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October 8th, 2015 at 6:18 pm

Homesteading in space


People rarely bring their houses with them when they move from one city to another — they just rent, buy or build a new one. Astronauts don’t have the luxury of a realtor on other planets, or even a hardware store in space.

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September 11th, 2015 at 6:07 pm

12,000 dollar Moon funeral


Choosing the spot where your remains will live for eternity is a tough one, especially because there is no changing your mind once it’s said and done. For those looking for a really spectacular way to spend $12,000 that isn’t a lavish funeral on Earth, the San Francisco-based Elysium Space has you covered, offering to shoot your ashes into space or even onto the surface of the moon. Continue Reading »

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August 8th, 2015 at 9:22 am

Thoth Technology’s inflatable space elevator gets a lift


Over the past 50 years, getting to space hasn’t become any easier technically speaking. It still requires using huge rockets to create a massive enough amount of force to push a payload beyond the grip of Earth’s gravity.

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August 8th, 2015 at 9:08 am

The growing problem of space junk


Forty-five years ago, Ernst Stuhlinger, the associate director of science at Nasa’s Marshall Space Flight Center, an original member of Wernher von Braun’s Operation Paperclip team, was asked by Sister Mary Jucunda, a Zambia-based nun, how he could suggest spending billions of dollars on spaceflight when many children were starving on Earth.

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July 10th, 2015 at 9:36 pm

Students 3D-printed rocket engine


Famed futurist Dr. Robert Forward once said that he expected we would grow rockets one day, just like we grow plants.   Continue Reading »

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July 6th, 2015 at 11:44 am

NASA’s prototype drone aircraft destined for Mars


This may be the first aircraft to fly the Martian skies.  NASA revealed that they are building a Prandtl-m (Preliminary Research Aerodynamic Design to Land on Mars) prototype for a glider drone that would launch from a descending rover and survey landing sites for the eventual manned mission.   Continue Reading »

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July 6th, 2015 at 11:36 am

‘Smart’ LED farming: making space veg viable?


According to researchers at Purdue University, ’targeted’ LEDs could be the future of extraterrestrial horticulture, the tiny electrical components could lead a revolution in fine-tuning food production off (and on) Earth.   Continue Reading »

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June 29th, 2015 at 7:59 pm

DARPA says they are engineering the organisms that will teraform Mars


The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is investing heavily in genetic engineering and synthetic biology, that could excite or terrify you depending on how you feel about the military engineering totally new life forms.   Continue Reading »

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June 4th, 2015 at 8:34 pm

Flying saucers on Mars to be tested by NASA


Trying to work out how to safely deliver astronauts to the surface of Mars, NASA will be testing flying saucers.   Continue Reading »

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May 26th, 2015 at 6:26 pm

Small ‘Cubesats’ finding a bigger role in space


When work on the first cubesat in 1999 began, Jordi Puig-Suari and Bob Twiggs has a rather basic goal - to develop a compact satellite that university students could build and use to conduct scientific experiments and test out new technologies.   Continue Reading »

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