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Jan 14, 2022

Aussie Hydrogen-Powered Hypersonic Spaceplane to Become a Real Game-Changer

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Hypersonic speeds, 3D-printed components, and emissions-free propulsion systems are three major trends in the aerospace industry. Add reusability for increased cost-effectiveness, and you’ve got the recipe for a new-generation spaceplane that’s gearing up to make waves in just a couple of years. And it’s coming from Australia.

Jan 12, 2022

SpaceX fans are powering the race to Mars through Reddit

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The new space race is playing out in real-time on social media.


With the help of fans on Reddit, SpaceX’s space race is playing out in real-time. SpaceX can get its Falcon 9 to launch, but the community gets people to care.

Jan 11, 2022

🤔 How do we “talk” with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope?

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🚀 Launch was a team effort including NASA’s Near Space Network, ESA, and #NASA’s Deep Space Network (DSN).

📡 As the spacecraft travels to the second Lagrange point, nearly 1 million miles from Earth, the #DSN will continue enabling communications.

Jan 10, 2022

SpaceX Starship: Impressive video shows the Mars-bound rocket’s launch tower

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

The launch tower is getting bigger.


SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has shared a video of the Starship’s impressive launch tower, ahead of a planned orbital flight.

Jan 10, 2022

Elon Musk Shared the Drone Footage of Starship’s Launch and Catch Tower

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But the catch function still needs some work.

Elon Musk has posted the first glimpse of the company’s famous tower that will not only launch SpaceX’s next rocket but also help in catching it as it returns back to Earth. He shared the drone footage of the tower with his followers on Twitter on Sunday.

SpaceX’s Starship is probably one of the company’s riskiest projects. While the success of the rocket can send humans to the Moon and beyond, its failure or even delays in its deployment might cause the company to go into bankruptcy. As Musk had told employees last year, Starship must get firing and launch commercial missions by 2022.

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Jan 9, 2022

SpaceX Closed 2021 With a Bang — And 2022 Could Be Downright Explosive

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A great summary of everything SpaceX 2021, along with everything SpaceX to come in 2022.


You can expect blowups along the way, but you can also expect to see the starship fly this year.

Jan 8, 2022

A New Wave of Space Companies Is Coming. Can It Help Life on Earth?

Posted by in categories: economics, space travel

We’re moving past the bottleneck of available space launches.

The bottleneck nature of space launches is beginning to change.

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Jan 6, 2022

NASA’s first Artemis moon mission will have a virtual astronaut: Amazon’s Alexa

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space travel

NASA’s Artemis 1 mission, slated for take off as soon as this March, aims to send an Orion spacecraft around the moon. The cabin will be largely empty, save for an a interactive tablet that has been dubbed “Callisto,” which will sit propped up to face an astronaut mannequin. Callisto is essentially a touch-screen device that features reconfigured versions of Alexa, Amazon’s voice assistant, and Cisco’s teleconferencing platform WebEx.

Among the many aspects that will be closely watched on the ground — at least by the group behind this Alexa experiment — is how the virtual assistant performs in space. And if nothing else, it’ll be some well-placed advertising.

It’s all part of a collaboration between Amazon, (AMZN) Cisco (CSCO) 0, and Lockheed Martin (LMT) 0, which built the Orion capsule for NASA. Lockheed approached the other two companies with the idea of developing a virtual assistant about three years ago, the companies said, and they are paying the full cost of including the virtual assistant on the Artemis 1 mission. Lockheed is also reimbursing NASA for any help the agency has lent on this project through an arrangement called a Space Act Agreement, which allows the space agency to be compensated for expertise or resources it gives to companies working on certain space-related projects.

Jan 6, 2022

SpaceX Mars City: Launch schedule, key build dates, and how to get there

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Musk plans to build a self-sustaining city on Mars.


Here is what you need to know about Musk’s mission.

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Jan 6, 2022

Astronomers Discover One of The Biggest Structures Ever Seen in The Milky Way

Posted by in categories: particle physics, space travel

Roughly 13.8 billion years ago, our Universe was born in a massive explosion that gave rise to the first subatomic particles and the laws of physics as we know them.

About 370,000 years later, hydrogen had formed, the building block of stars, which fuse hydrogen and helium in their interiors to create all the heavier elements. While hydrogen remains the most pervasive element in the Universe, it can be difficult to detect individual clouds of hydrogen gas in the interstellar medium (ISM).

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