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Russia is planning to put a man on the Moon by 2020

Russia is planning to put a man on the Moon by 2020 | Space matters | Scoop.it
Russia is planning to put a man on the Moon, and anyone can apply to join the crew. The Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos, may have suffered some humiliating setbacks in recent months, but it’s hitting back by aiming even higher.
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Russia to try again for Phobos-Grunt?

Russia to try again for Phobos-Grunt? | Space matters | Scoop.it
Russia says 'eisho odin ras'* for its Mars moon lander mission, according to Roscomos chief Vladimir Popovkin.
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NASA launches Facebook game for space nerds - Register

NASA launches Facebook game for space nerds - Register | Space matters | Scoop.it
ForbesNASA launches Facebook game for space nerdsRegisterBy Team Register • Get more from this author NASA has created its first ever multiplayer online game, Space Race Blastoff - and it's now available on Facebook.

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Expensive NASA rocket draws skepticism

Depending on one's perspective, it's either the best of times or worst of times for NASA's human spaceflight program.

 

Citing gains made in 2011, agency Administrator Charles Bolden said the new year "truly marks the beginning of a new era in the human exploration of our solar system."

 

Contrast that with Paul Spudis, a scientist at Houston's Lunar and Planetary Institute, who described NASA's just-completed 2011 as an "annus horribilis."

 

At issue is whether, by choosing to build an expensive new rocket over the next decade, NASA is laying the groundwork for human exploration beyond the moon, or laying a gravestone for American human spaceflight.


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FYI: What Happens if I Put Rocket Fuel in My Gas Tank?

FYI: What Happens if I Put Rocket Fuel in My Gas Tank? | Space matters | Scoop.it

If your car is a diesel, it will run. (...) But keeping hydrogen liquid requires maintaining it at a temperature below about –432°F. (...) RP-1 would work even better.

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We need a permanent Moonbase

We need a permanent Moonbase | Space matters | Scoop.it

Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has promised us a permanent Moon base by 2020. Many people have been calling Newt's vow a publicity stunt, while others have chimed in by attacking the idea of a lunar base in and of itself, with assertions like "real scientists know [a Moon base] is fantasy."

 

We won't speak to Newt's political maneuverings, but we're sure as hell not going to sit idly by while people bash the feasibility or scientific potential of a lunar settlement. In fact, we've got 185 reasons we should set a course straight away.


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Putting an airplane on a distant moon

Putting an airplane on a distant moon | Space matters | Scoop.it
(PhysOrg.com) -- In addition to its rivers, oceans, mountains, sand dunes and winds, Saturn’s moon Titan may someday share another similarity with Earth: airplanes.
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Russia wants manned base on moon

"Russia's Space Agency's announced ambitious plans to step up exploration of the Moon and has even called for the creation of a permanent base there."


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Most important scientific study ever: What about farting astronauts?

Most important scientific study ever: What about farting astronauts? | Space matters | Scoop.it
Humans produce two flammable gases: hydrogen and methane. Flammable gases accumulate in an enclosed space and can ignite. Astronauts are humans who spend lots of time in enclosed space.
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Espace: Washington se joint à l'Europe pour élaborer un code de conduite

Espace: Washington se joint à l'Europe pour élaborer un code de conduite...

 

Il cible les débris orbitaux et "les acteurs irresponsables". La Chine, qui avait détruit un satellite en 2007, doit se sentir visée.

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Thinking big in space

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AS A small boy Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, dreamed of going into space. He even tried to launch the hollow aluminium arm of a chair, stuffed with propellant, into orbit. It didn't work out. But his latest adventure in space travel - a joint venture with Burt Rutan, a famous designer of aeroplanes - looks more promising. Earlier this month, the two of them said they will build an air-launched orbital delivery system. To do this, Paul Allen’s company Stratolaunch Systems will have to build the world’s largest aeroplane.


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Soaring on Titan: Drone Airplane Could Scout Saturn's Moon

Soaring on Titan: Drone Airplane Could Scout Saturn's Moon | Space matters | Scoop.it
A robotic airplane similar to the U.S. military's battlefield drones could help scientists explore the surface of Saturn's moon Titan by flying below the atmospheric haze that blocks the view of space orbiters.
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La Lune est-elle à la portée des entrepreneurs ?

La Lune est-elle à la portée des entrepreneurs ? | Space matters | Scoop.it
Ouvrir une pizzeria sur la Lune, en exploiter les ressources, y aller à bord d'une navette spatiale: des opportunités dont la faisabilité scientifique et économique est encore incertaine.
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SpaceX Test Fires Awesome New Rocket

SpaceX Test Fires Awesome New Rocket | Space matters | Scoop.it
The private spaceflight company has test fired a new rocket that will be used to rescue launching astronauts during an emergency.
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Eric Anderson: Update on lunar circumnavigation mission

Eric Anderson: Update on lunar circumnavigation mission | Space matters | Scoop.it

Space Adventures' Eric Anderson discusses the company's plans for the first privately funded space mission to circumnavigate the moon, and its implications.

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Report: Orion test flight pushed back to 2014, manned flight until 2021

Report: Orion test flight pushed back to 2014, manned flight until 2021 | Space matters | Scoop.it
Even something as exhaustively planned as the test-flight of the Orion spacecraft isn't immune to a slipping timeline.
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Manned "Cloudbase" in Venus Atmosphere

Manned "Cloudbase" in Venus Atmosphere | Space matters | Scoop.it

In this high the Venus atmosphere has the same pressure as on Earth and is composed mainly of carbon dioxide. An aerostat filled with Air (Oxygen-Nitrogen mixture) has here 60 % of the lifting power that helium has on Earth.

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Private Spacecrafts Are Your Transportation, Your Scientists, And Your Real Estate Brokers

Private Spacecrafts Are Your Transportation, Your Scientists, And Your Real Estate Brokers | Space matters | Scoop.it

Private companies are leading the way in Space Exploration, an illustration from @FastCompany 

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Dream Chaser making impressive progress ahead of CCDev-3 | NASASpaceFlight.com

Dream Chaser making impressive progress ahead of CCDev-3 | NASASpaceFlight.com | Space matters | Scoop.it

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) have provided a positive overview on their progress in readying their Dream Chaser spacecraft for commercial crew operations in 2016. A fan favorite – due to its baby shuttle orbiter appearance – Dream Chaser has been paired with the highly reliable Atlas V launch vehicle as part of their Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) aspirations.

 

Dream Chaser – which is a reusable lifting body vehicle based on the form of NASA Langley’s HL-20 spaceplane concept from the 1980s – can land on a conventional runway, unlike all of its capsule-based competitors, as much as SpaceX are looking into a rocket assisted landing on land for their Dragon capsule.


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Gingrich promises to build a US moon colony

Gingrich promises to build a US moon colony | Space matters | Scoop.it
Video on msnbc.com: Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why the Newt Gingrich vision for space is too grand of an idea.
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Russia's space programs fully financed until 2016

Russia's space programs fully financed until 2016 | Space matters | Scoop.it

Russian government approves new moon and Venus missions by 2016... and will retry PhobosGrunt mission !

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Can suits that simulate cat purring keep astronauts healthy?

Can suits that simulate cat purring keep astronauts healthy? | Space matters | Scoop.it
Is a little-known property of cat purrs the key to keeping astronauts healthy during long trips in space? Judge for yourself! Purring is one of the least objectionable sounds a cat can make.
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Ready, Set, Hold: SpaceX Not Ready to Fly

Ready, Set, Hold: SpaceX Not Ready to Fly | Space matters | Scoop.it

Space Exploration Technologies' historic mission to the International Space Station (ISS) isn't quite ready for prime time, the company, which is owned and operated by internet entrepreneur Elon Musk, said this week.

 

So the launch dress rehearsal, scheduled for this week, as well as the launch itself, targeted for Feb. 7, are both on hold, pending the resolution of several unidentified technical issues, spokeswoman Kirstin Brost Grantham tells Discovery News.


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Stratolaunch Systems Space Aircraft Brings Paying Passengers Into Orbit With 6 Boeing 747 Engines

http://AviationExplorer.com - A giant airplane that can launch a rocket carrying cargo and humans into orbit is the future of space travel, billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen said.

 

The first test flight of the ambitious venture by Allen's new company Stratolaunch Systems is not scheduled until 2015, but partners in the project vowed it would revolutionize orbital travel in the post-space shuttle era.


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Hell on Earth: NASA’s Toxic Venus Test Chamber

Hell on Earth: NASA’s Toxic Venus Test Chamber | Space matters | Scoop.it

The hellish conditions should emulate the surface of Venus (above), a planet baked of its water and suffocated by greenhouse gases. “Venus used to be like Earth. There’s a lot of lessons for us to learn from it,” said NASA Glenn engineer Rodger Dyson, leader of the Extreme Environment Test Chamber.

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