Space

spaceSpaceX is Building Ring Segments of the Super Heavy Booster

The metal rings for the Super Heavy booster appear to be under construction. The ring segments for the Super Heavy Booster match up with the ring segments on the lower portion of the upper stage Starship. There are now about …

MarsNuke Mars T-Shirts

Elon Musk has tweeted out a picture of his Nuke Mars t-shirt. Nextbigfuture reviewed the option of using nuclear options for getting most of the ice carbon dioxide into the Mars atmosphere to accelerate a greenhouse effect. It would be …

futureTerraforming Mars in 50 Years with Large Orbital Mirrors, Bacteria and Factories

The McKay-Zubrin plan for terraforming Mars in 50 years was cited by Elon Musk. Orbital mirrors with 100 km radius are required to vaporize the CO2 in the south polar cap. If manufactured of solar sail-like material, such mirrors would …

MarsMusk Promotes Nuke Mars T-Shirts

Elon Musk is promoting his plan to use nuclear bombs to melt the polar ice of Mars. A thermonuclear attack on Mars would use nuclear bombs vaporize the elements trapped in the ice and create a greenhouse effect. Charlotte Philp …

futureAnimated Rendering of Space Battles With Nuclear Orion Spaceships

Animations of nuclear battleship Orions fighting in space. It was created by Rhysy who has made some of the best Project Orion related animations. In George Dyson’s book, he mentioned an Orion battleship model that was shown to President Kennedy. …

moonOnly SpaceX Super Heavy Starship Will Take Us Far Beyond Apollo by 2030

IEEE Spectrum had a July 50th Anniversary of the moon landing feature about all kinds of work and plans for moon bases. IEEE covers a wide variety of launchers, landers and moonbases and it is overly complicated. In spite of …

moonWhat Is the Xeus Lander and How Does It Work?

Written By Megan Ray Nichols, Nextbigfuture.com Landing a man on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission was one of humanity’s greatest achievements, but we haven’t gone back to our nearest stellar neighbor since Apollo 17 came home in 1972. …

chinaLinkspace of China Has Third Reusable Rocket Hop Test

LinkSpace, a chinese rocket launch startup, had its third reusable rocket hop test. Linkspace CEO Hu Zhenyu said on Weibo that the 1.5-metric-ton rocket reached an altitude of 300 meters during a 50-second flight before making a powered descent and …

spaceNine SpaceX Starlink Satellite Launches In Next Ten Months

SpaceX will launch two more Starlink satellite missions with current target dates of October 17 and November 4. Fifty of the sixty Starlink satellites from the May 2019 launch are still in operation and remain in their intended orbits. SpaceX …

futureOld Star Trek Was Right As US Navy Returns to Manual Switches

The US Navy will begin reverting destroyers back to a physical throttle and traditional helm control system in the next 18 to 24 months, after the fleet overwhelmingly said they prefer mechanical controls to touchscreen systems in the aftermath of …