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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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Neil deGrasse Tyson Says Space Ventures Will Spawn First Trillionaire

Neil deGrasse Tyson Says Space Ventures Will Spawn First Trillionaire | Space matters | Scoop.it

 

A passion for exploration is the fuel to an innovative economy, says astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

In an interview with CNBC's On the Money, the host of the new National Geographic Channel show StarTalk — based on Tyson's podcast and Sirius XM radio show of the same name — described the dynamic implications of scientific discovery.

"You have to innovate," said Tyson, arguably the most famous astrophysicist in America. When "an engineer comes out with a new patent to take you to a place — intellectually, physically … that has never been reached before, those become the engines of tomorrow's economy."

 


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Tyson is not the first one to propose this. Perhaps he's finally jumping on the NewSpace "Bandwagon."

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Proposed Legislation Would Make Space Settlement a National Goal | SpaceNews.com

Proposed Legislation Would Make Space Settlement a National Goal | SpaceNews.com | Space matters | Scoop.it

 

WASHINGTON — Legislation that one congressman plans to introduce in the near future would make space settlement a national goal and require NASA to take action to support it.

The Space Exploration, Development, and Settlement Act of 2015, drafted by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), would mark the second time in the last three decades that Congress has directed NASA to support efforts for permanent human settlements beyond Earth orbit.

A version of the bill circulated in the space advocacy community would amend the National Aeronautics and Space Act, the “organic” legislation that created NASA in 1958, to include space settlement among national space policy goals and objectives.


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Space Industry Startups Eye Asteroid Mining, Tourism And In-Orbit Construction As The Future

Space Industry Startups Eye Asteroid Mining, Tourism And In-Orbit Construction As The Future | Space matters | Scoop.it
Beyond SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, a growing number of private companies are capitalizing on space -- and many call Seattle home.
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Commercial Lunar Transportation Services: a speculation | The Space Review

Commercial Lunar Transportation Services: a speculation | The Space Review | Space matters | Scoop.it

There remains interest in carrying out human missions to the surface of the Moon, even though that is not an official goal of the present administration. Anthony Young discusses how a commercial model for lunar transportation, based on the COTS and commercial crew programs, might be the most cost-effective, and perhaps the only, way to carry out such missions.


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The International Lunar Decade: Scenarios for long term collaboration in space development | The Space Review

The International Lunar Decade: Scenarios for long term collaboration in space development | The Space Review | Space matters | Scoop.it

Can an international cooperation in lunar exploration open up commercial opportunities and expand the space economy? Vidvuds Beldavs describes how an “International Lunar Decade” could do just that.


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The Space Review: “Moon to Moon to Mons”: Synergies for Moon and Mars development

The Space Review: “Moon to Moon to Mons”: Synergies for Moon and Mars development | Space matters | Scoop.it

Rethinking Mars settlement via two moons and Martian volcanoes

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Mars : pour certains, une mission habitée serait possible dès les années 2030

Mars : pour certains, une mission habitée serait possible dès les années 2030 | Space matters | Scoop.it

Partir sur Mars a toujours été l’objectif des États-Unis depuis qu’ils ont marché sur la Lune. Mais depuis l’épopée Apollo, les programmes martiens coûteux de la Nasa n’ont jamais pu être financés. Avec la fin annoncée de l’ISS, la Nasa devrait retrouver une certaine aisance financière qui pourrait bien lui ouvrir la porte de Mars. Un rapport de la Planetray Society fait le point sur cette question.

 

Le 06/04/2015 à 15:29 - Par Rémy Decourt, Futura-Sciences

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How Asteroid Mining Could Pay for Our First Space Colony

How Asteroid Mining Could Pay for Our First Space Colony | Space matters | Scoop.it
Many of us dream of living on other planets, but are two things we'll need before it can actually happen: money and raw materials. Now some companies say they have a solution to this problem. They'll mine asteroids for valuable metal ores, and for basic resources like water that we'll need once we're far from Earth.
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Andy Weir and his book ‘The Martian’ may have saved NASA and the entire space program

Andy Weir and his book ‘The Martian’ may have saved NASA and the entire space program | Space matters | Scoop.it
Self-published story of a stranded astronaut becomes a rocketship to riches
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Andy Weir isn’t just living a publishing dream. He may have also saved the space program in the process.

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NASA Selects Companies to Develop Super-Fast Deep Space Engine / Sputnik International

NASA Selects Companies to Develop Super-Fast Deep Space Engine / Sputnik International | Space matters | Scoop.it
NASA announced it will partner with a variety of companies in new attempts to create more advanced space technology--including a new engine that could get humans to Mars in less than 40 days.
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ESA Columbus Laboratory by Massimo

ESA Columbus Laboratory by Massimo | Space matters | Scoop.it
TOUCH cette image pour découvrir son histoire. Marquage d'images développé par ThingLink
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Habitats Could Be NASA’s Next Commercial Spacecraft Buy

Habitats Could Be NASA’s Next Commercial Spacecraft Buy | Space matters | Scoop.it
NASA is spending a little money to see if cargo carriers for the ISS can be “evolved” into crew habitats for deep-space exploration.
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Buzz Aldrin impressed by Purdue’s plan for Mars

Buzz Aldrin impressed by Purdue’s plan for Mars | Space matters | Scoop.it
51 students compiled a 1,000 page paper detailing human colonization of the planet by 2040

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Un micro-organisme pourrait servir à exploiter... les astéroïdes

Un micro-organisme pourrait servir à exploiter... les astéroïdes | Space matters | Scoop.it
Dans son livre L'âge des Low Tech : vers une civilisation techniquement soutenable, l'ingénieur Philippe Bihouix explique que la raréfaction des ressources minières et les difficultés du recyclage...
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How NASA proposes to cut Mars travel time in half

How NASA proposes to cut Mars travel time in half | Space matters | Scoop.it

In statements made during a visit to the Aerojet Rocketdyne plant May 28, Bolden stressed that he'd like to slash the travel time required to send astronauts to Mars.

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Lunar Lava Tubes Might Make Underground Moon Cities Possible - Space.com

Lunar Lava Tubes Might Make Underground Moon Cities Possible - Space.com | Space matters | Scoop.it
Lunar lava tubes may be large enough to house whole cities of future colonists, scientists say.

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This article is true, but it is old news. Heinlein predicted underground moon cities in "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" back in the 60s and the Oregon L5 Society had a NASA research contract on this in the 70s.

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The Number of Asteroids We Could Visit and Explore Just Doubled

The Number of Asteroids We Could Visit and Explore Just Doubled | Space matters | Scoop.it
There's a famous line from Shakespeare's Hamlet that says "There are more things in heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy," and the same now holds true for brave new worlds for humans to explore.
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Obama Dreams of Space, But Where's the Money for a Mars Expedition?

Obama Dreams of Space, But Where's the Money for a Mars Expedition? | Space matters | Scoop.it
During the State of the Union address, President Obama said stirring things about human spaceflight and the future. But these are the same dreams we've been talking about for years, and without more funding for NASA these dreams will fizzle instead of coming true.
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Ad Astra Rocket Company Wins Major NASA Advanced Propulsion Contract | International Space Fellowship

[Webster,  Texas]  –  Ad Astra  Rocket  Company  has  been  selected  by NASA  as  one  of  the  winners  of  the  space agency’s Next Space Technologies for Exploration
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