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Asteroid mining boom or bubble? | The Space Review

Asteroid mining boom or bubble? | The Space Review | Space matters | Scoop.it

If space tourism seemed at least a little like science fiction, then the idea of asteroid mining seems a lot like it. The idea of individuals, corporate conglomerates, and governments sparring with one another as they seek to harvest the material wealth of asteroids offers writers a rich vein, so to speak, of drama that draws parallels to terrestrial mining rushes in history. Many space advocates have also long hyped the potential wealth in asteroids, from precious metals to volatiles, which could reshape the economics of spaceflight and even terrestrial industries. But the idea of lassoing even a small near Earth object (NEO) and extracting materials from it seemed like, well, science fiction, given the current state of space capabilities.


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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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Why Is Elon Musk so Hellbent on Going to Mars?

Why Is Elon Musk so Hellbent on Going to Mars? | Space matters | Scoop.it
Why is Elon Musk so hellbent on going to Mars? There are two answers to this. One is the actual answer. The other isn't exactly wrong—it’s technically correct—but it’s incidental. And it turns out that’s not even really the right question. Bear with me a moment. You need a little...
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Huge Lava Tubes Could Exist on the Moon - SpaceRef

Huge Lava Tubes Could Exist on the Moon - SpaceRef | Space matters | Scoop.it

Lava tubes large enough to house cities could be structurally stable on the moon, according to a theoretical study presented at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference on Tuesday (March 17).

 

 

 

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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

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TOUCH cette image pour découvrir son histoire. Marquage d'images développé par ThingLink
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Journey to Space - TRAILER [HD]

Narrated by Patrick Stewart. In the past half century, humans have punched through the stratosphere, walked on the moon, and lived continuously in orbit. In the…
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