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energyNASA Will Flight Test a Nuclear Rocket by 2024 and Other High Tech NASA Projects

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A portion of NASA’s $21.5 billion 2019 budget is for developing advanced space power and propulsion technology. NASA will spend $176 to $217 million on maturing new technology. There are projects that NASA has already been working on and others …

astronomyAfter NASA JPL Reset the Curiosity Rover is Working Normally

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NASA’s Curiosity rover is busy making new discoveries on Mars. The rover has been climbing Mount Sharp since 2014 and recently reached a clay region that may offer new clues about the ancient Martian environment’s potential to support life. Curiosity …

cityElon Musk and Others Plan the Details for a City on Mars

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Elon Musk wrote a 16-page article that described a plan to reduce the cost to bring one person to Mars down to $100,000. Elon Musk has a ballpark assumption that allocating one-ton of mass is enough for the passenger, supplies, …

analysisNASA Did Not Accept an Unlimited Budget for Sending Humans to Mars But Elon Musk Would

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The New York Magazine describes how President Trump offered some people at NASA to imagine and propose an Apollo-style crash program to get humans to Mars. NASA described getting to humans to Mars in the 2030s. Trump asked if the …

EconomicsSpaceX Super Heavy Starship Will Also Be Space Tugs and Cycler

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Many space plans propose different space vehicles for different roles and activities. There is a launcher that goes from Earth to low earth orbit or the launcher goes directly to higher orbits with lower mass. The SpaceX Super Heavy Starship …

elon muskSpaceX Starlink Mars Plans Will Become Unstoppable Within 4 Years

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People wonder if SpaceX will have its first manned mission on Mars within ten years. I think this is skipping over the critical point when Elon Musk’s Mars Plans will become inevitable. Elon Musk will not change his mind about …

hyperloopSimulated One Gravity Living on the Moon and Mars With a Supertrain

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The moon has one-sixth the Earth’s gravity and Mars gravity is 38%. There will be negative health impacts for people to live for extended periods at lower gravity. In space stations, we can spin the station to get the desired …

MarsElon Musk Warns of Rapid AI Improvement and Talks Mars Trips and Neuralink

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Elon Musk talked about the capabilities of AI. The examples he cites were AI putting words in your mouth, AlphaGo beating the top 50 human players at the same time, dealing with radiation on trips to Mars and the Brain …

elon muskDoug Plata Positively Reviews SpaceX Super Heavy Starship

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Doug Plata gave his assessment of the SpaceX BFR (aka Super Heavy Starship) and whether it will be built. His conclusion were: * The Fully reusable Super Heavy Starship will be gamechanger * Super Heavy Lift is needed for Mars …

colonizationElon Musk Says Life on Mars Will Be Very Hard

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Elon Musk indicated that life on Mars will be very hard. It will like Shackelton’s expeditions to the Antarctic. It will not be an escape hatch for the wealthy. During the Heroic Age the Antarctic continent became the focus of …