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How Do You Train to Become a Space Tourist?

How Do You Train to Become a Space Tourist? | Space matters | Scoop.it
Piloting fighter jets, floating in zero gravity and spinning at a belly-flattening speed in a centrifuge are not the things a regular tourist is asked to do before a dream holiday.
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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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La Nasa ira-t-elle sur Mars avec SpaceX ?

La Nasa ira-t-elle sur Mars avec SpaceX ? | Space matters | Scoop.it
La Nasa étudie la façon dont elle pourrait coopérer avec SpaceX sur ses futures missions à destination de Mars. La société d’Elon Musk a récemment annoncé le lancement en 2018 d’un
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Asteroids as Spacecraft

Asteroids as Spacecraft | Space matters | Scoop.it
Rama is a name that resonates with science fiction fans who remember Arthur C. Clarke’s wonderful Rendezvous with Rama (1973). The novel depicts a 50-kilometer starship that enters the Solar System and is intercepted by a human crew, finding remarkable
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Elon Musk provides new details on his ‘mind blowing’ mission to Mars

Elon Musk provides new details on his ‘mind blowing’ mission to Mars | Space matters | Scoop.it

In an interview with The Post this week, Musk laid out additional details for the first time, equating the spirit of the missions with the settlement of the New World by the colonists who crossed the Atlantic Ocean centuries ago. And he acknowledged the immense difficulties of getting to a planet that is, on average, 140 million miles from Earth...


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L'Europe vise la Lune et veut y accompagner les Russes

L'Europe vise la Lune et veut y accompagner les Russes | Space matters | Scoop.it
L’Agence spatiale européenne n’a pas de programme lunaire mais participe à celui de son homologue russe, qui prévoit une série de missions robotiques sur notre satellite. De Luna-27
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L'ambition de l'Esa est de faire marcher un jour des astronautes européens sur la Lune.
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Espace: L’astronaute Scott Kelly a toujours des problèmes de santé trois mois après son retour

Espace: L’astronaute Scott Kelly a toujours des problèmes de santé trois mois après son retour | Space matters | Scoop.it
Des hommes sur Mars ? Un jour pourquoi pas, si l’être humain supporte de longs voyages dans l’espace. C’était précisément pour l’expérimenter en conditions réelles que l’Américain Scott Kelly a récemment passé 340 jours à bord de la Station spatial
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Ancient Solar Superflare Suggests Risks for Mars Missions

Ancient Solar Superflare Suggests Risks for Mars Missions | Space matters | Scoop.it
New research suggests that catastrophic solar superflares would severely harm astronauts, and plans should be made for better shielding.
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Destination Mars : l'Europe dans les valises des Etats-Unis

Destination Mars : l'Europe dans les valises des Etats-Unis | Space matters | Scoop.it
Airbus Defence and Space a démarré à Brême la construction du module d
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Want to build a moon base? Easy—just print it

Want to build a moon base? Easy—just print it | Space matters | Scoop.it
Planetary Resources, a company hoping to make asteroid mining into a trillion dollar industry, earlier this year unveiled the world's first 3D printed object made from bits of an asteroid.
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Elon Musk Wants to Land a Spaceship on Mars. The Weird Thing Is … He Can Do It.

Elon Musk Wants to Land a Spaceship on Mars. The Weird Thing Is … He Can Do It. | Space matters | Scoop.it
Elon Musk says SpaceX will land a Dragon capsule on Mars as soon as 2018. That's not as silly as it seems.
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We Don't Have a Moon Base Because You Don't Need One to Nuke Moscow

We Don't Have a Moon Base Because You Don't Need One to Nuke Moscow | Space matters | Scoop.it
Why doesn’t the United States have a base on the Moon? Because getting to the Moon was a matter of national security. Setting up a permanent base there? Not so much.
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Humanity's Future Will Be In Caves ... On the Moon

Humanity's Future Will Be In Caves ... On the Moon | Space matters | Scoop.it
While I talked with the legendary roboticist Red Whittaker in his lab at Carnegie Mellon, a half-moon shaped remnant of a Lifesaver was resting on his knee. He nibbled on it as we talked about sending autonomous robots to explore the Moon. That’s when he told me about the Moon caves that could be humanity’s future home.
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SpaceX plans to send its Dragon spacecraft to Mars

SpaceX plans to send its Dragon spacecraft to Mars | Space matters | Scoop.it
Elon Musk's company finally reveals the first details of its Mars architecture.
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NASA researchers are working on a laser propulsion system that could get to Mars in 3 days

NASA researchers are working on a laser propulsion system that could get to Mars in 3 days | Space matters | Scoop.it
"There is no known reason why we cannot do this."
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The New Moon Shot - Space Angels Network

The New Moon Shot - Space Angels Network | Space matters | Scoop.it
“Our long term goal is to make regular deliveries to the surface of the Moon. We want lunar deliveries to become boring, normal, and routine.”
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Will SpaceX Be on Its Way to Mars by 2018? Maybe. But That’s Not the Point.

Will SpaceX Be on Its Way to Mars by 2018? Maybe. But That’s Not the Point. | Space matters | Scoop.it
SpaceX plans to send a lander to Mars by 2018, and humans by 2024. If they can, they'll beat NASA by a decade.
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Can We Turn Asteroids into Spaceships?

Can We Turn Asteroids into Spaceships? | Space matters | Scoop.it
Mining asteroids could enrich humanity with untold wealth, but while we're out there, why not construct spacecraft out of the asteroid husks?
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Jeff Bezos thinks we need to build industrial zones in space in order to save Earth

Jeff Bezos thinks we need to build industrial zones in space in order to save Earth | Space matters | Scoop.it

"Energy is limited here. In at least a few hundred years ... all of our heavy industry will be moved off-planet," said Bezos

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The Citizen Lobbyists Gunning for a Trip to Mars

The Citizen Lobbyists Gunning for a Trip to Mars | Space matters | Scoop.it
A small group of citizens are on a mission to convince lawmakers that going to Mars is both possible and affordable.
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Orbital ATK Proposes Man-Tended Lunar-Orbit Outpost by 2020 for Link Up with NASA’s Orion - Universe Today

Orbital ATK Proposes Man-Tended Lunar-Orbit Outpost by 2020 for Link Up with NASA’s Orion - Universe Today | Space matters | Scoop.it
Orbital ATK has unveiled a practical new proposal to build a near term man-tended outpost in lunar orbit that could launch by 2020 and be operational in time for a lunar link-up with NASA’s Orion crew module during its maiden mission, when American astronauts finally return to the Moon’s vicinity in 2021 - thus advancing America’s next giant leap in human exploration of deep space.
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Lockheed Martin Wants To Send Humans To Mars In 12 Years

Lockheed Martin Wants To Send Humans To Mars In 12 Years | Space matters | Scoop.it

Before our species set foot on the moon, we orbited it first. The same will probably be true for Mars, and on Wednesday, Lockheed Martin plans to unveil its vision for a spacecraft that could make it happen. The "Mars Base Camp," as the company is calling it, would set up a laboratory, staffed by 6 astronauts, in Mars orbit in 2028.


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Des Chinois sur la Lune avant 2040

Des Chinois sur la Lune avant 2040 | Space matters | Scoop.it
Aux États-Unis, les yeux sont tournés vers le système martien. Mais en Chine, l'objectif principal est très vraisemblablement le retour de l’Homme sur la Lune et son installation dans de
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The US should challenge the EU to lead lunar development | The Space Review

The US should challenge the EU to lead lunar development | The Space Review | Space matters | Scoop.it

As ESA seeks to drum up support for its “Moon Village” concept, the US appears content to focus instead on missions to Mars. Vid Beldavs, in an open letter to the president, argues that the US should push Europe to take the lead on lunar development and take on a supporting role that can help support its own Mars ambitions.


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Your Children Won't Be Able To Live In Space, Without A Major Upgrade

Your Children Won't Be Able To Live In Space, Without A Major Upgrade | Space matters | Scoop.it
We all dream of journeying (or living) among the stars. But space is a spectacularly awful place for humans, and we’re not suited for life there at all. And yet, it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are all the ways we’ll need to re-engineer the human body, in order to make space our home.
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Should We Terraform a New Planet Or Fix Our Own?

Should We Terraform a New Planet Or Fix Our Own? | Space matters | Scoop.it
Before we talk about terraforming another planet like Mars, we have to talk about Earth—and whether we should be spending our resources trying to save it, or moving on to another pale blue dot. It’s a grim debate that some scientists say it’s time to have.
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Your kids might live on Mars. Here's how they'll survive

Your kids might live on Mars. Here's how they'll survive | Space matters | Scoop.it
It sounds like science fiction, but journalist Stephen Petranek considers it fact: within 20 years, humans will live on Mars. In this provocative talk, Petranek makes the case that humans will become a spacefaring species and describes in fascinating detail how we'll make Mars our next home. "Humans will survive no matter what happens on Earth," Petranek says. "We will never be the last of our kind."
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