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Et si Moscou développait une nouvelle navette spatiale

Et si Moscou développait une nouvelle navette spatiale | Space matters | Scoop.it
Cette nouvelle navette devrait voler dès 2020 et coûter nettement moins cher que sa rivale américaine Orion. A moins qu'il ne s'agisse d'une opération de communication pour faire oublier les échecs spatiaux récents.
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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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That Time Google Tried To Design A Space Elevator

That Time Google Tried To Design A Space Elevator | Space matters | Scoop.it
It may be a while before space elevators become a reality, but that doesn't mean it's too early to start trying. Recently, the head of Google X's Rapid Evaluation team confirmed that its secretive R&D lab actually tried to design one — but fell short on account of one major technological hurdle.
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How Mountains In Our Solar System Compare [Infographic]

How Mountains In Our Solar System Compare [Infographic] | Space matters | Scoop.it
Good luck scaling Olympus Mons on Mars
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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? | Space matters | 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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It's Time to Extend Routine Space Operations to the Moon (Op-Ed)

It's Time to Extend Routine Space Operations to the Moon (Op-Ed) | Space matters | Scoop.it
The technology to make lunar missions routine is on the horizon, says Astrobotic CEO John Thornton. (It's time to go back to the moon #newspace.

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The CEO of Astrobotic reveals much about his company's plans to win the $20 million Lunar X Prize and then proceed from there to a viable business providing transport to the Moon to commercial, government, and academic customers.

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A listing of worldwide spaceports and achieved satellite launches

A listing of worldwide spaceports and achieved satellite launches | Space matters | Scoop.it
In interesting map of worldwide spaceports...
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L'IXV, la mininavette européenne, prépare son prochain vol

L'IXV, la mininavette européenne, prépare son prochain vol | Space matters | Scoop.it
Le retour d’orbite a de beaux jours devant lui. Les missions humaines et de retour d’échantillons martiens, mais également d’astéroïdes ou de lunes d’autres planètes, vont se densifier. Absente...
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Will Ocean Discovery On Enceladus Spur Life-Hunting Missions to Icy Moons of Saturn, Jupiter?

Will Ocean Discovery On Enceladus Spur Life-Hunting Missions to Icy Moons of Saturn, Jupiter? | Space matters | Scoop.it
Saturn's moon Enceladus and the Jupiter satellite Europa both harbor subsurface seas and should be studied much more closer in the future, researchers say.
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Lockheed Martin aims to carry NASA astronauts in new mini-shuttle

Lockheed Martin aims to carry NASA astronauts in new mini-shuttle | Space matters | Scoop.it

 

Work is underway on a spacecraft that will carry astronauts and cargo to the space station in the coming years. It's called the Dream Chaser and executives showed off work being done at the Michoud Assembly Facility on Tuesday.

 


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Moon shots: the far-out space suits of past, present, and future

Moon shots: the far-out space suits of past, present, and future | Space matters | Scoop.it
Space suits have come a long way since they were first used to protect pilots venturing just outside the earth, but they still have quite a ways to go. For decades now, the American and Russian...
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La surface de Mars simulée au nord de Londres

La surface de Mars simulée au nord de Londres | Space matters | Scoop.it
VIDÉO - La division Espace d'Airbus a dévoilé en Angleterre le nouveau terrain de jeu du futur rover martien de l'Agence spatiale européenne : un grand bac à sable de 400 m2.
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Affordable habitats means more Buck Rogers for less money says Bigelow | NASASpaceFlight.com

Affordable habitats means more Buck Rogers for less money says Bigelow | NASASpaceFlight.com | Space matters | Scoop.it
Robert Bigelow, founder and President of Bigelow Aerospace, believes that cost effective habitats and transportation systems are key to America’s space
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SpaceX Set to Launch the World’s First Reusable Booster | MIT Technology Review

SpaceX Set to Launch the World’s First Reusable Booster | MIT Technology Review | Space matters | Scoop.it

Later this month, if all goes well, Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, will achieve a spaceflight first.

 

After delivering cargo to the International Space Station, the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket used for the flight will fire its engines for the second time. The burn will allow the rocket to reenter the atmosphere in controlled flight, without breaking up and disintegrating on the way down as most booster rockets do.

 

The machine will settle over the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of its Cape Canaveral launchpad, engines roaring, and four landing legs will unfold from the rocket’s sides. Hovering over ocean, the rocket will kick up a salt spray along with the flames and smoke. Finally, the engines will cut off and the rocket will drop the last few feet into the ocean for recovery by a waiting barge.

 


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Yes, Space Solar Power Is A Real Thing

Yes, Space Solar Power Is A Real Thing | Space matters | Scoop.it
The US Navy is all over space solar power, so yes it really is a real thing and no, the Navy hasn't suddenly lost its way to the ocean. One key advantage of generating solar power from space is the idea that it can be transmitted to remote locations where transmission lines would be difficult

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Could be up in the next 30 years. 

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The growing importance of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program | NASASpaceFlight.com

The growing importance of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program | NASASpaceFlight.com | Space matters | Scoop.it
Birthed toward the end of the Space Shuttle program as a way for NASA astronauts to reach the International Space Station, the NASA's Commercial Crew Program
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NASA to Study Renewable Fuels in Space

NASA to Study Renewable Fuels in Space | Space matters | Scoop.it
Renewable Fuels are getting one stop closer to heading out to space. NASA has signed agreements with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) to conduct a series of joint flight tests to study the atmospheric effects of emissions from jet engines burning alternative fuels. The Alternative Fuel Effects on Contrails and Cruise Emissions (ACCESS II) flights are set to begin May 7, 2014 and will be flown from NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California.
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Incredible Technology: Inflatable Aircraft Could Cruise Venus Skies

Incredible Technology: Inflatable Aircraft Could Cruise Venus Skies | Space matters | Scoop.it
For the past year, engineers have been working on a concept vehicle called the Venus Atmospheric Maneuverable Platform, which could stay aloft for long periods, collecting a variety of data about Venus and its atmosphere.
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Inflatables in Space - A Timeline - SpaceSky

Inflatables in Space - A Timeline - SpaceSky | Space matters | Scoop.it
Inflatable space structures can be traced back to the earliest days of NASA.  The simplest way to visualize these expandable objects is to think of a packed tent that pops open once in space.  Inflatables take up far less space on rockets than solid, prefabricated structures, yet they are vulnerable to small meteors and space …
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Meet the Billionaire Who Wants to Harvest the Moon | NBC News

Meet the Billionaire Who Wants to Harvest the Moon | NBC News | Space matters | Scoop.it
This serial entrepreneur—he founded Internet companies Infospace and Intelius—believes that the moon holds precious metals and rare minerals that can be brought back to help address Earth's energy, health and resource challenges. Among the moon's vast riches: gold, cobalt, iron, palladium, platinum, tungsten and helium-3, a gas that can be used in future fusion reactors to provide nuclear power without radioactive waste.
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SpaceX Says Requirements, Not Markup, Make Government Missions More Costly | SpaceNews.com

SpaceX Says Requirements, Not Markup, Make Government Missions More Costly | SpaceNews.com | Space matters | Scoop.it

PARIS — Space Exploration Technologies Corp. President Gwynne Shotwell said the company’s Falcon 9 launch prices have nudged up to an average of about $60 million for standard commercial launches but that NASA and U.S. Air Force missions will add between $10 million and $30 million per launch.

 

A launch of the Dragon space station cargo capsule aboard a Falcon 9, she said, about doubles the price of the SpaceX mission.


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Mars One To Build Simulated Colony For One-Way Astronauts

Mars One To Build Simulated Colony For One-Way Astronauts | Space matters | Scoop.it
People selected to live on the Red Planet will train inside an earthbound outpost. If they don't go crazy, they just might make the real trip.
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‘Mars in a Bottle’ Simulates the Red Planet’s Dangerous Dust | Science | WIRED

‘Mars in a Bottle’ Simulates the Red Planet’s Dangerous Dust | Science | WIRED | Space matters | Scoop.it
The most dangerous thing on Mars today isn't a 1-ton laser-wielding robot: It's dust. Researchers have now built a vacuum chamber that can help test how future probes and, one day, human explorers might fare against the mighty Martian dust.
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Rocket reusability: a driver of economic growth - The Space Review

Rocket reusability: a driver of economic growth - The Space Review | Space matters | Scoop.it
The Space Review Rocket reusability: a driver of economic growth The Space Review SpaceX is scheduled to launch another resupply mission to the International Space Station on March 16th, but this particular flight could be of truly historic...

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Rick Boozer provides commentary on the advantages of reusable rockets, bot economic and safety. This month SpaceX will try a soft landing of the Falcon 9 first stage on the Atlantic Ocean. They don't intend to reuse that particular core, but merely makeing the attempt will tell them a lot.

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Lunar ownership laws: a future necessity?

Lunar ownership laws: a future necessity? | Space matters | Scoop.it

Feb 20, 2014 - Private settlements and raw materials extraction enterprises could appear on the Moon in the future, thus leading to territorial disputes between their owners. In order to avoid that one must now register the property rights to the land plots on the Moon and other space objects and set up special preservation zones, US entrepreneur Robert Bigelow believes.

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L'Homme colonisera-t-il Mars avec des robots bâtisseurs ?

L'Homme colonisera-t-il Mars avec des robots bâtisseurs ? | Space matters | Scoop.it
VIDÉO - Pour préparer la colonisation de la planète Mars par l’Homme, des robots bâtisseurs autonomes pourraient d’abord être utilisés. C'est en tout cas ce que proposent trois scientifiques américain
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Dans l'hypothèse d'une colonisation de la planète Mars par l'homme, des robots-bâtisseurs seront-ils d’abord utilisés afin de prendre pied sur la planète, et de préparer l’arrivée de l’Homme ? C'est en tout cas ce que suggèrent les créateurs américains d'un robot baptisé « Termes », inspiré de la termite. Le robot est décrit dans un article publié le 14 février 2014 dans la revue Science.

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Winter in the Antarctic Shows What It Will Take to Live on Mars

Winter in the Antarctic Shows What It Will Take to Live on Mars | Space matters | Scoop.it
Concordia station offers the isolation and hardships explorers will face on the Red Planet. Here, where participants can’t be rescued from an unforgiving environment, the danger is real
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