the island and studded with 5 billion tiny rectifying antennas, which convert microwave energy into DC electricity. […]

Google X really did try to design a space elevator

April 21st, 2014 at 11:44 am » Comments Off

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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