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moonWill NASA funding help struggling lunar lander companies get to the moon?

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NASA is asking for Lunar Surface Instrument and Technology Payloads to be placed onto commercial lunar landers. NASA is also supporting commercially developed small lunar landers. NASA will pick 8 to 12 experiments in 2019 for launch no earlier than …

colonizationNASA’s blimp and cloud city plan for Venus exploration and colonization

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Where in the solar system do we have Earth-like gravity, atmospheric pressure, density and radiation protection? The place that is most like the Earth is Venus 50,000 meters. This means that we can blimps and build cloud cities for colonization …

nasaSoyuz rocket failed and two man crew bailed out safely

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A Russian Soyuz rocket malfunctioned two minutes after liftoff Thursday on a mission to the International Space Station. The two-member crew — an American and a Russian parachute landed in their capsule, 200 miles from the launch site in the …

futureSLS rocket will waste billions more which would be better going to SpaceX

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As of August 2018, Boeing has spent $11.9 billion working on the Space Launch System. (SLS) Boeing will spend at least $8.9 billion through 2021—double the amount initially planned—while delivery of the first Core Stage has slipped 2 ½ years …

nasaNASA announces SpaceX crewed flight June 2019

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NASA has announced the first crewed flight by a SpaceX rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) is expected to take place in June 2019. A manned flight on Boeing spacecraft is set to follow in August 2019. The crews …

economic impactWill the US waste $100+ billion on SLS, Orion and LOP-G by 2030?

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The US could get so much more accomplished in space if they stop wasting money on the Space Launch System, Orion and the Lunar gateway. The US did waste money on the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station. The …

nasaGiant one kilometer Space Bubble telescopes

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Devin Crowe gave an update on the NASA NIAC study on one-kilometer space bubble telescopes. The plan is bring liquid and gas and blow a large spherical bubble and then shine a wavelength to solify the material. They would spray …

astronomyFully modular self-assembled massive space telescopes

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Cornell University has a NASA NIAC study for a fully modular self-assembled massive space telescope. They are taking mirrors segments based on the current James Webb space telescope mirror segments and then adding in some adjustments so that each piece …

energyPrinceton Satellite plan to generate pulses of net power fusion within 7 years

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Princeton Satellite system is creating a direct drive fusion propulsion and power systems for a phase II NASA NIAC study. They have follow up government studies to develop the superconducting magnets and other components. They are using radio frequency heating …

astronomyAnalysis of Asteroids from meteroid impacts

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Meteoroids are 62 microns to 1-meter-size natural solid object moving in interplanetary space. There are 100 billion impacts of these objects every day. They cause high-velocity impacts and create a plasma. The plasma can be detected and used to analyze …