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Dec 1, 2020

NASA’s $30 billion Artemis missions will attempt to set up a moon base

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NASA announced how much its return mission to the moon will cost, how they are going to do it and why they’re doing it.

Dec 1, 2020

New Rocket Engine Could Use Slimy Gel as Fuel

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Final Countdown

NewRocket expects to have a product available in the new future, and is also trying to develop new rockets that use the fuel, according to The Times of Israel.

“Rockets that don’t use controllable engines run their engines until they exhaust the fuel,” NewRocket CEO Ilan Harel told The Times of Israel. “Those that are using controllable engines either use highly toxic fuels, which can be stored for long time, storable fuels, or they use cryogenic fuels which are considered nontoxic but are used only for short duration, non-storable.”

Nov 29, 2020

An Explanation of NASA’s Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster

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On January 16th, 2001, the Columbia space shuttle launched for the 27th and last time on a mission to perform various experiments, including investigating the effects of microgravity on the human body.

Nov 28, 2020

MOXIE – A Device Aboard NASA’s Perseverance Rover – Could Help Future Rockets Launch off Mars

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NASA ’s Perseverance rover carries a device to convert Martian air into oxygen that, if produced on a larger scale, could be used not just for breathing, but also for fuel.

One of the hardest things about sending astronauts to Mars will be getting them home. Launching a rocket off the surface of the Red Planet will require industrial quantities of oxygen, a crucial part of propellant: A crew of four would need about 55,000 pounds (25 metric tons) of it to produce thrust from 15,000 pounds (7 metric tons) of rocket fuel.

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Nov 27, 2020

Elon Musk’s astonishing life accomplishments to be recognized by award in Berlin

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Elon Musk will be awarded the Axel Springer Award for his astonishing life accomplishments. Tesla and SpaceX are just two of the companies Musk leads, but both have already made significant changes in their respective industries and in people’s way of living. Musk will be accepting the award personally on December 21 in Berlin, confirmed Tesla North.

“As one of the most creative entrepreneurs and most brilliant engineers of the digital age, Elon Musk inspires an entire generation. He combines great visions with the indomitable will to achieve them,” said the CEO of Axel Springer SE, Mathias Döpfner.

“With PayPal, SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk has turned entire industries upside down, and his drive is irrepressible. He is motivated by the goal of making life better for humanity. And not in small steps, but by fundamentally turning the way we do things on their head. With incredible success,” he clarified.

Nov 27, 2020

5 NASA spacecraft are leaving the solar system for good

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Mankind’s journey in deep space.

Nov 26, 2020

These 7 countries and companies are going to Mars in the 2020s

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Here’s what the world’s space agencies hope to learn about the Red planet.

Nov 25, 2020

Hope, the UAE’s first interplanetary mission, has its eye on bonus science on way to Mars

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The United Arab Emirates’ first foray beyond Earth’s orbit is going so smoothly that the nation’s Hope Mars spacecraft will tackle some bonus observations before it reaches its destination, mission leaders have announced.

Nov 25, 2020

Space or Earth? Both!

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, climatology, economics, policy, space, space travel, sustainability

While we are opening our preliminary discussion for the 3rd SRI World Congress, a number of questions and concerns are being expressed by the main space columnists, about what could be the philosophic setup of the space policy defined by the new US Administration, should it be confirmed the next December 14th. Though Joe Biden didn’t yet say very much about space policy, the most accredited plans foresee cuts to the budget of NASA’s manned space flight programs, in order to give more fuel to the observation of Earth, climate change, and environmental issues.

We are not against raising the budget to Earth observation programs, which are much needed in the current climatic and environmental situation. Besides Earth observation, space agencies should also begin considering the use of space technologies to mitigate the effects of the climate change and the environmental issues, i.e. active space strategies targeted to control the Earth climate.

However, the most important point to be duly focused is that the same priority granted to environmental space programs should be given to bootstrapping the geo-lunar space region settlement and industrialization. Space development is the primary strategy against the awful multi-crisis that is striking our globalized civilization: pandemics, economic, climatic-environmental, resource conflicts, migrations, unemployment.

Nov 23, 2020

What the million-mile battery means for electric cars

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To the Moon and back, twice.

It is mainly about greater reliability.

Science & technology Jul 30th 2020 edition.

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