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May 19th, 2015 at 4:55 pm

$2.25M prize offered by NASA for 3D printed deep space habitats

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NASA is starting a competition to intended to encourage creative thinkers to design and build a 3D printed habitat for deep space exploration, with a $2.25 million prize.   Continue Reading »

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May 8th, 2015 at 3:56 pm

NASA’s electromagnetic drive can produce thrust in vacuum

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NASA is developing an electromagnetic drive to operate without rocket fuel, in a vacuum, is seemingly defying the laws of physics, and raising hopes for the future of space travel.   Continue Reading »

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March 9th, 2015 at 12:57 pm

Images from new type of space telescope could be 1,000x sharper than hubble

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A new type of orbiting space telescope could be capable of producing images that are more than 1,000 times sharper than what the Hubble Space Telescope can capture.   Continue Reading »

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December 24th, 2014 at 11:03 am

NASA will use human waste to fuel spacecrafts

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What do astronauts do with human waste?

Recently, NASA asked researchers to come up with a way to use all of the human waste expected to pile up when it builds a moon base. The best answer was to use it to fuel spacecrafts on their trips back to Earth.

 

 

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December 24th, 2014 at 10:20 am

Mining asteroids comes closer to reality

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Platinum metals and water are the most profitable potential for operations of asteroid mining.

Deep Space Industries and Planetary Resources have announced that they will pursue their plans if asteroid mining. The companies have received contracts from NASA to study asteroid redirection.

 

 

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November 24th, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Space entrepreneurship is about to become huge despite setbacks with Antares and Virgin Galactic

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Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo

October was a tough month for space enthusiasts and the world’s private space industry. The explosion of the Antares rocket, which was headed to the International Space Station, was followed just a few days later by the crash of Virgin Galactic’s and Scaled Composites’ SpaceShipTwo space plane.

 

 

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November 20th, 2014 at 4:34 pm

Here’s how time travel may actually be possible

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For centuries, time travel’s been one of man’s wildest fantasies. It has been a popular trend in movies and fiction for a long time, inspiring everything from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine to the Charlton Heston shrine that is The Planet of the Apes. And with the opening of  the movie Interstellar—n0t to spoil anything—we’re about to fantasize about it even more. (Video)

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November 20th, 2014 at 4:16 pm

How much money would it take to build a space base?

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Moon base

How much would it cost to establish a space base on the Moon or an asteroid? Universe Today spoke with Philip Metzger, a former senior research physicist at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, who has explored this subject extensively on his website and in published papers.

 

 

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November 13th, 2014 at 11:42 am

Will interstellar travel by wormhole ever be possible?

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Among the many concepts researchers have devised are theoretical tunnels known as wormholes.

Humans have long dreamed of traveling into deep space. That’s the major theme of the science fiction movie Interstellar, which will take Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway to the places we hope to one day reach ourselves. Except for that tiny hiccup called deep space travel.

 

 

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October 15th, 2014 at 11:35 am

Space will go commercial with 2015 launch of Bigelow inflatable room

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Bigelow Expandable Activity Module

An inflatable workroom from Bigelow Aerospace will be added to the International Space Station,  The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, or BEAM, will head to low-Earth orbit (LEO) in 2015 aboard the Dragon, a rocket built and operated by the privately run, Elon Musk-founded company SpaceX.

 

 

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