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Jul 3, 2017

Life in space is hard…!!

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Jul 3, 2017

Japan wants to put a man on the moon by 2030

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Japan wants to put a man on the moon by 2030.

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Jun 30, 2017

Welcome: Welcome to the United Kingdom’s portal to the asteroid mining industry

Posted by in categories: materials, space

We are a new aerospace start-up company that aims to open up the possibilities and potential of an off-Earth commercial market. We aim to develop ground breaking technologies that will enable the extraction, processing and use of materials derived from the many millions of asteroids known to exist near Earth and further afield.

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Jun 30, 2017

NASA to Test Fission Power for Future Mars Colony

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NASA engineers are working on a nuclear fission system to power a human colony on Mars.

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Jun 29, 2017

MIT space hotel wins NASA graduate design competition

Posted by in categories: habitats, space, transportation

The Managed, Reconfigurable, In-space Nodal Assembly (MARINA), developed by MIT graduate students, recently took first place at NASA’s Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts-Academic Linkage Design Competition Forum. MARINA is designed as a habitable commercially owned module for use in low Earth orbit that would be extensible for future use as a Mars transit vehicle.

Image courtesy of the MARINA team.

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Jun 20, 2017

Made in Space Talks ‘Teleporting’ and the Future of Space-Borne 3D Printing

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The company “Made In Space” is building for space — and in space, for Earth.

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Jun 19, 2017

Getting Real About Interstellar Probes

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Planning for a full-scale interstellar probe architecture. The long and winding road to Alpha Centauri.


To be successful, interstellar probes will need more than speed.

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Jun 19, 2017

NASA finds 10 new potentially habitable ‘Earth-like’ worlds

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Scientists are using the Kepler space telescope to determine how many exoplanets our galaxy may harbor. And just maybe they’ll answer the question: Are we alone?

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Jun 19, 2017

NASA has discovered hundreds of potential new planets — and 10 may be like Earth

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This discovery could mean that billions of habitable, rocky planets exist in our Milky Way galaxy alone.

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Jun 19, 2017

Researchers build first deployable, walking, soft robot

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space

(Phys.org)—Researchers have built the first robot made of soft, deployable materials that is capable of moving itself without the use of motors or any additional mechanical components. The robot “walks” when an electric current is applied to shape-memory alloy wires embedded in its frame: the current heats the wires, causing the robot’s flexible segments to contract and bend. Sequentially controlling the current to various segments in different ways results in different walking gaits.

The researchers expect that the ’s ability to be easily deployed, along with its low mass, low cost, load-bearing ability, compact size, and ability to be reconfigured into different forms may make it useful for applications such as space missions, seabed exploration, and household objects.

The scientists, Wei Wang et al., at Seoul National University and Sungkyunkwan University, have published a paper on the new robot and other types of deployable structures that can be built using the same method in a recent issue of Materials Horizons.

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