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New study says NASA will land people on Mars about the time chickens invent fusion energy

New study says NASA will land people on Mars about the time chickens invent fusion energy | Space matters | Scoop.it
NRC review says NASA strategy, without a funding boost, will invite “failure” and “disillusionment”
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National Research Council to NASA: 'you'll never get to Mars at present funding levels'. NASA: 'LALALA I CAN'T HEAR YOU!'

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It's Official: We're Going to Mars

It's Official: We're Going to Mars | Space matters | Scoop.it
A bipartisan bill was passed by the U.S. Senate committee that oversees NASA space projects. The bill would allocate $19.5 billion in funds to NASA in 2017, but it has a critical mission for the space agency: send men to Mars.
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Solar Express : quatre photos du train spatial qui pourrait relier Mars en deux jours

Solar Express : quatre photos du train spatial qui pourrait relier Mars en deux jours | Space matters | Scoop.it
Envie d’aller passer l’après-midi sur la Lune pour visiter la mer de la Tranquillité ou pour admirer un lever de Terre ? À moins que vous ne préfériez séjourner une semaine sur l’Olympe (25.00
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The Mojave desert will be home to 3D-printed Martian colony bases

The Mojave desert will be home to 3D-printed Martian colony bases | Space matters | Scoop.it
The ambitious Mars City Design project is crowdsourcing designs for a possible Martian colony base. The winners will be 3D printed in the Mojave desert.
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SpaceX will spend $300 million on Red Dragon Mars mission, NASA says

SpaceX will spend $300 million on Red Dragon Mars mission, NASA says | Space matters | Scoop.it

A NASA official has estimated that SpaceX will spend $300 million on its Red Dragon Mars mission...


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The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel

The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel | Space matters | Scoop.it
The Daily Galaxy -Great Discoveries Channel, is an eclectic presentation of news and original insights on science, space exploration, and the search for extraterrestrial life.
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How Mountains In Our Solar System Compare [Infographic]

How Mountains In Our Solar System Compare [Infographic] | Space matters | Scoop.it
Hawaii's Mauna Kea is a gigantic mountain—but it doesn't quite stack up to some of the other landforms in our solar system. Here's a look at our neighbors' most impressive peaks.
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Humans will be soon mining asteroids for minerals. And that's only ten years away.

Humans will be soon mining asteroids for minerals. And that's only ten years away. | Space matters | Scoop.it
In 1998, Micheal Bay directed a science fiction disaster thriller film called Armageddon in which a group of deep-core drillers was sent by NASA  to stop a gigantic asteroid on a collision course with Earth. Well, in ten years from now, drilling in space is going to be a reality.

As Earth’s popul

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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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Elon Musk's Mars colonization plans: what we know so far

Elon Musk's Mars colonization plans: what we know so far | Space matters | Scoop.it
In less than a week, SpaceX’s CEO Elon Musk will finally explain how he plans to colonize Mars within the next few decades. It’s a goal that he has adamantly championed for years, though h
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'Hibernating' Astronauts May Be Key to Mars Colonization

'Hibernating' Astronauts May Be Key to Mars Colonization | Space matters | Scoop.it
Colonizing Mars may require humanity to tap into its inner bear.
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Traveling to Mars with Immortal Plasma Rockets

Traveling to Mars with Immortal Plasma Rockets | Space matters | Scoop.it
Nearly 50 years after landing on the moon, mankind has now set its sights on sending the first humans to Mars. The difference is in more than just time.
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La Nasa va aider SpaceX à aller sur Mars

La Nasa va aider SpaceX à aller sur Mars | Space matters | Scoop.it
SpaceX annonce toujours une mission vers Mars en 2018 (ce qui relève du pari, vu ses engagements commerciaux et ses contrats avec le gouvernement). Pour la Nasa, qui souhaite utiliser pou
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ESA plans Euro-Russian lunar exploration to go beyond Apollo 'gift shop visit' - SpaceNews.com

ESA plans Euro-Russian lunar exploration to go beyond Apollo 'gift shop visit' - SpaceNews.com | Space matters | Scoop.it
The European Space Agency’s penchant for a major lunar exploration program that would precede a full-scale exploration of Mars was fully in evidence on July 12 with the signing of a contract to put an ESA drill on Russia’s Luna-Resurs lunar lander.
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A new level of urgency for space-based solar power | The Space Review

A new level of urgency for space-based solar power | The Space Review | Space matters | Scoop.it

The US military has examined space-based solar power in the past, but has taken little action beyond studies. Nathan Kitzke argues that developing even small-scale systems could have benefits for both military operations and national leadership.


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Why This Former NASA Exec Is Building a Private Space Station

Why This Former NASA Exec Is Building a Private Space Station | Space matters | Scoop.it
With his new startup Axiom Space, Mike Suffredini has big plans for the future of space travel.
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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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