Archive of 2019 October

19Oct2019

AstroClipper: Plans For A Two-Stage, Fully Reusable Spaceplane

Even as the first rockets were launched into space decades ago, aerospace knew it was a wasteful process. Rocket stages, motors, and complex equipment crashed into the ocean or burned up in the Earth’s atmosphere. Watch the video. (more…)

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12Oct2019

Spacesuits Fit Now! Two Women Spacewalk On October 21st

The all-female astronaut walk is back on. Christina Koch and Jessica Meir Will Spacewalk on October 21st.  In March NASA was forced to cancel the first all-female spacewalk because they didn’t have the right spacesuits available. (more…)

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11Oct2019

Boeing To Invest $20 Million In Virgin Galactic Space

An aerospace titan is putting some money into one of the leading lights of the nascent space tourism industry. Boeing will invest $20 million in Virgin Galactic, which plans to begin flying paying customers to suborbital space and back in the near future. (more…)

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11Oct2019

Saturn Now Boasts Solar System’s Most Known Moons: 82

A team led by Carnegie astronomer Scott Sheppard has discovered 20 new moons orbiting Saturn, yep we said twenty, pushing the ringed planet’s total to a record 82 – three more than Jupiter’s currently known 79. (more…)

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11Oct2019

First Meat Grown In Space Lab 248 Miles From Earth

Lab-grown meat has been successfully cultured in space for the first time. The Israeli food technology startup Aleph Farms grew the meat on the International Space Station, 248 miles (399 km) away from any natural resources. (more…)

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11Oct2019

Virgin Galactic Is Close To Flying Tourists, But It’ll Cost $250,000.

When Lori Fraleigh unwrapped the present her husband had given her for her 38th birthday, she found a curious surprise: a model of a spaceship. It was cool, sure, but a toy would be better suited for her young children, then 5 and 1, not her. (more…)

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07Oct2019

Is Anybody Out There?

What we know today as the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) had its genesis back in November of 1961 when their  first conference was held. (more…)

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07Oct2019

Incredible Science Of Dr. Who

The possibility of time travel have fascinated mankind for ages. We are all familiar with the concept of the time machine, from H.G. Wells to current sci-fi writers. (more…)

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06Oct2019

NASA Scientist Says World Isn’t Ready For Life On Mars Discovery

A top scientist at NASA says the agency will soon disclose something “revolutionary” about alien life forms. Director Dr Jim Green boasted the agency was close to “making some announcements” about finding life on Mars — but that we’re not ready for it.

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06Oct2019

Space Medicine Isn’t Just For Astronauts. It’s For All Of Us

Auñón-Chancellor, 43, has been a NASA flight surgeon for 13 years, but she's also an electrical engineer, an aquanaut and a practicing physician specializing in both internal and aerospace medicine.

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06Oct2019

How to Go to the Bathroom/Washing and Shaving in Space

Former shuttle astronaut Mike Massimino will never forget the time he had to practice toilet training before heading to space first time. He found himself in a mockup of the space shuttle pretending to use a toilet with a camera inside the bowl. (more…)

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06Oct2019

Let’s Think About Using Hot Air Balloons to Get to Space

The second space race is in full effect. And while well-heeled organizations like SpaceX and Blue Origin often hog the headlines, there are a number of smaller companies looking to make headway in niche areas of the space economy.

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