No political ties! This organization plans a one way trip for some lucky folks to permanently visit Mars with no government funding. They will use technology that is already available.Read more »
A description of one of the rarest astronomical events and a new offer from liberty activist and author Tarrin Lupo.Read more »
The company Planetary Resources plans to develop and launch a series of robotic systems and unmanned spacecraft, starting with its Arkyd-100 Earth-orbiting space telescopes that it hopes to launch by the end of 2013 to identify candidate near-Earth asteroids containing natural resources. A single 500-meter platinum-rich asteroid would have the equivalent of all the platinum-group metals ever mined on Earth, the company said. And the right 80-meter asteroid would have more than $100 billion worth of materials, Anderson said.Read more »
Using the game Planet Hunters, gamers have discovered two new planets in the Cygnus constellation.
In what is starting to look like the beginnings of a trend, casual gamers have helped scientists make significant discoveries through a specially designed game for the second time this month.Read more »
NASA and scientists warn of super solar storm that could take place in 2012. The affect of such a storm could paralyze industrialized countries around the world who rely on technology and satellites to run their day to day lives. Reputable scientist Michio Kaku warns that this storm could cost countless lives and set us back as a species 100 years if we fail to reinforce our technological infrastructure. Admittedly, through government, we lay vulnerable to a number of things, this is yet another one.Read more »
Real-time Satellites in Google Earth. There are 2271 Sattelites in orbit around the earth.Read more »
If you're headed for space, you might rethink that manicure: Astronauts with wider hands are more likely to have their fingernails fall off after working or training in space suit gloves, according to a new study.Read more »
beams, energy rays that can move objects, are a science fiction mainstay. But now they are becoming a reality.....
A team of Danish volunteers has built a rocket capable of carrying a human into space, and will be launching it in a week’s time. The project, which has been funded entirely by donations and sponsorship, is led by Kristian von Bengtson and Peter Madsen.Read more »
The FAA has partnered with eight universities to figure out how space tourism fits into the airspace and, in some ways, into society itself. FAA's Hank Price says the agency wants to try and keep everyone safe without unduly impeding development of the industry. "We try to be as flexible as we can, to be as safe as possible but also allow testing of (private spaceships and rockets)," Price said.
Price said there are a host of areas that need to be fleshed out, from certification of private astronauts to design and operational standards for spaceports.Read more »
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