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The most impressive aerospace innovations of 2019

December 6th, 2019 at 2:07 pm » Comments Off

The year’s most important developments in the world of aerospace. Lockheed Martin The most awesome aerospace innovations of this past year aren’t just cool contraptions designed to cruise through air and space at breakneck speeds. They’re hints at what might be mainstream in the future. From an experimental craft that could help usher in a […]



The biggest barrier to future space exploration is in our heads

October 30th, 2019 at 11:15 am » Comments Off

With enough time, the technological challenges of sending humans to Mars and beyond are solvable. But psychologically, we’re not ready to leave our home. In 1945 British science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke—now best known for 2001: A Space Odyssey—correctly predicted the invention of satellites, the first of which launched into space in 1958. Then […]



Massive, AI-powered robots are 3D-printing entire rockets

October 27th, 2019 at 12:49 pm » Comments Off

To make a 3D-printable rocket, Relativity Space simplified the design of many components, including the engine.PHOTOGRAPH: RELATIVITY Relativity Space may have the biggest metal 3D printers in the world, and they’re cranking out parts to reinvent the rocket industry here—and on Mars. For a factory where robots toil around the clock to build a rocket […]



This is how long the human body would survive on every planet in the Solar System

October 3rd, 2019 at 12:44 pm » Comments Off

Let’s assume that people learned how to breathe in space without special equipment and we found a way to reach any planet in the solar system. Despite the fact that this information is not likely to be practical in the near future, let’s have a look at how a person would feel on the different […]



Scientists are starting to take warp drives seriously, Especially one specific concept

September 30th, 2019 at 12:04 pm » Comments Off

It’s hard living in a relativistic Universe, where even the nearest stars are so far away and the speed of light is absolute. It is little wonder then why science fiction franchises routinely employ FTL (Faster-than-Light) as a plot device. Push a button, press a petal, and that fancy drive system – whose workings no […]



Here’s how we could feed a million people on Mars

September 30th, 2019 at 11:59 am » Comments Off

  If we want to colonize Mars, we’re going to need to figure out a way to feed ourselves there, and continuously sending food to the Red Planet isn’t a sustainable plan. But now, a team of researchers thinks it’s figured out a way to produce enough food on Mars to feed a million people […]



Astronauts make cement in space for the first time

September 21st, 2019 at 1:07 am » Comments Off

European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst works on an experiment aboard the International Space Station looking into how cement reacts in space. Concrete could provide humans in space with better protection from radiation and extreme temperatures than many other materials. In the future, when humans live in and visit space, they’re going to need places […]



GPS 3 is the future of navigation, and it’s set to roll out in 2023

September 20th, 2019 at 9:36 am » Comments Off

Lockheed Martin GPS III Since 1993, the US Air Force has made its Global Positioning System (GPS) available to the world, and ever since then that technology has found its way into many facets of our everyday lives. It’s in our cars, in our phones, and even in our watches. It’s not surprising then that […]



These researchers want to run cable from the Earth to the Moon

September 10th, 2019 at 3:17 am » Comments Off

  It’s a space elevator concept that could actually work. It would be much easier to escape Earth’s gravity if you could skip the energy-intensive rockets. That’s the idea behind the Spaceline, a newly-proposed type of space elevator that would link the Earth and the Moon in a bid drastically cut the cost of space […]



Battle for Mars: Planet Bezos, Planet Musk, Planet Branson, or Planet New America?

August 5th, 2019 at 11:21 am » Comments Off

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong took “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” becoming the first human being to walk on the moon. NASA reported to Congress that the Apollo program cost $25.4 billion ($176 billion in 2019 dollars). At the time, there were only two entities with the resources to […]



Everyone’s going back to the moon. But why?

July 22nd, 2019 at 12:47 am » Comments Off

The Deep Space Gateway, seen here in an artist’s rendering, would be a spaceport in lunar orbit. Boeing As the 50th anniversary of the first Apollo landing approaches, a host of countries are undertaking lunar missions. What’s behind the new space race? At 2.51am on Monday 15 July, engineers at India’s national spaceport at Sriharikota […]



A BFF in Space! Bioprinter Will 3D-Print Human Tissue on the Space Station

July 18th, 2019 at 7:46 am » Comments Off

A new 3D printer will launch to the space station in July with the goal of manufacturing human tissue in space.A new 3D printer will launch to the space station in July with the goal of manufacturing human tissue in space.(Image: © Techshot Inc.)  The futuristic gizmo will launch this month.



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