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Sep 19, 2019

An inside look at NASA’s Johnson Space Center’s robotics design area

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space travel

NASA is on a mission to go back to the moon by 2024 and use it as a “backyard” of experimentation, according to Lucien Junkin, chief engineer of the space exploration vehicle at NASA.

ABC toured NASA’s Johnson Space Center’s robotics design area: https://abcn.ws/2AleGSQ

Sep 18, 2019

FOLLOW-UP: What is the ‘zero-point energy’ (or ‘vacuum energy’) in quantum physics? Is it really possible that we could harness this energy?

Posted by in categories: quantum physics, space travel

This could make zero point energy teleportation for spaceships for near I instant object transfer.


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Sep 18, 2019

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is developing giant Mars rockets in a sleepy town in southern Texas. Here’s what it’s like to visit

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

Boca Chica is home to a beach, a village, and SpaceX’s Texas launch site, where Elon Musk’s company is developing its Starship rocket for Mars.

Sep 17, 2019

SpaceX’s orbital Starship prototype construction progress detailed in new photos

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

SpaceX is making progress assembling its Starship orbital spacecraft prototype, as seen in new photos shared by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. This full-scale testing version of the Starship will take over for the StarHopper, which was a scaled-down version used to test the Raptor engine initially with low-altitude “hop” flights.

The Starship Mk I Prototype and Mk II prototypes, which are under construction simultaneously at SpaceX facilities in South Texas and Florida, will be used to test flights at higher altitudes and higher speeds, and will use as many as three to six Raptor engines simultaneously, versus the single engine used with the StarHopper.

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Sep 17, 2019

Space Talent puts jobs at Blue Origin, SpaceX and elsewhere in one big database

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, employment, information science, space travel

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture and Elon Musk’s SpaceX are often at odds, but there’s at least one place where those two space-industry rivals are on the same page: the newly unveiled Space Talent job database.

The search engine for careers in the space industry is a project of Space Angels, a nationwide network designed to link angel investors with space entrepreneurs.

“If you’ve ever considered working in space, this jobs board has 3,000 reasons to make the leap,” Space Angels CEO Chad Anderson said in a tweet.

Sep 16, 2019

Real Artificial Gravity for SpaceX’s Starship

Posted by in categories: physics, space travel

Despite the many, many problems we face in the world today, it is still an exciting time to be alive! As we speak, mission planners and engineers are developing the concepts that will soon take astronauts on voyages beyond Low Earth Orbit (LEO) for the first time in almost fifty years. In addition to returning to the Moon, we are also looking further afield to Mars and other distant places in the Solar System.

This presents a number of challenges, not the least of which are the effects of prolonged exposure to radiation and microgravity. And whereas there are many viable options for protecting crews from radiation, gravity remains a bit of a stumbling block. To address this, Youtuber smallstars has proposed a concept that he calls the Gravity Link Starship (GLS), a variation of SpaceX’s Starship that will be able to provide its own artificial gravity.

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Sep 16, 2019

NASA, SpaceX Coverage of 1st Crew Dragon Test Flight Wins Emmy

Posted by in category: space travel

NASA and SpaceX, the Emmy has landed.

Sep 15, 2019

Application filed by St. Clair John Quincy

Posted by in categories: cosmology, space travel

This invention relates to a spacecraft propulsion system utilizing thrusters comprised of a motor-driven electrostatically charged cylinder rotating within an electrostatically charged annular ring for the purpose of creating a spacetime curvature stress-energy tension in the horizontal direction. The thrusters are augmented by magnetic vortex generators, either embedded in the cylinders or located above each thruster, for the purpose of increasing the permittivity of space by permeating each thruster with low density hyperspace energy generated by a wormhole created between our space and hyperspace. A combination of three thrusters mounted on the underside of the hull of the spacecraft provide thrust and yaw motion control.

Sep 15, 2019

The Comet: Humanity’s Ongoing Journey as a Spacefaring Species

Posted by in categories: entertainment, space travel

Launched into space in 2004, Rosetta embarked on a 10-year journey through the cosmos. By 2014, the spacecraft reached its destination, made orbit, and successfully landed its lander module Philae.


A short film cataloging the Rosetta mission to comet 67P, providing a visual spectacle of its landing on the comet’s surface.

Sep 15, 2019

Hubble’s Brand New Image of Saturn

Posted by in category: space travel

Saturn is so beautiful that astronomers cannot resist using Hubble to take yearly snapshots of the ringed world when it is at its closest distance to Earth.

These images, however, are more than just beauty shots. They reveal a planet with a turbulent, dynamic atmosphere. This year’s Hubble offering, for example, shows that a large storm visible in the 2018 Hubble image in the north polar region has vanished. Smaller storms pop into view like popcorn kernels popping in a microwave oven before disappearing just as quickly. Even the planet’s banded structure reveals subtle changes in color.

But the latest image shows plenty that hasn’t changed. The mysterious six-sided pattern, called the “hexagon,” still exists on the north pole. Caused by a high-speed jet stream, the hexagon was first discovered in 1981 by NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft.

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