Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO, stands in front of a Falcon 9 rocket at SpaceX’s launch site. A Falcon 9 rocket will lift-off from Cape Canaveral, Florida tomorrow night. The craft will rendezvous in low-Earth orbit with the International Space Station (ISS) a few days after it has been launched.
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A new first for a private spaceship. You are looking at the first private spaceship that will dock with the International Space Station: a SpaceX Dragon on top of a Falcon 9 rocket. It’s the beginning of the future of manned space travel, people…
The new startup, Planetary Resources will mine asteroids for precious metals. Peter Diamandis, entrepreneur and X-Prize impresario, earlier in 2012 hinted he was about to unveil something amazing: a startup that will mine asteroids for precious metals.
Cosmic changes are coming. When it comes to terraforming, the Universe makes man’s puny efforts to be king of the hill look pretty pathetic. Not only are we completely at the mercy of a constantly changing planet, but we’re careening through space totally vulnerable to a sea of objects and cosmic influences beyond our wildest [...]
A meteorite analyzed in the study at its collection site in Antarctica. ScienceDaily (Mar. 9, 2012) — Creating some of life’s building blocks in space may be a bit like making a sandwich — you can make them cold or hot, according to new NASA research. This evidence that there is more than one way [...]
Obayashi Corp. is building the Tokyo Sky Tree and plans to build a space elevator by 2050. Space elevators are one of the promising technologies of the future. Now a Japanese construction firm that specializes in the very tall could make them a reality. By 2050, so still pretty far on that horizon, but it’s [...]
A new augmented reality system could help astronauts take care of each other. Astronauts will face all kinds of medical problems when traveling to Mars or other distant destinations , but rocket science isn’t surgery. And vice versa. A new augmented reality system could help astronauts take care of each other, overlaying computer graphics over [...]
An “intensitygram” from the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager on NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the double-barreled sunspot active region 1416. As solar activity builds toward an expected peak in 2013, a double-barreled sunspot has been doubling in size over the past couple of days and now has the potential to shoot significant eruptions in our direction. [...]
NASA hopes to be able to fly its astronauts on commercial carriers by about 2017. Program managers from NASA said they are looking for at least two U.S. firms to design and build space taxis to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station.
Two high school students in Cananda have successfully launched a Lego man almost 80,000 feet above sea level–high enough to capture video of the plastic toy hovering above the curvature of the Earth.