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controversialSonny White at Eagleworks scaling EMdrive experiments to 400 watts

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Breakthrough Discuss is an academic conference focused on the question of life in the Universe. More information on the Breakthrough Initiatives is available at https://breakthroughinitiatives.org. Sonny White has a new paper Spacedrives and Conservation Laws Raymond Sedwick University of Maryland, …

MarsNASA Mars Insight Science mission launching in a few days

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The NASA Insight Mars mission is targeting a launch within a few days. InSight will study the deep interior of Mars, taking the planet’s vital signs, its pulse and temperature. This makes InSight the first mission to give Mars a …

nasaNASA plans for next generation space telescopes

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NASA teams are currently studying next-generation space telescopes for the 2020 Decadal Survey for Astrophysics. The next-generation space telescopes will be able to find and analyze of extraterrestrial biospheres and increase sensitivity by up to 1000 times on certain wavelengths. …

futureNASA’s proposed multi-billion orbiting moonbase used to justify $50 billion Space Launch System

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As part of the fiscal year 2019 budget proposal, NASA is planning to build the Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway in the 2020s. The station would be used as a staging point for the proposed Deep Space Transport, which is a concept …

futureNASA's proposed multi-billion orbiting moonbase used to justify $50 billion Space Launch System

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As part of the fiscal year 2019 budget proposal, NASA is planning to build the Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway in the 2020s. The station would be used as a staging point for the proposed Deep Space Transport, which is a concept …

exoplanetsNASA and Spacex target launching TESS planet hunting telescope within 9 hours

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NASA and SpaceX are targeting the launch of NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for no earlier than 6:51 p.m. EDT. Frequent updates …

futureGetting to the outer solar system 15X faster with missions over 40 times larger

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Centauri Dreams discusses the NASA NIAC Breakthrough Propulsion Architecture for Interstellar Precursor Missions project. By beaming hundreds of Megawatts to next-generation ion drive it will be 15 times faster The system could propel a 12-year mission to 500 AU and …

airplaneNASA Selects Lockheed Martin Skunk Works to make quiet supersonic plane

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Supersonic commercial travel is on the horizon. NASA awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Skunk Works® a contract to design, build and flight test the Low-Boom Flight Demonstrator, an X-plane designed to make supersonic passenger air travel a reality. Lockheed Martin …

astronomyModular Active Self-Assembling Space Telescope Swarms

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Dmitry Savransky, Cornell University, proposes a modular, self-assembling architecture enabling the construction of 30+ m diameter, reflective, space telescopes with active optics. The entire structure of the telescope, including the primary and secondary mirrors, secondary support structure and planar sunshield …

futureBiobot: Innovative Offloading of Astronauts for More Effective Exploration

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No parameter in the design of spacesuits for planetary exploration is more important than “weight on the back”: the weight of the suit system which must be supported by the wearer under the gravity of the Moon or Mars. The …