NASA Panel Strongly in Favor of Fuel Depots and Considering Deep Space Crewed Missions

New Scientist reports that the NASA panel appears strongly in favor of orbital fuel depots to lower the cost of space exploration. This site has covered fuel depots before and also is strongly if favor of using orbital fuel depots. Fuel depots would allow NASA to mount moon missions without spending billions of dollars developing …

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Centauri Dreams expands upon my Space bubble article

Centauri Dreams discusses how applying Devon Crowe space bubble ideas with nanotechnology could fully enable the ideas of Robert Forward for interstellar solar sails. The prior article about Devon Crowe’s space bubble concepts. Prior article on the state of solar sails Prior article on putting the brakes on laser mirror solar sails Article on laser …

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More from the Steve Chen Supercomputer Interview

The Chinese government supports university research and gives them money to pay for the use of the service [supercomputer grid]. That is better than to spend money on buying thousands of separate smaller systems and none of them can do significant work. China only has two supercomputer centers now. Steve Chen is recommending and apparently …

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