New Space
20.8K views | +1 today
Follow
 
Scooped by Allen Taylor
onto New Space
Scoop.it!

MIT Biosuit is a non-bulky spacesuit that is more like a diving wetsuit for space and the basis for a soft exoskeleton for people with cerebral palsy

The Biosuit is pressurized close to the skin--an advance made possible by tension lines on the suit (those are the Spiderman lines) that don't break when an astronaut bends their arms or knees.
Allen Taylor's insight:

A lighter, less bulky, form-fitting space suit will make operations is space much less taxing, and may even have applications here on Earth.

more...
No comment yet.
New Space
Commercial Space Businesses
Curated by Allen Taylor
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Allen Taylor
Scoop.it!

Andrew Lloyd Webber songs to be performed live on Virgin Galactic flight

Andrew Lloyd Webber songs to be performed live on Virgin Galactic flight | New Space | Scoop.it
Andrew Lloyd Webber songs are to be performed live in space when he helps to launch Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic flight this year
Allen Taylor's insight:
Musical theater in space, featuring the songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Performers will get a free ride, but they will work for it. Chris Hadfield showed that weightlessness does not hamper singing, but what will it be like to dance while weightless?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Allen Taylor
Scoop.it!

The Space Review: Reviews: Rocket Billionaires and The Space Barons

The Space Review: Reviews: Rocket Billionaires and The Space Barons | New Space | Scoop.it
Two books published simultaneously last week examine the roles that Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk have played in the commercial space industry. Jeff Foust reviews both books and finds they contain insights that will be of interest to both industry insiders and newcomers alike.
Allen Taylor's insight:
Two new books for New Space readers.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Allen Taylor
Scoop.it!

FCC Approves SpaceX Constellation, Denies Waiver for Easier Deployment Deadline

FCC Approves SpaceX Constellation, Denies Waiver for Easier Deployment Deadline | New Space | Scoop.it
U.S. telecom regulators the evening of March 29 accepted SpaceX’s application to reach U.S customers with a megaconstellation of 4,425 broadband satellites.
Allen Taylor's insight:
SpaceX gains approval for 4,425 broadband satellite constellation. This will take a lot of effort, in addition to BFR, Commercial Crew, Falcon Heavy certification, and Falcon 9 Block 5 entry into service.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Allen Taylor
Scoop.it!

Update on NASA’s Commercial Crew Program – Parabolic Arc

Update on NASA’s Commercial Crew Program – Parabolic Arc | New Space | Scoop.it
Commercial Crew Program Manager Kathy Lueders gave an update to the NASA Advisory Council on Monday. SpaceX is making progress on its Dragon 2
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Allen Taylor
Scoop.it!

NASA Announces Senior Leadership Changes to Refocus Launch Readiness Efforts for Webb Telescope

NASA Announces Senior Leadership Changes to Refocus Launch Readiness Efforts for Webb Telescope - SpaceRef
Allen Taylor's insight:
James Webb management team reshuffled in response to schedule delays.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Allen Taylor
Scoop.it!

NASA chief explains why agency won’t buy a bunch of Falcon Heavy rockets

NASA chief explains why agency won’t buy a bunch of Falcon Heavy rockets | New Space | Scoop.it
“It’s going to be large-volume, monolithic pieces that are going to require an SLS.”
Allen Taylor's insight:
NASA manager defends SLS in the face of irrefutable logic that there is no credible mission it could perform, that much cheaper commercial rockets could do with multiple launches. The first version to be available will have only slightly more lift capacity than a Falcon Heavy, but is costing taxpayers many times more.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Allen Taylor
Scoop.it!

Air-Breathing Electric Thruster Paves Way for Never-Ending Space Missions at Earth and Mars

Air-Breathing Electric Thruster Paves Way for Never-Ending Space Missions at Earth and Mars | New Space | Scoop.it
For the first time, the European Space Agency has tested a novel air-breathing electric thruster that could allow near-Earth orbiting satellites to stay in space almost indefinitely.
Allen Taylor's insight:
This completely passive thruster could enable satellites to stay in low, atmosphere-skirting orbits indefinitely. This would reduce the need for constantly replacing satellites that have fallen out of orbit. That could reduce the need for launch services.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Allen Taylor
Scoop.it!

ESA’s Next Science Mission to Focus on Nature of Exoplanets – Parabolic Arc

ESA’s Next Science Mission to Focus on Nature of Exoplanets – Parabolic Arc | New Space | Scoop.it
PARIS (ESA PR) — The nature of planets orbiting stars in other systems will be the focus for ESA’s fourth medium-class science mission, to
Allen Taylor's insight:
European mission will characterize exoplanets.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Allen Taylor
Scoop.it!

Omnibus Spending Bill Includes $20.7 Billion for NASA – Parabolic Arc

Omnibus Spending Bill Includes $20.7 Billion for NASA – Parabolic Arc | New Space | Scoop.it
by Douglas Messier Managing Editor Well, now that spring has arrived, it’s time for Congress to get around to passing the 2018 budget that
Allen Taylor's insight:
NASA set to receive funding for a full range of activities.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Allen Taylor
Scoop.it!

Alien satellites might offer a new way to find E.T.

Alien satellites might offer a new way to find E.T. | New Space | Scoop.it
Astronomer Hector Socas-Navarro argues in an SETI paper that we might look for alien societies in space by searching for artificial satellites around planets.
Allen Taylor's insight:
A new idea for detecting technological aliens on exoplanets, comb our data for the orbital debris orbiting their planet.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Allen Taylor
Scoop.it!

With a spacecraft in trouble and the White House watching, SpaceX had to deliver

With a spacecraft in trouble and the White House watching, SpaceX had to deliver | New Space | Scoop.it
Elon Musk had become the face of a new policy to kick-start the U.S. space program. Now the brash Silicon Valley tech billionaire had to deliver.
Allen Taylor's insight:
SpaceX culture is key to their success.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Allen Taylor
Scoop.it!

Mind-upload startup preserves your brain for the future. There's just once catch.

Mind-upload startup preserves your brain for the future. There's just once catch. | New Space | Scoop.it
A new startup has a method for preserving a brain’s memories when it’s frozen for future uploading.
Allen Taylor's insight:
Here's a speculative form of life extension that may or may not enable you to live again in the far future.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Allen Taylor
Scoop.it!

U.S. Air Force Awards Launch Contracts to SpaceX, ULA – Parabolic Arc

U.S. Air Force Awards Launch Contracts to SpaceX, ULA – Parabolic Arc | New Space | Scoop.it
The U.S. Air Force has announced the awarding of launch contracts to Elon Musk’s SpaceX and rival United Launch Alliance. SpaceX’s firm-fixed-price contract totals
Allen Taylor's insight:
SpaceX and ULA both win Air Force launch contracts.
more...
Donald Schwartz's comment, March 16, 6:46 PM
I can't image how ULA will deal with fixed-priced contracts?
Scooped by Allen Taylor
Scoop.it!

Voyager Is 13 Billion Miles Away and Needs a Repair: Here's What Happened | KQED Science

Voyager Is 13 Billion Miles Away and Needs a Repair: Here's What Happened | KQED Science | New Space | Scoop.it
There's no one on board, and it takes nearly 20 hours to get a message to Voyager's engines. But without the repair, Voyager might stop sending us messages
Allen Taylor's insight:
How do you fix a failing machine that is farther away than any other human artifact?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Allen Taylor
Scoop.it!

Elon Musk has published a new study about his ambitious plans to colonize Mars with SpaceX

Elon Musk has published a new study about his ambitious plans to colonize Mars with SpaceX | New Space | Scoop.it
SpaceX founder Elon Musk published a study in the journal New Space that details his plans to boot up a Mars colony and start backing up the human race.
Allen Taylor's insight:
Musk authors a journal paper on his plan to colonize Mars.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Allen Taylor
Scoop.it!

NASA TV to Air Launch of SpaceX Dragon Space Station Resupply Mission – Parabolic Arc

NASA TV to Air Launch of SpaceX Dragon Space Station Resupply Mission – Parabolic Arc | New Space | Scoop.it
CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. (NASA PR) — NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX now is targeting its 14th resupply mission to the International
Allen Taylor's insight:
Cargo Dragon to launch to Station on Monday.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Allen Taylor
Scoop.it!

The SpaceX Triple Trifecta –

The SpaceX Triple Trifecta – | New Space | Scoop.it
SpaceX Trifecta: Falcon Heavy, Falcon 9 Block 5, Dragon 2 By Dale Skran, NSS Executive Vice President Copyright 2018 SpaceX has three major goals for 2018: Bring the Falcon Heavy to operational sta…
Allen Taylor's insight:
Here's what SpaceX needs to do in 2018. Quite a tall order.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Allen Taylor
Scoop.it!

One Year, Ten Reflown Boosters: Iridium NEXT-5 Hitches Ride to Orbit on Used Falcon 9 «

One Year, Ten Reflown Boosters: Iridium NEXT-5 Hitches Ride to Orbit on Used Falcon 9 « | New Space | Scoop.it
Iridium NEXT-5 launch report
Allen Taylor's insight:
SpaceX launches another ten comsats for Iridium constellation.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Allen Taylor
Scoop.it!

Making Life Multi-Planetary | New Space

Elon Musk is serious about making human life multiplanetary.
Allen Taylor's insight:
Elon Musk plans an uncrewed mission to Mars in 2022 and a crewed mission in 2024. Even if he slips by two years, that would still beat NASA's plan by a decade.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Allen Taylor
Scoop.it!

Astronomers Figure Out How to use Gravitational Lensing to Measure the Mass of White Dwarfs

Astronomers Figure Out How to use Gravitational Lensing to Measure the Mass of White Dwarfs | New Space | Scoop.it
Space and Astronomy news
Allen Taylor's insight:
A new application of gravitational lensing.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Allen Taylor
Scoop.it!

SpaceX Might Build BFR in Los Angeles – Parabolic Arc

SpaceX Might Build BFR in Los Angeles – Parabolic Arc | New Space | Scoop.it
SpaceX is looking to expand its footprint at the Port of Los Angeles in a move possibly related the manufacturing of its BFR booster.
Allen Taylor's insight:
SpaceX is laying the groundwork to expand manufacturing in Los Angeles.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Allen Taylor
Scoop.it!

Relativity Space reveals its ambitions with big NASA deal

Relativity Space reveals its ambitions with big NASA deal | New Space | Scoop.it
"We have a pretty broad long-term vision."
Allen Taylor's insight:
New launch provider emerges, using 3-D printed rockets.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Allen Taylor
Scoop.it!

New hypersonic engines to revolutionize travel enable prompt global strike for military and launch on demand satellite missions

New hypersonic engines to revolutionize travel enable prompt global strike for military and launch on demand satellite missions | New Space | Scoop.it
Future Spaceplanes shall enable intercontinental travel at very high speeds, travelling on a sub-orb
Allen Taylor's insight:
The current state of the art in hypersonic flight.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Allen Taylor
Scoop.it!

SpaceX manifest: company aims for five Falcon 9 launches in one month – NASASpaceFlight.com

SpaceX manifest: company aims for five Falcon 9 launches in one month – NASASpaceFlight.com | New Space | Scoop.it
Having already completed five Falcon family rocket launches this year, SpaceX is aiming to double…
Allen Taylor's insight:
April to be a busy month for SpaceX.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Allen Taylor
Scoop.it!

Planetary Resources revising plans after funding setback

Planetary Resources revising plans after funding setback | New Space | Scoop.it
Planetary Resources has successfully tested key technologies on a new cubesat, but the company is revising its timelines because of a funding setback.
Allen Taylor's insight:
Planetary Resources is slowed in its asteroid mining plans due to a funding shortfall.
more...
No comment yet.