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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 …

asteroidsAsteroid 2003 SD220 is 2000 Meters Long and Will Pass Within 7 Million Miles Dec 24

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Arecibo Observatory has observed near-Earth asteroid (NEA) 2003 SD220, which will have its closest approach to Earth on December 24. Although designated as “potentially hazardous,” this asteroid will be 28 times further away than our Moon and therefore poses no …

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 muskSpaceX Successfully Launches to Space Station But Rocket had a Soft Landing Crash

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SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket into to orbit on Wednesday, carrying supplies to the ISS. SpaceX launched CRS 16 to the space station and was successful. The booster was trying to re-enter and land but instead had a …

astronomyA Total of Ten Black Hole Collisions and a Neutron Star Collision Have Been Detected

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The LIGO and Virgo gravitational wave observatories report four more gravitation wave detections. The total number of gravitational waves we have every detected is now 11. Ten were caused by black hole collisions and one was by neutron stars colliding. …

colonizationNear Term Moon Bases and Operations

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What will the moon be used for and how big could moon bases be? The main things that I can see as near-term uses for the moon are 1. Source of water for space operations that is many times cheaper …

elon muskSpaceX Operating Margin on Rockets Increasing by Over 10% to 74+%

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Most people probably did not notice that there was a large improvement in SpaceX’s profit margin with their latest rocket launch. Elon Musk said they will be able to reuse the two halves of the fairings. The fairings are the …

moviesKirk, Its Cold Outside … in Space

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Ricardo Montalbán played Khan Noonien Singh in both the original Star Trek series (1967) and the film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982). William Shatner played Captain Kirk in the original Star Trek. Therefore, Captain Kirk tweeted a …

scienceAliens Might Have Filled Space With Junk Like We Fill Our Oceans and Orbit

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If there are technological aliens in our galaxy, then it is possible that their space junk could be part of the Interstellar material that makes it to our solar system. How much depends upon how many technological alien civilizations there …

elon muskSpaceX Successfully Has Third Launch for the Same Booster and Can Reuse the Fairings

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SpaceX Launched the same block 5 first stage rocket booster for the third time. The launch was a success and the booster landed and can be reused a fourth time. The two halves of the fairing were almost caught by …