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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 Joins Aerospace Elites to Test New Engines

SpaceX Joins Aerospace Elites to Test New Engines | Space matters | Scoop.it
SpaceX is upgrading its engines. A month after the company's historic trip to the International Space Station, SpaceX says a new and improve...
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China to send foreign astronauts to space with its spacecraft someday

China to send foreign astronauts to space with its spacecraft someday | Space matters | Scoop.it
Beijing (XNA) Jun 26, 2012 - It is believed that China will be able to train foreign astronauts with its own space technology and send them to space by Shenzhou spacecraft someday, the spokeswoman of China's manned space progra...

 

Read : any foreign astronaut but US ones...

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Extraterrestrial Mining Could Reap Riches & Spur Exploration

Extraterrestrial Mining Could Reap Riches & Spur Exploration | Space matters | Scoop.it
But starting up the off-Earth economy won't happen overnight.

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Air Force's Secret X-37B Space Plane Lands in Calif. After Mystery Mission

Air Force's Secret X-37B Space Plane Lands in Calif. After Mystery Mission | Space matters | Scoop.it
The X-37B spacecraft spent more than 15 months in space on a classified mission.
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Titan’s Lakes and the Drive to Explore

What is it that makes us want the stars? Surely there are philosophical reasons that push us into the universe, and in his book Quest: The Essence of Humanity (2004), Charles Pasternak delves into ‘questing’ as a drive embedded in the species.
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Lichen survives in space: Could it colonize planets by hitching rides on asteroids?

Lichen survives in space: Could it colonize planets by hitching rides on asteroids? | Space matters | Scoop.it

You can freeze it, thaw it, vacuum dry it and expose it to radiation but still life survives.

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Commercial Moon explorer takes next giant leap (Wired UK)

Commercial Moon explorer takes next giant leap (Wired UK) | Space matters | Scoop.it
Moon Express Inc, a company set up to explore and mine the Moon for precious resources, has acquired Next Giant Leap to advance its plans to be the first company to land a spacecraft on Earth's natural satellite...
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X Prize Team Phoenicia Shows Off At Maker Faire, Plans Moon Launch By 2015

X Prize Team Phoenicia Shows Off At Maker Faire, Plans Moon Launch By 2015 | Space matters | Scoop.it
Everyone has a dream, and Team Phoenicia's dream is to put a rover on the moon and do it in class by building rocket engines for funding. Check out what they brought to last weekend's Maker Faire.
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U.S. pushes for more global cooperation in space

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States wants more global cooperation in space including joint war games and combined operations with allies, and is pushing for data-sharing deals with France, Japan and...
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A small step for a man. A giant leap for Camping

In May 2012, while the world's eyes were on the Space X Dragon launch, another piece of history was made. In the Scottish Highlands...

 

A small step for a man. A giant leap for Camping

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L'exploration spatiale, source de puissance économique pour le secteur privé français et européen - Portail de l'Intelligence économique

La France est la première puissance spatiale européenne. Son industrie spatiale représente 50 % du chiffre d'affaires européen et 40 % des emplois. Elle est en outre, le premier contributeur de l'Agence spatiale européenne avec plus de 750 millions d'euros par an. Avec Astrium et Thales Alenia Space, deux leaders du secteur sont présents sur son territoire.
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SpaceX Designates Next Four Spaceflight Milestones

SpaceX Designates Next Four Spaceflight Milestones | Space matters | Scoop.it

Having completed a successful International Space Station (ISS) supply demonstration mission, SpaceX (News - Alert) is not resting on its laurels. It has announced four spaceflight milestones on a roadmap that ultimately leads to regularly scheduled manned flights to Mars, each one contributing to a larger and more flexible infrastructure.


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China Space Race Will Not Be With NASA, But With SpaceX

China Space Race Will Not Be With NASA, But With SpaceX | Space matters | Scoop.it

This weekend, China became the third country in history to have a space base in orbit. Some say this means almost nothing for the U.S., while others insist it's time we start training our Space Marines for Operation Enduring Lunar Freedom. In reality, the implications of China's move could be a much cooler third option: a new space race between the Chinese government and U.S. startups.

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NASA details Curiosity's Mars landing in 'Seven Minutes of Terror' video

NASA details Curiosity's Mars landing in 'Seven Minutes of Terror' video | Space matters | Scoop.it

After years of development and billions of dollars in investment, the fate of NASA's Mars Rover Curiosity will ultimately hinge upon just a few minutes — seven, to be exact. That's the amount of time it will take for Curiosity to make the voyage from Mars' atmosphere to the planet's surface, and according to NASA, it's bound to be fraught with tension.

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Can the Dutch do reality TV in space?

Can the Dutch do reality TV in space? | Space matters | Scoop.it
A Dutch entrepreneur is on a mission to send a bold gang of explorers - aka reality show contestants - to Mars.
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The Asteroid Belt Explained: Space Rocks by the Millions (Infographic)

The Asteroid Belt Explained: Space Rocks by the Millions (Infographic) | Space matters | Scoop.it
In the coming years, commercial space ventures hope to send robot space probes to mine valuable material from the asteroids.
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La Chine en route vers la conquête spatiale

La Chine en route vers la conquête spatiale | Space matters | Scoop.it
La Chine a réussi dimanche son premier amarrage en mode manuel entre deux vaisseaux en orbite autour de la Terre, une étape importante pour son programme spatial qui vise la réalisation d'une station orbitale habitée de façon permanente à l'horizon...
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DT Debates: Should humans go to Mars?

DT Debates: Should humans go to Mars? | Space matters | Scoop.it
This week, writers Molly McHugh and Andrew Couts battle it out over whether or not humans belong on Mars.

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New York startup pitches commercial spacesuit on Kickstarter (Wired UK)

New York startup pitches commercial spacesuit on Kickstarter (Wired UK) | Space matters | Scoop.it
A New York costume designer and a Russian spacesuit engineer have turned to Kickstarter, to help fund a budget astronaut outfit for the burgeoning commercial space industry...
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Brit firm offers trips to the Moon... for £100million

Brit firm offers trips to the Moon... for £100million | Space matters | Scoop.it
ISLE of Man-based firm plans to take humans to the Moon for the first time since 1972...
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What would your voice sound like on Venus?

What would your voice sound like on Venus? | Space matters | Scoop.it
Let's imagine that you and a friend could converse on the planet Venus — without having to worry about the lack of oxygen, crushing pressure, and beyond boiling temperatures.
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NASA's Mars Forum

NASA's Mars Forum | Space matters | Scoop.it

"NASA wants to hear from you! Join the conversation about the future of Mars exploration."

 

A Crowdsourced Feedback Community hosted by IdeaScale.com...

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How to bake bread in space

How to bake bread in space | Space matters | Scoop.it
Sixteen-year old “citizen scientist” Sam Wilkinson has developed a way to bake fresh bread during long space voyages.
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Miles O'Brien | Journalist

Miles O'Brien | Journalist | Space matters | Scoop.it

"Elon Musk and SpaceX are on a roll. I am glad to see it, but it is worth remembering how risky the space business is. As they say in the financial services industry, “past performance is not a guarantee of future results.” In any case, Musk’s critics owe him something more than silence. He and his team have proven an awful lot with this stunningly successful vanguard run to the ISS.

Perhaps his detractors might want to take a moment to visit the SpaceX factory in Hawthorne, California. It is a hop and a skip from LAX. It is an impressive place.

 

That is where I met Mr. Musk and interviewed him in January for my PBS NewsHour story on SpaceX that aired in April.

 

Below is a transcript of the interview. There is no doubt Musk thinks big. But more importantly, he takes action on his bold dreams. We talked about his vertical manufacturing philosophy, his plans for manned flight, the political battle he and other commercial space companies have endured, and his goal to homestead Mars."

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