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Jul 27, 2021

Bezos’ $2bn offer to get back in race to the Moon

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The billionaire offers to cover $2bn in NASA costs to be reconsidered for a Moon lander contract.

Jul 25, 2021

NASA Awards SpaceX With Launch Services Contract for Europa Clipper Mission

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NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for Earth’s first mission to conduct detailed investigations of Jupiter’s moon Europa.

The Europa Clipper mission will launch in October 2024 on a Falcon Heavy rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The total contract award amount for launch services is approximately $178 million.

Europa Clipper will conduct a detailed survey of Europa and use a sophisticated suite of science instruments to investigate whether the icy moon has conditions suitable for life. Key mission objectives are to produce high-resolution images of Europa’s surface, determine its composition, look for signs of recent or ongoing geological activity, measure the thickness of the moon’s icy shell, search for subsurface lakes, and determine the depth and salinity of Europa’s ocean.

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Jul 24, 2021

Blue Origin New Glenn: specs, power, and launch date for ambitious rocket

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Blue Origin is set to launch the New Glenn rocket to orbit. Here’s what you need to know about it.

Jul 23, 2021

An autonomous system to assemble reconfigurable robotic structures in space

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space travel

Large space structures, such as telescopes and spacecraft, should ideally be assembled directly in space, as they are difficult or impossible to launch from Earth as a single piece. In several cases, however, assembling these technologies manually in space is either highly expensive or unfeasible.

In recent years, roboticists have thus been trying to develop systems that could be used to automatically assemble structures in . To simplify this , space structures could have a modular design, which essentially means that they are comprised of different building blocks or modules that can be shifted to create different shapes or forms.

Researchers at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Technische Universität München (TUM) have recently developed an autonomous planner that could be used to assemble reconfigurable structures directly in space. This system, introduced in a paper presented at the 2021 IEEE Aerospace Conference, could allow aerospace engineers and astronauts to assemble large structures in space and adapt them for specific use cases, reconfiguring them when necessary.

Jul 22, 2021

#TransVision Future Summit 2021 — Promo 1 (English)

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, bitcoin, cryonics, geopolitics, lifeboat, nanotechnology, Ray Kurzweil, robotics/AI, singularity, space travel, transhumanism

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Jul 21, 2021

Breaking: “Touch Down.”

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Billionaire Richard Branson applauds as his Virgin Galactic spaceship lands back on Earth following historic commercial flight to edge of space. https://abcn.ws/3wyWsbo

Jul 21, 2021

Billionaire thrill-seeker aims for space travel

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Will Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson beat Jeff Bezos as the first billionaire in space?

Jul 21, 2021

Spot the robot dog trains for future Mars cave mission

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space travel

Boston Dynamics’ Spot could be going to Mars. The dog-like robot is now equipped with AI and could be sent on missions to autonomously explore caves.

Jul 20, 2021

See Jeff Bezos Emerge Safely From Capsule After Blue Origin Space Launch

Posted by in categories: business, health, space travel

After the New Shepard rocket vehicle carried Jeff Bezos, his brother Mark, Wally Funk and Oliver Daemen into space and its capsule glided safely back to the West Texas desert, the four crewmates emerge safely and are greeted by their jubilant families.

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Jul 20, 2021

See Jeff Bezos Launch Into Space With Blue Origin Crew

Posted by in categories: business, health, physics, space travel

On the first passenger test flight for his space company Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos blasted into space from West Texas along with his brother Mark Bezos, 82-year-old aviator Wally Funk and 18-year-old physics student Oliver Daemen aboard the rocket New Shepard. NBC’s Tom Costello reports for TODAY from Corn Ranch, Texas.

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