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May 12, 2017

NASA Just Revealed Its 4-Step Plan to Launch a Year-Long Mission to The Moon

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Upcoming missions to Mars have grabbed plenty of headlines in recent years, but before we set off for the Red Planet, a lot more research is needed – and that’s why NASA has a new plan for sending astronauts into orbit around the Moon.

It’s been a while – we last set foot on the Moon in 1972. But NASA thinks the cislunar orbit (between the Moon and the Earth) is going to be an essential testing site and launching pad for reaching Mars in the 2030s.

As NASA’s Greg Williams explained this week at the Humans to Mars Summit in Washington DC, the Moon mission is on the slate for 2027 and could see a crew spending a year sailing above the lunar surface.

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May 11, 2017

NASA unveils yearlong mission to the moon in preparation for Mars

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NASA laid out a four stage plan to attendees at the Humans to Mars Summit held in Washington DC which the space agency hopes will lay the preparations for a mission to Mars in the 2030s.

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May 10, 2017

Here’s SpaceX’s Ambitious Plan to Get the World on the Internet

Posted by in categories: internet, space travel

It’ll be much cheaper to provide rural areas with high-speed internet.

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May 9, 2017

The Four Technologies That Are Turning Our World Into the Future

Posted by in categories: computing, engineering, space travel

Each year, the world’s greatest innovators and inventors gather for the Edison Awards to celebrate “game-changing” developments in technology, engineering, marketing, and design. Here are just some of the innovations that are already transforming our world.

Each year, innovators from across the globe trade in their lab coats and laptops for ties and gowns to honor the nominees at the Edison Awards ceremony in New York City. Over the past three decades, the awards have highlighted the most innovative products and people in science. Last year’s honorees featured Alan Stern, Principal Investigator of NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto.

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May 7, 2017

Elon Musk: The future we’re building — and boring

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel, sustainability

May 7, 2017 Elon Musk discusses his new project digging tunnels under LA, the latest from Tesla and SpaceX and his motivation for building a future on Mars in conversation with TED’s Head Curator, Chris Anderson.

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May 7, 2017

Unmanned U.S. Air Force space plane lands after secret, two-year mission

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI, space travel

By Irene Klotz

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) — The U.S. military’s experimental X-37B space plane landed on Sunday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, completing a classified mission that lasted nearly two years, the Air Force said.

The unmanned X-37B, which resembles a miniature space shuttle, touched down at 7:47 a.m. EDT (1147 GMT) on a runway formerly used for landings of the now-mothballed space shuttles, the Air Force said in an email.

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May 7, 2017

NASA’S STUNNING BREAKTHROUGH: It’s First Warp Drive…Is a TRUE Mindblower!

Posted by in categories: information science, physics, space travel

A few months ago, physicist Harold White shocked the aeronautics industry when he announced that his team at NASA was in the process of developing a faster-than-light warp drive. His design could one day transport a spacecraft to the nearest star in a matter of weeks.

The idea originally came to White while he was considering an equation formulated by physicist Miguel Alcubierre in his 1994 paper titled, “The Warp Drive: Hyper-Fast Travel Within General Relativity. Alcubierre suggested a mechanism by which space-time could be “warped” and behind a spacecraft.

Michio Kaku dubbed Alcubierre’s theory a “passport to the universe,” which harnesses a quirk in the “cosmological code” that allows for the expansion and contraction of space-time. If proven true, it could allow for hyper-fast travel between interstellar destinations. In order to accomplish this, the starship would need able to expand the space behind it rapidly to push it forward. For passengers, it would look like a lack of acceleration.

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May 4, 2017

The Humans to Mars Summit

Posted by in categories: education, policy, space travel

5:10–5:20 | Student Presentation: Mars Exploration Project student leaders from American Academy of Innovation, a 6–12 grade public charter school in South Jordan, Utah.

5:20–5:30 | An Update on United States Space Exploration Policy TBA.

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May 3, 2017

Lets the small satellite space revolution begin

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By combining ion thruster technology with techniques used for high precession etching in the semiconductor industry, we made electric propulsion as simple as possible yet with improved performances

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May 3, 2017

3D Printing The Next Five Years

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, security, space travel

This is a guest post in our series looking at the future of 3D Printing. To celebrate 5 years of reporting on the 3D printing industry, we’ve invited industry leaders and 3D printing experts to give us their perspective and predictions for the next 5 years and insight into trends in additive manufacturing.

Brian O’Connor is Vice President, Production Operations at Lockheed Martin Space Systems. Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

How lockheed martin is printing the path to mars by brian o’connor.

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