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colonizationSpaceX BFR can be used for massive space development, orbital, lunar and Mars colonization

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Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has stated that he does not think the SpaceX BFR rocket, the Blue Origin New Glenn Rockets or the NASA SLS rockets will take humans to Mars. Chris Hadfield does not think those rockets are a …

astronomy121 giant exoplanets in habitable zones may have habitable moons

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Researchers have identified more than 100 giant planets that potentially host moons capable of supporting life. Their work will guide the design of future telescopes that can detect these potential moons and look for tell-tale signs of life, called biosignatures, …

futureSpinlaunch has $40 million to fund development to first centrifuge space launch by 2022

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SpinLaunch Inc. has closed a $35 million Series A funding round with a powerhouse syndicate of investors. Investors include Airbus Ventures, GV (formerly Google Ventures), and Kleiner Perkins. This syndicate joins institutional investors including Lauder Partners, ATW Partners, Bolt, and …

astronomyCeres has 5-8 times more organic material than previously believed

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A new analysis of data from NASA’s Dawn mission suggests that organic matter may exist in surprisingly high concentrations on the dwarf planet’s surface. To get an initial idea of how abundant those compounds might be, the original research team …

educationMillion Dollar University Team Space Launch Challenge will Build Pipeline of Qualified Rocketeers

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The Base 11 Space Challenge is a $1 million+ prize for a student-led university team to design, build, and launch a liquid-propelled, single-stage rocket to an altitude of 100 kilometers (the Karman Line) by December 30, 2021. Annual competitions and …

elon muskSpaceX will try to use NASA inflatable aeroshell decelerator to enable second stage reuse

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NASA’s Low-Earth Orbit Flight Test of an Inflatable Decelerator, or LOFTID, is demonstrating technology for atmospheric entry. LOFTID acts as a giant brake by deploying a large inflatable aeroshell (a deployable structure protected by a flexible heatshield) before entering the …

astronomyColliding wormholes will have gravitational echoes which could be detectable

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The gravity waves that were detected might have been from the collision of wormholes. If there are gravitational echoes then the collision was from wormholes and not blackholes. There is a problem with black holes—they present an edge, called an …

MarsCuriosity finds complex organic life traces in 3 billion year old mudflats on Mars

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NASA’s Curiosity rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests Mars could have supported ancient life, as well as new evidence in the Martian atmosphere that relates to the search for current life on the Red …

chinaChina invites all UN members countries to cooperate on new Space Station

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China announced that all United Nation member counties are welcome to cooperate with China to jointly utilize its future China Space Station (CSS). “All countries, regardless of their size and level of development, can participate in the cooperation on an …

lasersBidding open for interstellar laser sail feasability work

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The $100 million Breakthrough Starshot program has issued a request for proposals. Timeline The next 5 years to determine the feasibility of both laser and sail. (Starshot’s sail committee, a photon engine committee and a systems engineering committee.) Tthe goal …