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60000 miles up: Space elevator could be built by 2035, says new study - ExtremeTech

60000 miles up: Space elevator could be built by 2035, says new study - ExtremeTech | AstroSpace | Scoop.it
ExtremeTech 60000 miles up: Space elevator could be built by 2035, says new study ExtremeTech This report lays out a number of technological impediments to a space elevator, but by far the most important is the tether itself; materials science has...
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How to make a sandwich in space - Yahoo! News (blog)

How to make a sandwich in space - Yahoo! News (blog) | AstroSpace | Scoop.it
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How to make a sandwich in space
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Most of us can handle assembling a simple sandwich. But most of us are not in space.
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3D Printing in Space: Jason Dunn at TEDxEmbryRiddle

Jason Dunn speaks about colonizing the space and additive manufacturing in space. He is the President and Co-Founder at Made in Space, Inc.

"My life purpose is to help colonize the space frontier, because I sincerely believe that the future of humanity relies on our ability to transition to a multi-planet species." - Jason Dunn

 

 


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Trajectory Browser

Trajectory Browser | AstroSpace | Scoop.it
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Welcome to the Trajectory Browser website hosted at the NASA Ames Research Center. We provide a search engine, visualizer and mission summaries for designing trajectories to planets and small-bodies. 

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Cislunar transportation: the space trucking system | The Space Review

Cislunar transportation: the space trucking system | The Space Review | AstroSpace | Scoop.it

Many people wonder what all the fuss is all about when they keep hearing the phrase “cislunar architecture.” Many of us are using the phrase to refer to what is essentially a space trucking system, with the equivalent of truck stops and cargo loading yards (freight terminals). Lets use the trucking analogy to explain what we are talking about.


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Russia to Launch Lunar Mission in 2015

Russia to Launch Lunar Mission in 2015 | AstroSpace | Scoop.it
Moscow (RIA Novosti) Jan 17, 2013
Russia will launch a robotic lunar station in 2015, Federal Space Agency Roscosmos chief Vladimir Popovkin said on Tuesday.
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Russia Launches $70 Bln Space Program for 2013-2020

Russia Launches $70 Bln Space Program for 2013-2020 | AstroSpace | Scoop.it
Moscow (RIA Novosti) Dec 28, 2012
Russia will spend 2.1 trillion rubles (about $70 billion) under a state program for the development of the national space industry in 2013-2020, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday.
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Become a Student Ambassador for UNAWE | UNAWE

Become a Student Ambassador for UNAWE | UNAWE | AstroSpace | Scoop.it
Universe Awareness: inspiring every child with our wonderful cosmos.
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How to track down a piece of Canadian space history still in the sky

How to track down a piece of Canadian space history still in the sky | AstroSpace | Scoop.it

It’s amazing what you see overhead sometimes. Go out on any clear night, and watch the sky within about an hour of dawn or dusk.

 

Chances are, you’ll see one or more moving “stars” that fail to blink like an aircraft. These are actually satellites, mostly in low Earth orbit, and NORAD currently tracks thousands of objects ranging from the International Space Station to spent boosters, hardware and debris. We’ve written about the mounting hazards and proposals to mitigate such space trash before; but with a little skill you might just be able to spy a little piece of history passing overhead.

 

On September 29th, 1962, Canada became the 3rd country behind the USSR and the USA to construct a satellite and send it in to orbit around the earth...

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How to track down a piece of Canadian space history still in the sky

How to track down a piece of Canadian space history still in the sky | AstroSpace | Scoop.it

It’s amazing what you see overhead sometimes. Go out on any clear night, and watch the sky within about an hour of dawn or dusk.

 

Chances are, you’ll see one or more moving “stars” that fail to blink like an aircraft. These are actually satellites, mostly in low Earth orbit, and NORAD currently tracks thousands of objects ranging from the International Space Station to spent boosters, hardware and debris. We’ve written about the mounting hazards and proposals to mitigate such space trash before; but with a little skill you might just be able to spy a little piece of history passing overhead.

 

On September 29th, 1962, Canada became the 3rd country behind the USSR and the USA to construct a satellite and send it in to orbit around the earth...

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Astronaut Karen Nyberg talks being a mom in space - CBS News

Astronaut Karen Nyberg talks being a mom in space - CBS News | AstroSpace | Scoop.it
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"You know, the first astronaut class many years ago, they selected all test pilots -- and there weren't any women test pilots at the time.
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Flight To Success: Women Of Aviation

Flight To Success: Women Of Aviation | AstroSpace | Scoop.it
Type rated on A330, B747-400, B747, B757, B767, B737, B727. International Airline Pilot / Author / Speaker. Dedicated to giving the gift of wings to anyone following their dreams. Supporting Aviation Safety through training, ...
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World's first 3D-printed car will move from 3D printer to road soon

World's first 3D-printed car will move from 3D printer to road soon | AstroSpace | Scoop.it

An engineer named Jim Kor is printing, as in building, a car. The Winnipeg, Manitoba, car visionary is responsible for the Urbee 2, being readied for the road, intended eventually as an about-town car, with three wheels, and built for two passengers. It looks like a big, shiny red bug cruising down the road. Interest grows in its means of production and implications for car manufacturing in the future.

If printing cars develop, conventional manufacturing plants might operate aside very small "cottage" plants deploying lights-out manufacturing. Kor's company, Kor Ecologic, is responsible for the Urbee 2, described as strong as steel yet lightweight. (The motto for the company is "Reasonable Design.") By using 3-D printing, there is a special focus on lightness but strength; he is creating large pieces with varied thicknesses. The Urbee's car body will be assembled from about 50 separate parts. The team's practice is to take small part from a big car and make them into single large pieces. The less pieces, the less car weight. The lighter the car, the more miles per gallon. The less spaces between parts and the Urbee becomes the more aerodynamic. The teardrop-shaped car has a curb weight of 1,200 pounds. The bumper, which is made in two pieces, required 300 hours to finish. The entire car takes about 2,500 hours.

The printing process to make the car is called Fused Deposition Modeling. (FDM), where one lays down thin layers (0.04 mm) of melted plastic filament. The FDM approach enables tight control by the designer, who is able to add thickness and rigidity to special sections. Kor likes to compare the fender of a future Urbee with a bird bone. As shown in a cross section of a bird bone, he said there is bone only where the bird needs strength, and the FDM process can replicate a bird bone.

 

Kor has been printing the body pieces at RedEye, a business unit of Stratasys, which uses 3-D printers to produce on-demand parts and prototypes. Kor Ecologic has drawn up specific design ideals that are applied to the Urbee car project..A few of them are highlighted here. "Use the least amount of energy possible for every kilometer traveled. Cause as little pollution as possible during manufacturing, operation and recycling of the car. Use materials available as close as possible to where the car is built. Use materials that can be recycled again and again….

 

Be simple to understand, build, and repair. Be as safe as possible to drive. Be affordable." Kor does not have a high-priced toy in mind but rather an economy car. He has received orders for 14 cars. Most of the orders are from those involved in designing the car. Kor is presently planning to make one car and to drive it, when it is ready, with a partner, from San Francisco to New York City. They hope to do it on ten gallons of gas; Kor would prefer to use pure ethanol. They will try to prove without argument that they did the drive with existing traffic.


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Russia to send woman to space in 2014

Russia to send woman to space in 2014 | AstroSpace | Scoop.it
Moscow (AFP) March 06, 2013 - Russia will send a female cosmonaut into space for the first time in two decades next year, an official at the space training centre said Wednesday.
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Russia will send a female cosmonaut into space for the first time in two decades next year, an official at the space training centre said.

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Billionaire space entrepreneur wants vegetarian-only colony on Mars - RT

Billionaire space entrepreneur wants vegetarian-only colony on Mars - RT | AstroSpace | Scoop.it
RT Billionaire space entrepreneur wants vegetarian-only colony on Mars RT A US billionaire and co-founder of PayPal, Elon Musk, has made plans to build a settlement for 80,000 people on Mars when technology makes it possible for man to live there –...
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Student & Parent Registration ~ Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge

Student & Parent Registration ~ Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge | AstroSpace | Scoop.it
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MyScience - Amount of vegetation indicates a city’s carbon dioxide emissions

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New Crew Headed to the International Space Station

New Crew Headed to the International Space Station | AstroSpace | Scoop.it
NASA astronaut Kevin Ford and Russian cosmonauts Evgeny Tarelkin and Oleg Novitskiy launched aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket on their mission to the International Space Station at 5:51 a.m. CDT Tuesday (4:51 p.m.
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