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Space-Based Solar Power | Do the Math

Space-Based Solar Power | Do the Math | Space matters | Scoop.it
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Space-based solar power contains little intrinsic advantage that we can get “only from space.” It looks like a wash at best, and the astronomers would say “don’t bother.”

Space-based solar power contains little intrinsic advantage that we can get “only from space.” It looks like a wash at best, and the astronomers would say “don’t bother.” - See more at: http://physics.ucsd.edu/do-the-math/2012/03/space-based-solar-power/#sthash.w8CyaIxd.dpufSpace-based solar power contains little intrinsic advantage that we can get “only from space.” It looks like a wash at best, and the astronomers would say “don’t bother.” - See more at: http://physics.ucsd.edu/do-the-math/2012/03/space-based-solar-power/#sthash.w8CyaIxd.dpuf
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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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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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Une dynamo à glace sèche pour les colons martiens

Une dynamo à glace sèche pour les colons martiens | Space matters | Scoop.it
Le rêve de la colonisation de Mars semble plus vivant que jamais, même s’il reste toujours très problématique. Bien sûr Buzz Aldrin fait campagne en ce sens et même le prix Nobel de physique...
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The Space Twins Are Just Kicking A Can Down The Road to Mars - NASA Watch

The Space Twins Are Just Kicking A Can Down The Road to Mars - NASA Watch | Space matters | Scoop.it

 Keith's note: Will NASA learn anything from the one year space twins study? Yes, of course they will. Will this knowledge help us "go to Mars"? (gotta use that phrase once a day, right NASA?). Who knows. Not likely

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It Turns Out It's Not Actually That Awesome to Have 40 More Minutes in Your Day

It Turns Out It's Not Actually That Awesome to Have 40 More Minutes in Your Day | Space matters | Scoop.it
A Martian day is 40 minutes longer than a day on Earth—a seemingly small difference that adds up quickly.
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Mars Missions Are A Scam

Mars Missions Are A Scam | Space matters | Scoop.it
Despite claims by NASA and private outfits such as Mars One, we don’t have the know-how or funding to send people to the Red Planet, according to many scientists, policy experts, and one outspoken ...
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Manned Mars Mission Plan: Astronauts Could Orbit by 2033, Land by 2039

Manned Mars Mission Plan: Astronauts Could Orbit by 2033, Land by 2039 | Space matters | Scoop.it
The Planetary Society — a nongovernmental space advocacy organization — has announced its support of a plan to send humans into orbit around Mars' moon Phobos by 2033 and to the surface of the Red Planet by 2039.
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Bigelow Module Ready To Fly to Space Station | SpaceNews.com

Bigelow Module Ready To Fly to Space Station | SpaceNews.com | Space matters | Scoop.it

 

WASHINGTON — A module built by Bigelow Aerospace will join the International Space Station later this year in a test of both the company’s technology and NASA’s use of alternative contracting techniques.

NASA and Bigelow Aerospace marked the completion of all the development milestones for the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) in a ceremony March 12 at the company’s North Las Vegas, Nevada, headquarters. Bigelow built BEAM under a $17.8 million contract NASA awarded in late 2012.


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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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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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Mars One Finalist Explains Exactly How It’s Ripping Off Supporters — Matter — Medium

Mars One Finalist Explains Exactly How It's Ripping Off Supporters - Matter - Medium
No money, no process, no explanation: An insider speaks out for the first time on the hopelessly flawed scheme to fly to Mars.
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Japan Space Agency Advances in Space-Based Solar Power

Japan Space Agency Advances in Space-Based Solar Power | Space matters | Scoop.it
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said it succeeded in transmitting electric power wirelessly to a pinpoint target using microwaves, which is an essential technology needed for the realization of space-based solar power.
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Cosmic cabin fever: Getting to Mars isn't the hard part — it's living there

Cosmic cabin fever: Getting to Mars isn't the hard part — it's living there | Space matters | Scoop.it
Cramped in an air-locked bubble on a one-way trip into the toxic atmosphere of mars, an astronaut could take leave of his senses, like Apollo 13 meets The Shining
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Not sure the infographic in this Mars One article is an innocent typo or editorial comment

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US Needs a Mars Colony, Buzz Aldrin Tells Senators

US Needs a Mars Colony, Buzz Aldrin Tells Senators | Space matters | Scoop.it
Going to Mars without setting up a colony — round-trip manned missions, in other words — would not be enough for the U.S. to reclaim its leadership in space, nor would setting up human outposts on the moon, Aldrin said.
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The dark future of American space exploration: NASA's golden age is about to come to a thudding halt

Years of budget cuts have made planning ambitious new missions nearly impossible.
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Moscou et Washington prêts à lancer le projet d'une nouvelle station spatiale internationale

Moscou et Washington prêts à lancer le projet d'une nouvelle station spatiale internationale | Space matters | Scoop.it
En dépit de la crise ukrainienne, la Russie a annoncé samedi son intention de construire en partenariat avec la NASA une nouvelle station spatiale orbitale pour remplacer la Station spatiale internationale (ISS), dont l'exploitation est prévue jusqu'en 2024.

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