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Un Vauclusien veut envoyer des truffes dans l'espace | La Provence

Un Vauclusien veut envoyer des truffes dans l'espace | La Provence | Space matters | Scoop.it
Débouté par la NASA, Jean-Jacques Bersoult attend donc les avis de l'Agence spatiale européenne sur ses nouvelles recettes. Il est aussi en rapport direct avec "l'expérience mars 500". "Je suis cité sur leur site", note-t-il et, même si les sollicitations auprès des pouvoirs publics ne devaient pas aboutir, il garde un autre espoir. "J'ai également contacté deux sociétés innovatrices dans le domaine de l'espace, Spacex et Excalibur. Le secteur privé est de plus en plus intéressé par les voyages spatiaux" à l'image du milliardaire anglais Sir Richard Branson, créateur de Virgin, très branché dans le "tourisme sidéral".
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Multimillionaire's private space ship 'can land on Mars' • The Register

Multimillionaire's private space ship 'can land on Mars' • The Register | Space matters | Scoop.it
Musk's plans regarding a Mars settlement shouldn't be too much laughed at.
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SpaceX Aims to Put Man on Mars in 10-20 Years : Discovery News

SpaceX Aims to Put Man on Mars in 10-20 Years : Discovery News | Space matters | Scoop.it
Elon Musk has announced a time-scale for his company's planetary exploration goals.
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Des hommes sur mars : quand, comment, pourquoi ?

Des hommes sur mars : quand, comment, pourquoi ? | Space matters | Scoop.it
D'après Ben Donahue de chez Boeing Advanced Systems, la meilleure date pour partir pour Mars serait le 9 octobre 2033. Notez-le bien sur vos calendriers !
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Pluton : atmosphère taille XL pour planète XS

Pluton : atmosphère taille XL pour planète XS | Space matters | Scoop.it
L'atmosphère de la planète naine monte à plusieurs milliers de km d'altitude. Elle est également saturée en monoxide de carbone.
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Saturday Morning in Space « FRAGILE OASIS

Saturday Morning in Space « FRAGILE OASIS | Space matters | Scoop.it
Le récit d'une semaine passée dans la Station Spatiale Internationale, par Ron Garan, astronaute
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To Find Intelligent ETs, First Look for Signs of Mining in Distant Asteroid Belts | Popular Science

To Find Intelligent ETs, First Look for Signs of Mining in Distant Asteroid Belts | Popular Science | Space matters | Scoop.it
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Why Is It So Hard to Travel to Mars? | Future NASA Space Exploration & Red Planet | Space.com

Why Is It So Hard to Travel to Mars? | Future NASA Space Exploration & Red Planet | Space.com | Space matters | Scoop.it
The list of technical difficulties is impressive. However, we may already know enough about Mars to successfully land a crewed vehicle on the planet.
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BBC - Spaceman: Visions of space separated by 22 miles

BBC - Spaceman: Visions of space separated by 22 miles | Space matters | Scoop.it
Un regard envieux - et britannique - sur les 500 millions alloués dans le cadre du "Grand emprunt" au secteur spatial français. Le côté triste : le journaliste voit les choses sous l'angle de la concurrence franco-britannique alors que l'espace est avant tout (ou devrait être) une affaire européenne.
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Big Test Looms for British Space Plane Concept | Space Planes & Hypersonic Aircraft | Private Spaceflight & Human Spaceflight | Space.com

Big Test Looms for British Space Plane Concept | Space Planes & Hypersonic Aircraft | Private Spaceflight & Human Spaceflight | Space.com | Space matters | Scoop.it
A huge, unmanned British space plane is on pace to start launching payloads into Earth orbit in less than a decade. But first it must pass a critical technology test in June.
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Chinese Official Urges US Chinese Space Cooperation | SpaceNews.com

Chinese Official Urges US Chinese Space Cooperation | SpaceNews.com | Space matters | Scoop.it
La Chine insiste notamment sur une coopération en matière de vol habité.
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Video : The Skylon Space Plane | Space.com

An animation of the Skylon space plane concept vehicle flying a mission to Earth orbit and back.
Credit: Reaction Engines Ltd.
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SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket: Shortcut to Mars? : Discovery News

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket: Shortcut to Mars? : Discovery News | Space matters | Scoop.it
By Irene Klotz.

"The holy grail in planetary science is to return samples of soil and rock from Mars. This is the best chance, with today's technologies, to discover if life exists elsewhere in the solar system. Mission costs, however, have been prohibitive.

That might be about to change."
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Dramatic Video Shows How New Mars Rover Will Land Using a Sky Crane | Popular Science

Dramatic Video Shows How New Mars Rover Will Land Using a Sky Crane | Popular Science | Space matters | Scoop.it
Wait... No bouncing beach ball this time ?
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Senior Indian Researcher Backs Joint US-India Development of Space Solar Power | Commercial Space Watch

Senior Indian Researcher Backs Joint US-India Development of Space Solar Power | Commercial Space Watch | Space matters | Scoop.it
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Vega completes mechanical system tests

Vega completes mechanical system tests | Space matters | Scoop.it
Europe’s new Vega small launcher has taken the next step towards its maiden flight later this year with completion of mechanical testing of a full-scale mock-up at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.
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SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket: Shortcut to Mars? : Discovery News

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket: Shortcut to Mars? : Discovery News | Space matters | Scoop.it
NASA is partnering with the European Space Agency (ESA) on a three-step mission to return rock and soil samples from Mars to Earth. Scheduled for a 2013 maiden flight, the new SpaceX rocket could make this Mars sample return mission a reality.
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US Europe Plan Single rover Mars Mission for 2018 | SpaceNews.com

US Europe Plan Single rover Mars Mission for 2018 | SpaceNews.com | Space matters | Scoop.it
Au lieu d'envoyer chacun leur robot, la NASA et l'ESA envisagent de poser un seul rover sur Mars.
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Human operations beyond LEO by the end of the decade: An affordable near-term stepping stone

Human operations beyond LEO by the end of the decade: An affordable near-term stepping stone | Space matters | Scoop.it
The Space Review: A long-duration expandable habitation system as described here and designed for launch and outfitting via Delta 4 Heavy vehicles within a decade. It is shown deployed at an Earth-Moon L1,2 venue to support human exploration activities. (credit: John Frassanito & Associates and the Future In-Space Operations (FISO) working group.)
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The Space Review: Picking sides in cislunar space

Lagrange points around the Moon may be not so sexy destinations. Yet, they are the key to a sustainable human presence in cislunar space & beyond.
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Water-Powered Spaceship Could Make Spaceflight Cheaper | Space Travel and Exploration | Spaceship Concepts | Space.com

Water-Powered Spaceship Could Make Spaceflight Cheaper | Space Travel and Exploration | Spaceship Concepts | Space.com | Space matters | Scoop.it
Par Mike Wall, SPACE.com Senior Writer.

Des vaisseaux spatiaux propulsés à l'eau pourraient ouvrir les portes du système solaire à l'exploration en réduisant drastiquement le coût des vols.

Dessin par Robert Becker (www.robertbecker.com)
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The Race for Space Solar Energy

The Race for Space Solar Energy | Space matters | Scoop.it
Dans cet article, William John Cox plaide pour l'établissement d'une énergie solaire spatiale, la seule source d'énergie à même de résoudre à la fois la crise énergétique planétaire et le problème posé par les émissions de gaz à effet de serre. Les Japonais, qui ont quelques soucis actuellement dans le domaine du nucléaire, sont bizarrement parmi les plus avancés sur le coup...
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Drugs lose effectiveness in space

Drugs lose effectiveness in space | Space matters | Scoop.it
By James Gallagher Health reporter, BBC News

"Astronauts on long space missions may not be able to take paracetamol to treat a headache or antibiotics to fight infection, a study has found."
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Astronauts-to-Asteroid Mission: Pick the Right Space Rock | Asteroids& Comets | NASA Deep Space Mission, Asteroid Missions | Space.com

Astronauts-to-Asteroid Mission: Pick the Right Space Rock | Asteroids& Comets | NASA Deep Space Mission, Asteroid Missions | Space.com | Space matters | Scoop.it
Envoyer des astronautes sur un astéroïde ? Ok, mais lequel ?
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