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Mar 29, 2017

Space Nation collaborators

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The Space Nation Astronaut Program starts worldwide in 2017. Anyone can become an astronaut and travel to space.

Take part in real world adventures through a mobile app and climb up the leaderboard. In order to collect points, you need to perform challenges that develop your physical, intellectual and social skills. The best candidates from the app enter a filmed astronaut training competition and every year we select at least one to travel to space!

Space Nation makes the universal dream of space travel a possibility for everyone.

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Mar 29, 2017

International Telescope Shaping up to be a Gamma-Ray Panopticon

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The Cherenkov Telescope Array, which India has invested in, will improve upon the data from Indian instruments like MACE and HAGAR.

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Mar 28, 2017

NATO to spend 3 billion euros on satellite, cyber defenses

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, drones, military, robotics/AI, space

BRUSSELS NATO plans to spend 3 billion euros ($3.24 billion) to upgrade its satellite and computer technology over the next three years as the Western military alliance adapts to new threats, a senior official said.

Seeking to deter hackers, and other threats including Iranian missiles, the investments underscore NATO’s recognition that conflicts are increasingly fought on computer networks as well as in the air, on land and at sea.

A senior official at the NATO Communications and Information Agency said the plans include a 1.7-billion-euro investment in satellite communications to better support troops and ships deployed across the alliance, as well as aiding the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones.

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Mar 28, 2017

Physicist Wants To Beam Solar Energy Back From Moon’s Surface

Posted by in categories: solar power, space, sustainability

The Moon as a collecting point for solar energy for use on Earth and maybe even into the outer solar system.


One man’s decades-long dream of harnessing sunlight from the lunar surface.

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Mar 28, 2017

Why Aging Is a Disease

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, economics, ethics, policy, robotics/AI, space, transhumanism

The first of my major #Libertarian policy articles for my California gubernatorial run, which broadens the foundational “non-aggression principle” to so-called negative natural phenomena. “In my opinion, and to most #transhumanist libertarians, death and aging are enemies of the people and of liberty (perhaps the greatest ones), similar to foreign invaders running up our shores.” A coordinated defense agianst them is philosophically warranted.


Many societies and social movements operate under a foundational philosophy that often can be summed up in a few words. Most famously, in much of the Western world, is the Golden Rule: Do onto others as you want them to do to you. In libertarianism, the backbone of the political philosophy is the non-aggression principle (NAP). It argues it’s immoral for anyone to use force against another person or their property except in cases of self-defense.

A challenge has recently been posed to the non-aggression principle. The thorny question libertarian transhumanists are increasingly asking in the 21st century is: Are so-called natural acts or occurrences immoral if they cause people to suffer? After all, taken to a logical philosophical extreme, cancer, aging, and giant asteroids arbitrarily crashing into the planet are all aggressive, forceful acts that harm the lives of humans.

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Mar 28, 2017

Space:1999 — Destination Moonbase Alpha trailer

Posted by in categories: entertainment, space

A trailer for this 80s ‘movie’…

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Mar 28, 2017

Moon Temple: Art Project Probes Spiritual, Cultural Needs of Lunar Colony

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Humanity’s first church on another world could be a dome perched on the rim of a huge crater near the moon’s south pole.

European Space Agency (ESA) artist-in-residence Jorge Mañes Rubio has drawn up plans for a “moon temple” that would help meet the spiritual, social and psychological needs of lunar settlers.

Those needs will likely be considerable, given that the pioneers will be isolated from the rest of humanity on a world hostile to life as we know it, Rubio said. [Visit the Moon Temple: Jorge Mañes Rubio’s Lunar Art in Pictures].

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Mar 26, 2017

Brian Greene: Five things to expect by 2037

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space

Will we land on Mars? Discover other life forms? Usher in the age of artificial intelligence Before his New Zealand talk tonight, celebrity scientist Professor Brian Greene talked to Jamie Morton about five big developments we can expect in the next 20 years.


When will the universe end? — New Zealand Herald.

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Mar 22, 2017

Aerospace start-ups pitch futuristic concepts to military defense, private companies in El Segundo

Posted by in categories: business, drones, military, space

Ten of the most promising new regional aerospace start-up companies descended on El Segundo on Tuesday to pitch their futuristic concepts for the next wave of industry advancement, from orbiting cell towers in space to drones that communicate with each other.

The event, organized by new-tech business support company Starburst Accelerator, was held at The Aerospace Corp., the research and development arm of the adjacent Los Angeles Air Force Base.

Such meetings between legacy aerospace companies and energetic up-and-comers are becoming commonplace, as the industry works to keep up with a flood of technological advancements propelling the commercialization of low-Earth orbit.

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Mar 22, 2017

Travel Tips From a Real Space Tourist: Get Ready to Feel Awful

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In space, no one can hear you ask for more Sudafed.

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