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artificial intelligenceElon Predicts that in the Future People Will Demand No Human Drivers

Elon Musk Predicts that in the future people will demand that there be no human drivers. This will make it inevitable that steering wheels will be removed from safe full self-driving cars. The steering wheels will be removed.

energyAntimatter Catalyzed Fusion Propulsion Update

Positron Dynamics will use Krypton isotopes to generate positrons and catalyze fusion propulsion. #SpaceAccess2019

newsQ Drive to Use Power of Solar Wind for Braking With Reaction Mass

Jeff's new idea is to take the energy from the passage through the plasma of space to use on the reaction mass that a spacecraft is carrying. This the Drag-powered reaction: Q-Drive. #SpaceAccess

energyKorea Completes 1340 MWe Nuclear Reactor

Korea has started a new 1350 MWe Shin Kori 4 reactor and will connect it to the electricity grid at the end of this month. It is the second APR-1400 reactor to start up of a planned global fleet of …

economic impactMomentus Water-Plasma Space Transportation Service #SpaceAccess2019

Momentus Space's Water-Plasma Propelled In-Space Transportation Services. Vigoride Extended will be able to take 200 kilogram from low-earth orbit to lunar orbit. It could take 300 kilograms from low-earth orbit to GEO. The cost would be $100,000/kg.

energyFalcon Heavy or New Glenn for New Moon Plans

John Shilling surveyed the payload capabilities of the SpaceX Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy, Vulcan and the New Glenn rocket at Space Access 2019. The Falcon Heavy has the capabilities for Moon missions but a New Glenn with a third stage …