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U.K. scouting for site to build space port

U.K. scouting for site to build space port | Space Tourism | Scoop.it
The U.K. is in talks with eight locations around the country to build a space port, part of a government effort to create a $40 billion space tourism industry by 2030. (The U.K.
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Wanted: Mars Colonists to Explore Red Planet

Wanted: Mars Colonists to Explore Red Planet | Space Tourism | Scoop.it

The Netherlands-based nonprofit Mars One, which hopes to put the first boots on the Red Planet in 2023, released its basic astronaut requirements today (Jan. 8), setting the stage for a televised global selection process that will begin later this year.

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Enceladus: home of alien lifeforms?

Enceladus: home of alien lifeforms? | Space Tourism | Scoop.it
Mars might dominates the search for extraterrestrial life in our solar system, but a growing number of scientists believe Enceladus, an icy moon of Saturn, is a much better bet.
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Can a reality TV show help put humans on Mars?

Can a reality TV show help put humans on Mars? | Space Tourism | Scoop.it
Sarah Bakewell: The spirit of ingenuity unleashed by the race to settle Mars could be a model for solving problems on Earth...
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10 Futuristic Products in Development Now

10 Futuristic Products in Development Now | Space Tourism | Scoop.it
The future is here, and it's filled with all of the mind reading, car flying, robot powered inventions you can imagine.
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Nasa's Voyager 1 enters interstellar space

Nasa's Voyager 1 enters interstellar space | Space Tourism | Scoop.it
Nasa says its Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered previously uncharted territory at the outermost reaches of our solar system...
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China takes first step to building space station

China takes first step to building space station | Space Tourism | Scoop.it
China launched an experimental module yesterday as it works towards developing a space station, underscoring its ambition to become a major space power.
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Space Vacation: Orbiting Hotel Ready For Guests by 2016 [PICS]

Space Vacation: Orbiting Hotel Ready For Guests by 2016 [PICS] | Space Tourism | Scoop.it
If you have an extra $1 million lying around, five years from now you could be one of the first off-world adventurers to stay for five days in this orbiting hotel.
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Space Shuttle Almanac

Space Shuttle Almanac | Space Tourism | Scoop.it
SPACE SHUTTLE ALMANAC A Comprehensive Overview of 40 Years of Space Shuttle Development and Operations covering every aspect of the Space Shuttle Program (Have you seen the Space Shuttle Almanac website?
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A Terraformed Moon Would Be an Awful Lot Like Florida

A Terraformed Moon Would Be an Awful Lot Like Florida | Space Tourism | Scoop.it
Space fans were startled—and perhaps a little skeptical—in May when the Russians announced that they intend to build a manned moon base.
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Aliens in the oceans -- searching for life on the moons of Jupiter

Aliens in the oceans -- searching for life on the moons of Jupiter | Space Tourism | Scoop.it
Exploring oceans on the moons of Jupiter could be our best bet for finding extraterrestrial life, writes NASA scientist Kevin Hand.
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Curiosity undergoes software update to better explore the surface of Mars

Curiosity undergoes software update to better explore the surface of Mars | Space Tourism | Scoop.it
While you spend your weekend watching meteors streak through the sky, the Curiosity rover is undergoing what NASA describes as a "brain transplant." Now that the rover has safely completed the flight...
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Biological Life as an Extension of Technology

Biological Life as an Extension of Technology | Space Tourism | Scoop.it

The exhaustive fission of radioactive nuclei will be substituted with reproductive fission of bacteria. Life becomes an energy source for the technology in a rather literal sense.

 

"At the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, space roboticists are investigating the feasibility of building an army of tiny, autonomous robots -- each powered by bacteria -- to explore the solar system."


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Robot builds its own body

Robot builds its own body | Space Tourism | Scoop.it
As the name suggests, Foambot can build or modify its body into almost any shape using sprayable urethane foam...
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Plan to revive 1970s UK satellite

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A group of scientists and engineers is working on an ambitious project to revive a unique UK satellite - still in orbit after almost 40 years.
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‘Suitcase-Size' Nuclear Reactor Could Power Space Outposts: Scientists

‘Suitcase-Size' Nuclear Reactor Could Power Space Outposts: Scientists | Space Tourism | Scoop.it
A compact, "suitcase-size" nuclear power plant could one day generate electricity for manned or unmanned bases on the moon, Mars, or other planets, a U.S. research team says.
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