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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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NASA has a Moon Lander, If They Ever Decide to Go Back to the Moon

NASA has a Moon Lander, If They Ever Decide to Go Back to the Moon | Space matters | Scoop.it
NASA's Morpheus team have completed a review of its operations, following the conclusion of its test program. This week's overview - which also hinted at the

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Morpheus Lunar Lander was built on the cheap.

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Une dynamo à glace sèche pour les colons martiens

Une dynamo à glace sèche pour les colons martiens | Space matters | Scoop.it
Le moteur à eau reste un mythe mais espérer produire du mouvement et même de l'électricité en utilisant de la glace carbonique n'est pas un fantasme, comme viennent de le prouver des physiciens...
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Reality TV show to document life on Mars has been shelved

Reality TV show to document life on Mars has been shelved | Space matters | Scoop.it


Last week Mars One announced a list of 100 people who will train on Earth for a one-way mission to the red planet in 2025.

But the venture's accompanying reality TV show - which was to be made by the makers of Big Brother to document their training and new lives on the red planet - has been shelved after the companies were 'unable to reach an agreement on details', MailOnline has learned.

Instead, Mars One is working with a new production company to record the colonists' progress.

The proposed mission has been widely criticised ever since it was first announced in 2011, leading some experts to speculate that it was never more than a pipe dream.


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The Space Review: Commercial space exploration: no longer an oxymoron!

The Space Review: Commercial space exploration: no longer an oxymoron! | Space matters | Scoop.it

That date—January 26, 2015—is maybe more significant than generally realized. That $5.25 million in prize money awarded in San Francisco for progress in achieving risk-reduction milestones towards an eventual Moon landing represents, in a very real and tangible sense, a turning point. Since that date, we must recognize that it is no longer a contradiction in terms to use “space exploration” and “commercial” in the same phrase. Commercial space exploration is no longer an oxymoron!

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The Space Review: Increased competition will challenge ESA’s space authority

The Space Review: Increased competition will challenge ESA’s space authority | Space matters | Scoop.it
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How Humanity Will Conquer Space Without Rockets

How Humanity Will Conquer Space Without Rockets | Space matters | Scoop.it
Getting out of Earth's gravity well is hard. Conventional rockets are expensive, wasteful, and as we're frequently reminded, very dangerous. Thankfully, there are alternative ways of getting ourselves and all our stuff off this rock. Here's how we'll get from Earth to space in the future.
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Here's How We'll Build A Cheap, Safe Lunar Base

Here's How We'll Build A Cheap, Safe Lunar Base | Space matters | Scoop.it
The "magnificent desolation" of the Moon might offer some great views, but otherwise it's a lousy place to live. Human explorers would need protection from a constant bombardment of radiation and extreme temperature shifts. A new video shows how we can inexpensively build an ideal shelter with robotic 3D printers.
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The Moon was a first step, Mars will test our capabilities, but Europa is the prize

The Moon was a first step, Mars will test our capabilities, but Europa is the prize | Space matters | Scoop.it
The icy moon Europa is perhaps the most tantalising destination in our solar system. Scientists have been trying for years to kickstart a mission to Jupiter’s most enigmatic moon, with very Earth-like…
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What Would It Be Like to Live on Mercury?

What Would It Be Like to Live on Mercury? | Space matters | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live on Mercury. So did we. Mercury's gravity, temperatures and weather are all very different from Earth's. Here's how.
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Orion ESM - European Service Module for Orion Space Capsule - YouTube

Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second space company, has signed a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) for the development and construction o...
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Copernical - Let's Send a Private Mission to Europa, Expert Says

Copernical - Let's Send a Private Mission to Europa, Expert Says | Space matters | Scoop.it
A private mission to Europa is not a new idea. In 2013, an international team of volunteers headed up by Kristian von Bengtson, the founder of Copenhagen Suborbitals, an open source DIY space program based in Denmark, announced the plan of sending a crewed mission to the icy moon. But before they launch any spacecraft, they're launching a crowd-researching campaign.
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A Business Plan for Space

A Business Plan for Space | Space matters | Scoop.it
The Federal Aviation Administration gave a foundation to U.S. companies seeking a foothold on celestial bodies by saying it would make sure businesses wouldn’t interfere with one another.
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Une voile solaire va être testée en mai pour accélérer les voyages spatiaux

Une voile solaire va être testée en mai pour accélérer les voyages spatiaux | Space matters | Scoop.it

A plus long terme, une voile solaire pourrait permettre de s'aventurer plus loin et faire baisser drastiquement le coût d'un voyage vers Mars, alors que le carburant représente une grosse part de tout budget spatial. En 2005, un concept utilisant un rayon de micro-ondes estimait pouvoir réduire la durée d'un aller simple vers la Planète rouge de neuf à un mois.

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Let’s go back to the moon. No, Mars. No, the moon. The debate continues.

Let’s go back to the moon. No, Mars. No, the moon. The debate continues. | Space matters | Scoop.it
A renewed debate over the direction of NASA and American space travel.
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NASA Urged To Devise Post-International Space Station Strategy

NASA Urged To Devise Post-International Space Station Strategy | Space matters | Scoop.it

 

WASHINGTON — Even though the International Space Station appears likely to remain in use well into the next decade, some in the space industry are pressing NASA to start developing a strategy for what comes after the ISS, an approach that may rely heavily on commercial facilities.

Currently, the five ISS partners — Canada, Europe, Japan, Russia and the United States — have agreed to operate the ISS only through 2020. In January 2014, the Obama administration proposed extending ISS operations to at least 2024.


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One small step for man, one giant step for the commercialization of the moon

One small step for man, one giant step for the commercialization of the moon | Space matters | Scoop.it
t’s important to be talking about these issues now, before some company or nation takes over a big chunk of moon real estate and provokes an international legal war over lunar property rights.
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It’s important to be talking about these issues now, before some company or nation takes over a big chunk of moon real estate and provokes an international legal war over lunar property rights.

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Exploring the Universe with Nuclear Power

Exploring the Universe with Nuclear Power | Space matters | Scoop.it
In the past four decades, NASA and other space agencies from around the world have accomplished some amazing feats. Together, they have sent manned missions to the Moon, explored Mars, mapped Venus...
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The Space Review: Mars One, the “Third Quarter Effect”, and our human journey into deep space

The Space Review: Mars One, the “Third Quarter Effect”, and our human journey into deep space | Space matters | Scoop.it
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How NASA Could Build A Cloud City Over Venus

How NASA Could Build A Cloud City Over Venus | Space matters | Scoop.it
Owing to the extreme conditions on the Venusian surface, it's going to be quite some time before a human ever steps foot on that planet. That's why NASA is developing a plan to deploy human-occupied airships in Venus's upper atmosphere. And yes, permanent occupation is the ultimate goal.
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Could We Use Ground-Based Lasers To Propel Rockets Into Space?

Could We Use Ground-Based Lasers To Propel Rockets Into Space? | Space matters | Scoop.it
A pair of Russian scientists are proposing a radical new propulsion technique that would accelerate a rocket while in flight, by using a ground-based laser. Should it work, it could push aircraft to go beyond Mach 10.
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The Most Clever Ideas For Vehicles to Explore Saturn's Moon Titan

The Most Clever Ideas For Vehicles to Explore Saturn's Moon Titan | Space matters | Scoop.it
Forget a boring old rover and try nuclear-powered boats or quadcopter space drones. If we want to explore Saturn's moon Titan--with its liquid methane lakes and dense nitrogen atmosphere--we'll need exploration schemes that are just as unique as the alien moon itself.
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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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Opening up the planetary highway, or the post-earth economy

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Why Europe's Experimental Spaceship Is Shaped So Weirdly | WIRED

Why Europe's Experimental Spaceship Is Shaped So Weirdly | WIRED | Space matters | Scoop.it
Yesterday, an unmanned experimental spacecraft from the European Space Agency took off from French Guiana and, 100 minutes later, splashed down into the Pacific Ocean just west of the Galapagos Islands. The spacecraft, called the Intermediate Experimental Vehicle, or IXV, didn’t look like your standard cone, though. It looked more—well, cinematic, for lack of a better word, kind of like a miniature space shuttle minus the wings and tail. And that odd shape might presage the future of space travel.
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What Would It Be Like to Live on the Moon?

What Would It Be Like to Live on the Moon? | Space matters | Scoop.it
With its very low gravity, interesting topographical features and great view of Earth, the moon could be an exciting place to live.
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SpaceX Falcon Heavy To Be Reusable, Animation Reveals

SpaceX Falcon Heavy To Be Reusable, Animation Reveals | Space matters | Scoop.it
Slated to be the world’s most powerful rocket when it flies, Falcon Heavy will attempt to return it’s core stage and boosters for rapid refurbishment and reuse. SpaceX is confident its accuracy will be sufficient to park the booster elements on land
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