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Why we should colonize the moon - Live Show with Dennis Wingo

"Moonrush" author Dennis Wingo joins us from a converted McDonalds where he is converting old Lunar Reconnaissance to digital files for our latest live show....
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News from all over the solar system to people living in the early 21st Century / Chroniques de la conquête du système solaire
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Germany Agrees to Forgo Ariane 5 Upgrade in Favor of Next-generation Launcher | SpaceNews.com

Germany Agrees to Forgo Ariane 5 Upgrade in Favor of Next-generation Launcher | SpaceNews.com | Space matters | Scoop.it

Brigitte Zypries said Germany and France now agree to back Ariane 6 and to scrap the Ariane 5 ME rocket that European governments have been developing for several years. Credit: Photo by Studio Kohlmeier

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By Peter B. de Selding | Nov. 17, 2014 Brigitte Zypries said Germany and France now agree to back Ariane 6 and to scrap the Ariane 5 ME rocket that European governments have been developing for several years. Credit: Photo by Studio Kohlmeier

PARIS — The German government has agreed to drop its demand that Europe develop a long-planned upgrade of today’s Ariane 5 rocket and instead proceed with a new-generation Ariane 6 that borrows heavily on Ariane 5 technology, Germany’s space minister said.

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Brute force Terraforming of Mars, moons and thousands of asteroids in this century

Brute force Terraforming of Mars, moons and thousands of asteroids in this century | Space matters | Scoop.it
Currently humanity can control about 20 terawatts and this is increasing at 3% per year. As an unintended by-product there is slow climate change over the course of many decades to centuries. There have been many proposed plans to terraform Mars, but those are to bombard with objects from the asteroid belt or add bioengineered organisms to generate warmth and a thicker atmosphere with oxygen.
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Suspended Animation In Space Travel: What Scientists Still Need To Learn

Suspended Animation In Space Travel: What Scientists Still Need To Learn | Space matters | Scoop.it
Human hibernation could be a great way to get to Mars (and beyond), but a few big questions remain.
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EIAST: The United Arab Emirates Space Program

EIAST: The United Arab Emirates Space Program | Space matters | Scoop.it

The 2006 creation of EISAT kickstarted the UAE space program's scientific innovation and space technology advancement - and it's starting to pay off...


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Des nano-structures de diamant pour l’ascenseur spatial ?

Des nano-structures de diamant pour l’ascenseur spatial ? | Space matters | Scoop.it
Des chercheurs viennent de créer des nano-chaînes de diamant beaucoup plus résistantes que les (pourtant solides) nano-tubes de carbone. Il se pourrait que ces nouvelles...
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Un entrepreneur à l’assaut de la planète Mars « InternetActu.net

Un entrepreneur à l’assaut de la planète Mars « InternetActu.net | Space matters | Scoop.it

"Coloniser Mars en un siècle ? Elon Musk, qui défend ce point de vue dans une interview pour la revue Aeon, pourrait bien passer pour un doux rêveur s’il n’était pas, eh bien s’il n’était pas Elon Musk, l’un des entrepreneurs les plus célèbres de ce siècle commençant."

 

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"la fascination que nous avons entretenue ces deux dernières décennies pour le numérique pourrait avoir bloqué notre imagination sur la plupart des autres sujets technologiques. "

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The Time I Got To Try On An Actual Space Suit

The Time I Got To Try On An Actual Space Suit | Space matters | Scoop.it
Also the time I realized I need to work out more.
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Wearing a space suit is cool... when you're in space.

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New Evidence That We Could Grow Vegetables On Mars And The Moon

New Evidence That We Could Grow Vegetables On Mars And The Moon | Space matters | Scoop.it
Could we grow a garden in the soils of Mars and the Moon? A new study digs down deep into the interstellar dirt and says that, yes, the soil up there is capable of supporting plant germination. In fact, it might even be as good as some of the poorer soils here on Earth.
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The First Space Vessel Designed Entirely for Tourists

The First Space Vessel Designed Entirely for Tourists | Space matters | Scoop.it
Right now, space tourism is just for the ultra-rich. But this experimental design for a cargo plane full of spaceships could make visits to low-Earth orbit part of everyday life.
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A Chart Of Every Mission Traveling In Our Solar System Right Now

A Chart Of Every Mission Traveling In Our Solar System Right Now | Space matters | Scoop.it
Our solar system is filled with moons, planets, comets, and all manner of objects in space. But amidst all that bustling of activity, there's also quite a few ships and satellites out there exploring -- and this chart lets you keep track of all of them.
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Voyage vers mars: vaudrait-il mieux envoyer des femmes?

Voyage vers mars: vaudrait-il mieux envoyer des femmes? | Space matters | Scoop.it
Pour la journaliste scientifique et écrivaine californienneKate Green, les femmes feraient de meilleures candidates pour un voyage vers laplanète Mars.
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Protest halts Nasa spaceflight plans

Protest halts Nasa spaceflight plans | Space matters | Scoop.it

Nasa's plans to work on two new commercial spacecraft face a delay following a formal protest about the contract award process.

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Rosetta est aussi le jour où le monde a découvert l'agence spatiale européenne

Rosetta est aussi le jour où le monde a découvert l'agence spatiale européenne | Space matters | Scoop.it
Il n'y a pas que la Nasa dans la vie! Depuis des dizaines d'années, en Europe, l'ESA travaille aussi à lever les mystères de l'espace. Le succès de la mission Rosetta n'est qu'un exemple parmi d'autres.
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Making the Case for a Mission to the Martian Moon Phobos

Making the Case for a Mission to the Martian Moon Phobos | Space matters | Scoop.it

"Ask any space enthusiast, and almost anyone will say humankind’s ultimate destination is Mars. But NASA is currently gearing up to go to an asteroid. While the space agency says its Asteroid Initiative will help in the eventual goal of putting people on Mars, what if instead of going to an asteroid, we went to Mars’ moon Phobos?"

 

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High Hopes – Can Compact Fusion Unlock New Power For Space And Air Transport?

High Hopes – Can Compact Fusion Unlock New Power For Space And Air Transport? | Space matters | Scoop.it

 

The announcement by Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works of plans to develop a compact fusion reactor (CFR) has potentially huge implications for future space and aircraft propulsion. Should the current round of experiments prove out the viability of the physics, then the scale, safety, and power of the concept means that CFRs could one day be used to power space craft on deep-space missions to Mars. They might also be small enough to power large transport and freighters of the future, converting thermal energy through heat exchangers to power turbines in place of combustion chambers.


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The Space Review: The role of international cooperation in China’s space station plans

The Space Review: The role of international cooperation in China’s space station plans | Space matters | Scoop.it

China would be open to far more significant cooperation with other nations as it develops its space station

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The Space Review: The incredible, expendable Mars mission (page 1)

The Space Review: The incredible, expendable Mars mission (page 1) | Space matters | Scoop.it

Taking another look at this document, five years after its initial release, can give us a precautionary view of where not to go in space (and Mars) mission design.

 
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Wernher von Braun's Fantastic Vision: Ferry Rocket | WIRED

Wernher von Braun's Fantastic Vision: Ferry Rocket | WIRED | Space matters | Scoop.it
Some of the most recognizable and iconic conceptual spacecraft designs ever proposed are those of Wernher von Braun’s space popularization campaign of the 1950s. This post will look at just one of them in detail: the three-stage ferry rocket for launching crews and cargoes into Earth orbit that appeared in the pages of Collier’s, a…
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The Great 1952 Space Program That Almost Was

The Great 1952 Space Program That Almost Was | Space matters | Scoop.it
In 1952, Collier’s magazine sponsored a gathering of the world’s greatest space experts who, in a series of illustrated articles, outlined one of the first comprehensive scenarios ever conceived for the exploration of space.
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The Seven Wonders of the Solar System

The Seven Wonders of the Solar System | Space matters | Scoop.it
People like to make lists of things, especially lists of superlatives: the best, fastest, oldest, largest, heaviest and so on. There are lists of the ten fastest animals and the ten longest rivers and even of the ten highest-paid rock stars. The Guinness company created a small industry from publishing lists exactly like these, and the fact that the Guinness Book of World Records has been published for more than fifty years just goes to show how popular they have been. But there's nothing new ab
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8 Things We Can Do Now to Build a Space Colony This Century

8 Things We Can Do Now to Build a Space Colony This Century | Space matters | Scoop.it
Before humans start living in space on a regular basis, there's a lot of basic science and political agendas that need to advance. We talked to scientists and experts about the fundamental things they think we should do right now, if we want to have a space colony in the next 100 years.
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Solar Winds Could Stymie Manned Space-Age Missions

Solar Winds Could Stymie Manned Space-Age Missions | Space matters | Scoop.it
Crewed missions to Mars remain an essential goal for NASA, but scientists are only now beginning to understand and characterize the radiation hazards that could make such ventures risky, concludes a new paper by University of New Hampshire scientists. In...
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due to a highly abnormal and extended lack of solar activity, the solar wind is exhibiting extremely low densities and magnetic field strengths, which causes dangerous levels of hazardous radiation to pervade the space environment.

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Les astronautes iront-ils sur Mars en dormant ?

Les astronautes iront-ils sur Mars en dormant ? | Space matters | Scoop.it
Une société américaine primée par la NASA propose de mettre les occupants des futures missions martiennes dans un état de sommeil léthargique pour diminuer la taille (et le coût) des vaisseaux d'exploration.
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Futuristic Skintight Spacesuits May Shrink-Wrap Astronauts

Futuristic Skintight Spacesuits May Shrink-Wrap Astronauts | Space matters | Scoop.it
The spacesuits of the future might be totally alien-looking. Instead of the bulky spacesuits that astronauts wear today, a group of MIT researchers want to "shrink-wrap" the spaceflyers of tomorrow.
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