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Global Warming: Earth's Orbit Blamed For Ancient Hot Spells - Huffington Post

Global Warming: Earth's Orbit Blamed For Ancient Hot Spells - Huffington Post | New Space | Scoop.it
Daily MailGlobal Warming: Earth's Orbit Blamed For Ancient Hot SpellsHuffington PostA team of scientists is proposing that it came from the melting of permafrost, frozen soil packed with organic matter, after cycles in the Earth's orbit warmed up...
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Agreement to Explore Dream Chaser Use of Houston Space Port

Agreement to Explore Dream Chaser Use of Houston Space Port | New Space | Scoop.it
Sierra Nevada and Houston Airport System Will Study Physical, Operational and Regulatory Requirements HOUSTON, Texas — In a joint news conference held today at the Rice University Space Institute, Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and the Houston...
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Sierra Nevada is talking to the Houston Airport System about the possibility of landing Dream Chaser spacecraft at the Houston airport. Fly out of Houston and you just might see a spaceship land.

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NASA, Partners Provide Updates on Commercial Crew

NASA, Partners Provide Updates on Commercial Crew | New Space | Scoop.it
During last week’s Space Tech Expo in Long Beach, Calif., a panel of NASA and private sector partners gathered to discuss their progress on returning U.S. crew launches to American soil.
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Commercial Crew contenders deliver status reports.

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Lynx Mark I Cockpit Delivered

Lynx Mark I Cockpit Delivered | New Space | Scoop.it
XCOR Aerospace has received the Lynx Mark I cockpit from AdamWorks, Inc of Centennial, Colorado. XCOR CEO Jeff Greason said, “The successful pressure testing of the Lynx cockpit and its delivery is...
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XCOR records a major milestone accomplishment with receipt of the Lynx I cockpit from contractor AdamWorks, Inc.

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How Many People Does It Take to Colonize Another Star System?

How Many People Does It Take to Colonize Another Star System? | New Space | Scoop.it
A multigenerational journey between stars would require a lot more passengers than scientists previously thought.
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If you want to send people on a long slow journey to colonize another star system, and still have live humans when the journey ends, you need to start with a large population.

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The Space Review: Dennis Tito’s “Spaceship to Everywhere” may be a dead-end for NASA

The Space Review: Dennis Tito’s “Spaceship to Everywhere” may be a dead-end for NASA | New Space | Scoop.it
The Space Review: Dennis Tito’s “Spaceship to Everywhere” may be a dead-end for NASA http://t.co/fODj7ZPoYJ
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Author refutes Dennis Tito's grasping at straws in a vain attempt to keep his Mars flyby mission concept alive. The SLS/Orion stack will never be able to safely send people to Mars and back.

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Dollar a Gallon Gasoline | The Energy Collective

Dollar a Gallon Gasoline | The Energy Collective | New Space | Scoop.it
People have looked resource (and now climate change and global warming) disasters in the face so long that I am not entirely sure they are actually able to deal with something llike good news. It will be interesting to see how much flack I get for this article.
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An economical path to solar power satellites yields as a side benefit dollar a gallon gasoline for on the ground transportation.

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Senators Decry Planned Reduction in Competitively Awarded EELV Missions | SpaceNews.com

Senators Decry Planned Reduction in Competitively Awarded EELV Missions | SpaceNews.com | New Space | Scoop.it
Senators Decry Planned Reduction in Competitively Awarded EELV Missions | http://t.co/r9DxxENf1V via @Space_News_Intl
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Senate committee criticizes Air Force contracting practices for launch services as being anti-competitive.

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Discovery Missions for an Icy Moon with Active Plumes - The Planetary Society (blog)

Discovery Missions for an Icy Moon with Active Plumes - The Planetary Society (blog) | New Space | Scoop.it
Discovery Missions for an Icy Moon with Active Plumes The Planetary Society (blog) Discovery missions are NASA's smallest planetary missions that in the past have been capped at a cost of around $425-500M for the spacecraft, instruments, and...
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Ambitious sample return mission to Enceladus' water geysers is being proposed to NASA for consideration.

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The Future of Human Spaceflight – A Public Forum - The Planetary Society (blog)

The Future of Human Spaceflight – A Public Forum - The Planetary Society (blog) | New Space | Scoop.it
The Future of Human Spaceflight – A Public Forum The Planetary Society (blog) The mission, a stepping stone to Mars, is consistent with both The Planetary Society Roadmap developed several years ago and the Augustine Committee's flexible path into...
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Next week tune in to a discussion by a distinguished panel on the future of human spaceflight. There are strong opinions that conflict with each other on what should be done next.

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Dwarf Planet Discovery Could Help Show Life's Spread Through Solar System

Dwarf Planet Discovery Could Help Show Life's Spread Through Solar System | New Space | Scoop.it
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Apr 01, 2014
On March 26, researchers announced the discovery of 2012 VP133, an estimated 280-mile wide (450-kilometer) object that lies just beyond the Kuiper Belt of icy objects that swarm outside of Neptune's orbit.
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Newly discovered dwarf planet 2012 VP133, orbiting beyond the Kuiper Belt could be the first of many in that distant regime, providing valuable resources to a widerangeing interplanetary civilization of the future.

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Boeing CST-100 Pilot-in-the-Loop Simulation - Citizens In Space

Boeing CST-100 Pilot-in-the-Loop Simulation - Citizens In Space | New Space | Scoop.it
Boeing recently demonstrated a pilot-in-the-loop simulation of its new CST-100 space capsule. Captain Chris Ferguson (USN-ret.), who commanded the last-ever Space Shuttle flight,flew the simulation, which included ...
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Boeing's CST-100 flight simulator is operational and will soon be used to train pilots how to cope with unexpected malfunctions.

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NASA’s Commercial Crew Partners Complete Latest Milestones

NASA’s Commercial Crew Partners Complete Latest Milestones | New Space | Scoop.it
NASA Pleased with Blue Origin, Boeing, Sierra Nevada and SpaceX Progress
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla.
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All four commercial crew partners (Blue Origin, Boeing, Sierra Nevada, and SpaceX) met milestones in February and are all moving forward toward the ability to launch human crew to the ISS. 

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Orion Coming Together for EFT-1 Test Flight in December 2014

Orion Coming Together for EFT-1 Test Flight in December 2014 | New Space | Scoop.it
CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL -...
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The first test flight of the Orion spacecraft, atop a Delta IV HEavy booster has been bumped to December 2014 by a national security payload launch. Nonetheless, crews are working around the clock, as if a September launch was going to occur.

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Squirting moons face off in race to find alien life - New Scientist

Squirting moons face off in race to find alien life - New Scientist | New Space | Scoop.it
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Squirting moons face off in race to find alien life
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Ice-bound seas just keep getting hotter – at least as candidates for life beyond Earth.
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Jupiter's moon Europa and Saturn's moon Enceladus are both possible places where primitife aquatic life could be found. We should definitely go look.

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Is It Time for the U.S. to Partner With China in Space?

Is It Time for the U.S. to Partner With China in Space? | New Space | Scoop.it
Space experts told Congress on Wednesday that one of America's biggest rivals could also be its next best ally in the cosmos.
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International cooperation is the only way to achieve ambitious goals in space and China would be a worthy partner to the USA in such an endeavor. They have proven their competence with actual crewed missions and the lofting of a space laboratory.

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Possible Mars Mission 'Showstopper': Vision Risks for Astronauts - Space.com

Possible Mars Mission 'Showstopper': Vision Risks for Astronauts - Space.com | New Space | Scoop.it
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Possible Mars Mission 'Showstopper': Vision Risks for Astronauts
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Mars may possess a stark and austere beauty, but a manned Red Planet mission will likely not be easy on the eyes.
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The microgravity environment causes possible permanent damage to space travelers' eyes. If this is borne out, any lengthy missions, such as those to Mars will require the spacecraft to have artificial gravity. Such artificial gravity will also prevent bone loss and muscle wasting. Seems like it will be a must even for next generations space stations in Earth orbit.

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SpaceHabs: One man's architectural vision for colonizing Mars

SpaceHabs: One man's architectural vision for colonizing Mars | New Space | Scoop.it
With a projected settlement date of 2025, the Mars One project has received over 200,000 applications for the one way trip to the Red Planet. Bryan Versteeg...
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Views on Mars colonization and asteroid mining from the archetect who creates all those stunning visualizations of what such endeavors would be like.

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Virgin Galactic Mulling Deeper Partnership With Abu Dhabi Government at Parabolic Arc

Virgin Galactic Mulling Deeper Partnership With Abu Dhabi Government at Parabolic Arc | New Space | Scoop.it
Space Tourism … and Much More (Virgin Galactic Mulling Deeper Partnership With Abu Dhabi Government
http://t.co/y8IFVC6NN7)
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Virgin Galactic may buy parts from an arm of the Abu Dhabi government. This could be a way of avoiding problems with US export of technology regulations.

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Brian Binnie Joins XCOR as Senior Test Pilot

Brian Binnie Joins XCOR as Senior Test Pilot | New Space | Scoop.it
Brian Binnie
Mojave, CA, April 3, 2014 (XCOR PR) – XCOR Aerospace announced today that celebrated aviator, test pilot, engineer and commercial astronaut Brian Binnie has joined the company as Senior Test Pilot.
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Brian Binnie, the pilot who won the Ansari X PRize in SpaceShipOne, joins XCOR as a senior test pilot. He should get a lot of stick time once the LYNX is ready to head for space.

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Morpheus Passes Another Free Flight Test At KSC - SpaceCoastDaily.com

Morpheus Passes Another Free Flight Test At KSC - SpaceCoastDaily.com | New Space | Scoop.it
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Morpheus Passes Another Free Flight Test At KSC
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These new capabilities could be used in future efforts to deliver cargo to planetary surfaces.
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This is the way spaceships are supposed to take off and land. Morpheus joins the SpaceX Grasshopper, and Mastin Xombie in showing how to land on a planetary body.

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NASA Suspends Contact with Russia over Ukraine Crisis | SpaceNews.com

NASA Suspends Contact with Russia over Ukraine Crisis | SpaceNews.com | New Space | Scoop.it
From the Wires: NASA Suspends Contact with Russia over Ukraine Crisis http://t.co/myIqQitJDX
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Isn't it about time American astronauts started riding American rockets to the International Space Station?

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SNC Space Systems' Dream Chaser - Everything You Need to Know About America's Next Space Plane

SNC Space Systems' Dream Chaser - Everything You Need to Know About America's Next Space Plane | New Space | Scoop.it
Mark Sirangelo, corporate vice president and heads of SNC's Space Systems, has a better than front-row seat for America's historic private space movement—he's a player on the main stage. Sirangelo heads one of three companies that is designing s...
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Mark Sirangelo talks about Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser commercial crew contender.

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SpaceX Commercial Crew Milestones Status

SpaceX Commercial Crew Milestones Status | New Space | Scoop.it
SpaceX Dragon abort test article. (Credit: SpaceX) SpaceX CCiCAP Milestone Status Award Period: August 2012 – August 2014 Milestones: 17 Milestones Completed: 13 Milestones Remaining: 4 Total Possible Award: $460 Million Total Award to Date: $330...
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SpaceX has completed 13 of 17 milestones in the commercial crew program. The remaining four milestones must be completed by August 2014 for the program to complete on schedule.

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Plasma Jet Magneto Inertial Fusion ARPA-E and Los Alamos National Lab Plans for 2027 relevant gain

PJMIF involves converging plasma jets that are launched from symmetrically distributed plasma rail-guns (or plasma guns), so as jets come in, they merge and form a plasma liner that compresses the plasmoid target (spheromak or FRC), which reaches...
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New scheme for achieving nuclear fusion energy could power spacecraft to the outer solar system and possibly to other stars.

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NBC News - Breaking News & Top Stories - Latest World, US & Local News

NBC News - Breaking News & Top Stories - Latest World, US & Local News | New Space | Scoop.it
Go to NBCNews.com for breaking news, videos, and the latest top stories in world news, business, politics, health and pop culture.
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Extended exposure to microgravity causes a temporary change to the hearts of astronauts, that disappears after they return to Earth. The possible health effects of this change are currently unknown and are being studied.

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