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 […]
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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)
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 […]
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 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.
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.
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.
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, […]
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. […]
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 […]