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Lunarcy Documentary Full Of Lunar Dreams
2013-03-15 22:48:20

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The concept of a trip to the moon is becoming more of a reality over the years recently, and some lunar colony enthusiasts are actively trying to do whatever they can to speed up the process. This is the subject matter of the very entertaining, and a little quirky, documentary "Lunarcy!" Christopher Carson is one of the stars of the show, complete with massive "chop" sideburns and a mustache that is on its way to rivaling Ron...

Open Source Contest Looks For DIY Rocket Engine Builders Using 3D Printing Technology
2013-03-09 06:34:24

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new partnership was announced on Friday between DIYROCKETS and Sunglass to launch the world's first open source competition to create 3D-printed rocket engines. The competition is set to kick off on March 9, when designers and space entrepreneurs will be creating open source rocket engines that could potentially help serve the growing market for small payload delivery into low Earth orbit. Inventor Dean Kamen and judges from...

Using 3D Printing Technology To Build A Lunar Base
2013-02-01 15:16:12

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Three-dimensional printing is growing rampantly and the European Space Agency (ESA) has decided to utilize the up-and-coming technology to build a base on the moon using lunar soil. ESA is partnering with industrial partners, including architects Foster + Partners, to see if the idea of building a lunar habitat on the moon is a feasible one. Foster + Partners created a dome with a cellular structured wall that could help to...

2012-12-15 05:02:32

MOSI´s newest permanent exhibition, Mission: Moonbase, funded in part by a grant from NASA, provides guests the opportunity to experience NASA´s vision for living on worlds beyond Earth. Mission: Moonbase opens on Saturday, Dec. 15 and is included with MOSI admission. Tampa, Fla. (PRWEB) December 14, 2012 MOSI´s newest permanent exhibition, Mission: Moonbase, funded in part by a grant from NASA, provides guests the opportunity to experience NASA´s vision for living on...

Lunar Colonization Would Rely On LEDs
2012-09-03 12:10:04

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The lure of space colonization rides on the wings of Curiosity's viral success, and one writer says the key to having a permanent Moon base for NASA would be LED technology. Bruce Dorminey, a science journalist writing for Forbes, predicts that the space agency will need to rely on nuclear-powered state of the art LED to help sustain life on the lunar surface. "Here on earth, researchers still debate how best to make those possible,...

Evidence For Ice On Moon's South Pole Found
2012-06-20 12:36:31

[ Watch the Video ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com Little did Neil Armstrong know back on July 21, 1969 that while he was taking his first foot-steps on our celestial neighbor, water was actually accompanying him on the Moon, researchers say. Scientists from MIT, Brown University, and NASA´s Goddard Space Flight Center have found possible evidence for small amounts of ice on the Moon's south pole. They found that the area around the Moon´s Shackleton crater could host...

The New Moon Race
2012-02-13 06:02:57

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union changed the night sky, and struck a chord in the competitive hearts of Americans as they launched Sputnik 1 into space. The satellite launch became a monumental moment for the history of space exploration, but at the time was seen almost as a threat by the American people during a time the Soviet Union and U.S. were in the midst of the Cold War. That ambition to explore and create may have been mostly driven by rivalry...

Russia Looking For New Cosmonauts For Potential Moon Trip
2012-02-05 07:31:45

Roscosmos and the Cosmonauts Training Center are launching a campaign to select a new line of cosmonauts, training them for possible flights to the Moon within ten years, Pravda.ru news agency reports. Vladimir Popovkin, head of Roscosmos, told radio network Echo of Moscow that any Russian citizen with technical or medical training is open to apply for the upcoming selection. “We will have the preliminary selection at first. But I can say that the group will most likely be trained...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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