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Mar 24, 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 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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Mar 21, 2017

Where we’re going, we don’t need roads

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space, supercomputing, sustainability, transportation

I can conceive that in saner circumstances, Tesla Model X might never have come to be. But the strongest blades are forged in the hottest fires, and for those that survive the heat, something very special is born.

Model X is special in a way that the automotive industry hasn’t been able to conceive in a very long time. It is an all-electric SUV that can seat up to seven people with bucketloads of cargo space to spare. It is a sporty all-wheel drive car that can throw instant and ungodly amounts of torque at the tarmac. It is a serene cruiser with its silent drive and breathtaking panoramic windshield. It is, in essence, an eight-eyed falcon with a supercomputer brain that dreams of a future of fully autonomous driving. And I had to have it.

As a Model S owner, I had already experienced and enjoyed more than a year of zero emissions Tesla driving. I knew what great things the car was capable of. I’d felt the thrill of instant torque, I’d fallen in love with the one-foot, regenerative braking driving experience, and I’d been chauffeured up and down the M1 by my very own Autopilot. Where the Model S presented itself as an all electric car — a subtle statement and proof of concept about a future of green but powerful motoring, Model X presented itself as a bold vision for what a car could be, if its only blueprint were imagination.

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Mar 21, 2017

Breakthrough Starshot’s Interstellar Sail Works Best As a Ball

Posted by in categories: innovation, space

Breakthrough Starshot aims to launch a fleet of tiny interstellar probes to Alpha Centauri using laser-propelled sails. But the best sail might actually look like a ball.

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Mar 21, 2017

10 people to follow if you want a career in AI

Posted by in categories: ethics, robotics/AI, space

Want a career in AI and robotics? One of the best ways to enrich your knowledge about the sector is to follow these AI influencers.

March of the Machines

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Mar 21, 2017

NASA announces 2 new institutes helping humanity to colonize the solar system

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If you really want to explore the unknown, it’s necessary to put every effort possible into this venture. According to NASA, that’s exactly what they had in mind when their plans to fund some supporting institutes were announced.

The ultimate goal, of course, is not only to boldly go out there, but to extent humanity’s reach in our solar system.

The so-called Space Technology Research Institutes, or STRIs, will each receive the handsome amount of $15 million in order to develop groundbreaking technology in biomaterials and biomanufacturing.

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Mar 21, 2017

Asteroid clay is a better space radiation shield than aluminium

Posted by in categories: health, space

Cosmic radiation poses one of the biggest health risks for astronauts on long space missions, but clay extracted from space rocks could protect them.

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Mar 20, 2017

#ZoomVision

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Mar 20, 2017

SpaceX plans global ‘space internet’ | KurzweilAI

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, internet, space

“SpaceX has applied to the FCC to launch 11,943 satellites into low-Earth orbit, providing “ubiquitous high-bandwidth (up to 1Gbps per user, once fully deployed) broadband services for consumers and businesses in the U.S. and globally,” according to FCC applications.”

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