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What Happens When You Cook French Fries in Space

What Happens When You Cook French Fries in Space | Space matters | Scoop.it
Space is full of mysteries, but one in particular has been weighing on our minds lately: How's the food up there? We're taking a look at how space meals get made, the best astronaut food hacks, and the experiment that showed just where the best french fries in the galaxy would really be found.
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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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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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Space Is Cold, Vast, and Deadly. Humans Will Explore It Anyway

Space Is Cold, Vast, and Deadly. Humans Will Explore It Anyway | Space matters | Scoop.it
From space madness to crash landings, here's how we'll beat the 13 most difficult challenges to space exploration.
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Why Mars should be independent from Earth

Why Mars should be independent from Earth | Space matters | Scoop.it
If we build a colony on Mars, should its citizens be their own masters? Rose Eveleth considers the case for the Red Planet’s declaration of independence.
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Why the Future of Space is Brighter than Ever

Why the Future of Space is Brighter than Ever | Space matters | Scoop.it

You may think I'm biased when I say investments in innovation across the space industry are growing, but the proof is all around us.  

Growing by nearly 10 percent in just one year, the global space economy has reached a total of $330 billion worldwide, according to a 2015 Space Foundation report. Specifically, commercial space activities grew by 9.7 percent in 2014, while government investments in space saw a combined growth of 7.3 percent. And the part of space that's most visible to us -- rocket launch attempts -- also increased from 81 attempts in 2013 to 92 in 2014.

These are promising statistics, and we're seeing this growth in investment firsthand as we've witnessed some pretty incredible accomplishments throughout the industry over the past year.


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It is nice to see these stats. Commercial space travel will be here soon.

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Congress Wants NASA To Create A Deep Space Habitat By 2018

Congress Wants NASA To Create A Deep Space Habitat By 2018 | Space matters | Scoop.it
NASA may dream of sending humans to Mars in the coming decades, but the fact remains that nobody's really sure how we'll survive the journey or set up camp on the red planet.
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How to colonize Mars

How to colonize Mars | Space matters | Scoop.it
Ambitious plans to settle the red planet may conflict with international law. Sara Bruhns and Jacob Haqq-Misra suggest an alternative approach.
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Mars Astronauts: Don't Care Where, Just Don't Kill Us : DNews

Mars Astronauts: Don't Care Where, Just Don't Kill Us : DNews | Space matters | Scoop.it
When considering landing sites on Mars, NASA astronauts say they don’t care where they go -- just don't kill them.
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How asteroid mining can allow us to travel to space | Nina Hooper | TEDxHarvardCollege | YouTube

 

Imagine a world with ubiquitous, affordable space travel, where getting in a spaceship is no stranger than getting in an airplane. Harvard undergraduate Nina Hooper, an astrophysics student, shows how mining asteroids for platinum could be the way to make space travel cheap and accessible to civilians.

Nina Hooper is a Harvard College student from Melbourne, Australia studying astrophysics. She loves traveling and adventure and
is working towards what she believes is the ultimate adventure - going to space. She is also a private pilot, a songwriter and a major foodie. Nina intends to pursue a graduate degree in aerospace and astrospace engineering either in the US or UK.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx


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A superconducting shield to protect astronauts

A superconducting shield to protect astronauts | Space matters | Scoop.it
The CERN Superconductors team in the Technology department is involved in the European Space Radiation Superconducting Shield (SR2S) project, which aims to demonstrate the feasibility of using superconducting magnetic shielding technology to protect astronauts from cosmic radiation in the space environment. The material that will be used in the superconductor [...]
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Space Debris Could Trap Humans on Earth, Prevent Space Exploration

Space Debris Could Trap Humans on Earth, Prevent Space Exploration | Space matters | Scoop.it
As if traffic jams on earth weren't enough, humans have created traffic jams in space with satellites and pieces of satellites.
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SpaceX's Elon Musk wants to send humans to start colonizing Mars by 2025

SpaceX's Elon Musk wants to send humans to start colonizing Mars by 2025 | Space matters | Scoop.it
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said he will announce plans for a Mars-bound spacecraft later this year, with goals of sending humans to the Red Planet by 2025.
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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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This amazing sci-fi show reveals the biggest problem everyone ignores about space travel

This amazing sci-fi show reveals the biggest problem everyone ignores about space travel | Space matters | Scoop.it
It could make things pretty unpleasant.
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Europe Hits Snooze on Woerner's "The Moon Awakens" Push - SpaceNews.com

Europe Hits Snooze on Woerner's "The Moon Awakens" Push - SpaceNews.com | Space matters | Scoop.it
The European Space Agency's just-issued "The Moon Awakens" video lays out multiple arguments for lunar exploration, saying flatly: “Our next destination on this journey is the Moon.” But for now, Europe’s lunar exploration plan remains “all hat, no cattle.”
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US Space Act means moon mining will take a giant leap in 2016 (Wired UK)

US Space Act means moon mining will take a giant leap in 2016 (Wired UK) | Space matters | Scoop.it
After US passed the Space Act, space mining is going to happen
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Drones could be used to scope out habitable environments beneath Mars' surface - Redorbit

Drones could be used to scope out habitable environments beneath Mars' surface - Redorbit | Space matters | Scoop.it
Recently, amateur drone pilots have been using drones to survey epic snowfall or catastrophic floods, but a team from Carnegie Mellon University has plans to fly a drone in even more extreme situation: under the surface of Mars.
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We Could Be Living On The Moon In 10 Years Or Less

We Could Be Living On The Moon In 10 Years Or Less | Space matters | Scoop.it

"You are here to help humanity become a spacefaring species."

So said the opening line of a brochure for a workshop that took place in August 2014. It was a meeting of some of the greatest scientists and professionals in the space business and beyond, including gene editing maverick George Church and Peter Diamandis from the XPrize Foundation. The workshop's goal: to explore and develop low-cost options for building a human settlement on the moon.

"You are here to make this moonshot a reality," said the brochure.


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Chuck Black's curator insight, March 25, 5:33 PM
And it wouldn't actually be that expensive, thanks to robots, 3D printing and SpaceX.
Travis Cudney's curator insight, March 31, 2:09 PM
March 31 2016The United States of America is thinking about going to the moon and building a habitat that people can live in, why? Scientists say that we want to go to the moon because it will be practice for Mars, instead of going to Mars which is 9 months away why don't we practice in our own backyard (the moon) which is only a few days away. Other counties are thinking about going to the moon such as Russia China and Europe. The only problem is the amount of money it will cost, N.A.S.A seems to think that they have an unlimited budget for space exploration but it only has $19.3 billion, yes that seems like allot to you or me but it's peanuts in the space industry, the Apollo program alone cost $150 Billion. But disregarding the budget I think that living on the moon would be amazing and it is the logical thing to do before going to Mars.
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Comparing Fiction and Fact: An Astronaut Talks About Life on the Space Station

Comparing Fiction and Fact: An Astronaut Talks About Life on the Space Station | Space matters | Scoop.it
Is living in space like it's depicted in science fiction? Not really, as you'll hear from Sam Cristoforetti, who lived on the space station for six months.
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L’Islande retrouve un intérêt stratégique et militaire

L’Islande retrouve un intérêt stratégique et militaire | Space matters | Scoop.it
Ceux qui ont lu "Tempête rouge" de Tom Clancy le savent bien : l'Islande occupe une position stratégique dans le nord de l'Europe. D'où la formule du génér
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In space no one can hear you dream | The Space Review

In space no one can hear you dream | The Space Review | Space matters | Scoop.it

Space advocates have long desired a realistic portrayal of space settlement to build support for their cause. Dwayne Day says the TV series The Expanse may be the most realistic such show to date, but one that is hardly going to get viewers to embrace advocates’ space settlement vision.


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Objectif Lune pour l'Europe et la Chine

Objectif Lune pour l'Europe et la Chine | Space matters | Scoop.it
Après avoir été relativement délaissé, l'intérêt pour l'exploration de notre satellite a été relancé. La Chine et l'Europe sont les principaux moteurs de cette nouvelle ambition.
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