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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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Virgin’s delays hardly surprising (and not necessarily as long as WSJ claims)

Virgin’s delays hardly surprising (and not necessarily as long as WSJ claims) | Space matters | Scoop.it

Les soucis de Richard Branson avec Virgin Galactic commencent à se voir...

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Virgin Galactic Selects First Commercial Astronaut Pilot From Competition

Virgin Galactic Selects First Commercial Astronaut Pilot From Competition | Space matters | Scoop.it

Ca bouge enfin du côté de Richard Branson. Maintenant, ils recrutent des pilotes. A surveiller...

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Essential packing list for outer space

Essential packing list for outer space | Space matters | Scoop.it

Ok, you've booked your flight to space. What's in your bag ?

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Russian scientists want to join Europe's ExoMars mission

Russian scientists want to join Europe's ExoMars mission | Space matters | Scoop.it
Russian scientists want to join European Space Agency's ExoMars (Exobiology on Mars) mission to study the Red Planet, a leading Russian space researcher said.
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Shuttle's last spacewalker: 'Gravity is an option' - space - 25 October 2011 - New Scientist

Shuttle's last spacewalker: 'Gravity is an option' - space - 25 October 2011 - New Scientist | Space matters | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, Greg Chamitoff went on the last-ever spacewalk by shuttle astronauts.

 

Une description de la vie dans ISS par l'un des derniers astronautes à avoir volé en navette spatiale.

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NASA Lauds Progress of Commercial Space Companies Ahead of Hearing | SpaceNews.com

NASA Lauds Progress of Commercial Space Companies Ahead of Hearing | SpaceNews.com | Space matters | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON — On the eve of a congressional hearing on its effort to nurture privately owned vehicles for ferrying astronauts to the international space station, NASA issued a report saying four companies receiving federal funding under the agency’s Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) 2 program are making “substantial progress toward achieving crewed spaceflight in the middle of the decade.”

 

“In just six short months since the Commercial Crew Development Round 2 partners were selected, they have completed 21 of the 57 planned milestones,” NASA said in the Oct. 25 report. The milestones, representing a total of $32.4 million in federal funding, include airbag drop tests of Boeing’s proposed CST-100 capsule and various technical reviews of other planned crew-carrying vehicles.


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Laser 'tractor beams' could reel in lost astronauts

Laser 'tractor beams' could reel in lost astronauts | Space matters | Scoop.it
Lost astronauts could one day be saved if fellow crew member hit them with lasers...
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The Evolution of the Spacesuit

The Evolution of the Spacesuit | Space matters | Scoop.it
Like all fashion, the spacesuit is subject to change. Early designs grew out of the pressurized suits worn by trailblazing pilots in hot air balloons and airplanes.
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Trapit

"How close to reality is science-fiction with its depiction of psychology and space travel? British Psychological Society member James Albins investigates."

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Des satellites vampires pour recycler les satellites morts

Des satellites vampires pour recycler les satellites morts | Space matters | Scoop.it

"La Darpa (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, la section recherche du ministère de la Défense américain) étudie la possibilité de mettre au point un nouveau satellite qui serait chargé de faire du recyclage (...) de satellites."

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La NASA aux futurs explorateurs de la Lune : merci de ne pas toucher à nos Apollo

La NASA aux futurs explorateurs de la Lune : merci de ne pas toucher à nos Apollo | Space matters | Scoop.it
NASA has begun drafting guidelines to protect the Apollo 11 and Apollo 17 landing sites, listing them as off-limits, and including ground-travel buffers and no-fly zones to avoid spraying rocket exhaust or dust onto aging, but historic, equipment.
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Does China Want To Own The Moon?

Does China Want To Own The Moon? | Space matters | Scoop.it
Although treaties forbid ownership, the powerful nation would have little resistance when laying claim to lunar resources.

 

Malheureusement, le titre est un peu racoleur. Dès le chapô, on comprend qu'il s'agit de vues sur les ressources, ce qui ne pose pas les mêmes problèmes en droit.

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Virgin Galactic Space Tourists to Get James Bond-style Flight Suits

Virgin Galactic Space Tourists to Get James Bond-style Flight Suits | Space matters | Scoop.it
Commercial space firm Virgin Galactic has picked flight suits to be worn by its space tourists when they launch on its suborbital SpaceShipTwo space planes in the coming years.
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Space Solar Power - by Futurist David Houle

Futurist David Houle discusses Space Solar Power, the big idea that could largely replace fossil fuels...

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Spirou et le retour sur la Lune

Spirou et le retour sur la Lune | Space matters | Scoop.it

"A l'occasion de la sortie du 52e album de Spirou et Fantasio, "La face cachée du Z", dans lequel les héros sont transportés sur la Lune par leur ennemi Zorglub, Marc Toussaint, ingénieur système des techniques spatiales et des lanceurs à l'ESA, répond à la question du retour sur la Lune."

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Science fiction writers have a job, and it's time to do it, says Neal Stephenson

Science fiction writers have a job, and it's time to do it, says Neal Stephenson | Space matters | Scoop.it

"SF needs to stop mucking around with steampunk and dystopia, and start making decent roadmaps for a future where we all want to live like, say... Mars bases."

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Towards a lander for Jupiter's moon Europa ?

Towards a lander for Jupiter's moon Europa ? | Space matters | Scoop.it

"The Europa Science Definition Team (SDT) has been tasked by NASA Headquarters to consider a lander option for Europa."

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Returning from the moon

Returning from the moon | Space matters | Scoop.it
HERE'S A nice story for business travellers frustrated by paperwork: when the Apollo 11 astronauts returned from the moon, they filled out a customs form and declared their cargo.
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Bransons, space tourists anxious for maiden flight

Bransons, space tourists anxious for maiden flight | Space matters | Scoop.it
British billionaire Richard Branson aims to one day make traveling to space safe and affordable for the masses, not just those who can afford a $200,000 ticket.

 

Personnellement, je partagerai l'enthousiasme et la vision de M. Branson quand son avion spatial aura fait son premier vol. Car, en coulisses, les retards continuent de s'accumuler et la perspective de voir un jour SpaceShipTwo voler s'amenuise.

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NASA-led Undersea Asteroid Analog Mission Underway off Key Largo

NASA-led Undersea Asteroid Analog Mission Underway off Key Largo | Space matters | Scoop.it

Un éclairage sur le Scoopit précédent, sur le petit saut permettant à un astronaute de conquérir un astéroïde.

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Torus Space Colony: NASA Predicted Huge Orbiting Settlement In 1975

Torus Space Colony: NASA Predicted Huge Orbiting Settlement In 1975 | Space matters | Scoop.it

"In the 1970s, some at NASA believed humans would be colonizing space by now. They conducted a summer study in 1975 that explored the possibility of building self-sufficient cities that orbited Earth."

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Galileo - a new frontier in space for Europe

Galileo - a new frontier in space for Europe | Space matters | Scoop.it
With the Galileo launches last Friday, Europe has made clear its intention to end US dominance of the GPS market and boost military capabilities...
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Promenez-vous sur Mars

Promenez-vous sur Mars | Space matters | Scoop.it
La Nasa a reconstitué en vidéo le voyage du robot Opportunity sur la surface de la planète rouge. Embarquement immédiat.
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Psychology of Space Exploration and Space Travel

--The psychology of space travel and space exploration is discussed.
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