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airplanesCarnival of Space 633

The Carnival of Space 633 is up at Cosmoquest. Universe Today – NASA is Working on Electric Airplanes NASA, GE and other companies are developing electric aircraft, which could start replacing commercial jets by 2035. NASA is investigating cutting-edge material …

controversialNASA Inertial Drive With a Helical Engine Using a Particle Accelerator

David Burns, Manager, Science and Technology Office Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA has proposed a Helical Engine. It is a propellantless engine design similar to the Mach Effect propulsion system by Woodward. Burns goal is to use proven physics and …

nasaRealtime Position Accuracy to Within 10 Centimeters

The Global Differential GPS (GDGPS) System is a real-time GNSS monitoring and augmentation system that provides location information to about 3-inch position accuracy. They use a large ground network of real-time reference receivers, innovative network architecture, and real-time data processing …

nasaWill the Space Launch System Reckoning be in 2020 or 2021?

Jim Bridenstine congratulated SpaceX on Starship and then poked them about the Commercial Crew program being year late. My statement on @SpaceX's announcement tomorrow: pic.twitter.com/C67MhSeNsa — Jim Bridenstine (@JimBridenstine) September 27, 2019 NASA technical people and NASA Director Bridenstine know …

astronomyCarnival of Space 630

1. Universe Today – Nothing Says Springtime on Mars Like Explosions of Sand. CaSSIS is a high-resolution camera and in May 2019 it captured an image of the melting CO2 at Mars northern polar region. The ESA/RosCosmos ExoMars Trace Gas …

governmentOver $30 Billion and 33 Years to Turn Space Shuttle Components into a Super Heavy Lift Rocket

In August, 2019, SLS (Space Launch System) managers for Boeing and Northrop Grumman gave that timeline at an aerospace industry forum. Boeing is in charge of assembling the rocket’s core stage, and Northrop Grumman is building the big solid-rocket boosters …

astronomy2014 Moon Colonization Meeting that Led to Open Lunar Foundation

In 2014 there was a weekend retreat to explore the possibility of a moon base at a price 10-100x lower than commonly believed. The $5 billion or less resulting price was so low that it begs the question: could a …

astronomyCarnival of Space 626

This is the Carnival of Space 626. Here is an archive of all of the past weekly Carnivals of Space. This where space-related blog joined together for weekly summaries of articles from all of the space blogs. Just email an …