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2010-12-10 07:55:00

By Lee Rannals For RedOrbit - Have a question for Lee? Perhaps the man in the classic Monty Python "Cheese Shop" sketch might be able to find his missing cheese aboard SpaceX's Dagon Capsule. SpaceX was the first private enterprise to launch a space capsule into space this week, along with a wheel of cheese as a tribute of the famous Monty Python sketch "The Cheese Shop." The company decided to place a wheel of cheese into its secret payload during Wednesday's flight, which was bolted onto...

2010-12-07 17:01:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first demonstration flight of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule for NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program has been scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 8, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch window extends from 9 a.m. to 12:22 p.m. EST. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) During a routine inspection this week, SpaceX engineers observed two small...

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2010-12-05 06:55:00

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), one of two companies primed to take over space ferry duties to the International Space Station (ISS) once NASA retires its space shuttle program, test-fired a rocket on Saturday in preparation for a Tuesday launch, according to officials. After two aborted test-fire attempts earlier on Saturday and on Friday due to problems, the rocket's nine liquid oxygen and kerosene-burning engines were briefly ignited at 10:50 a.m. EST Saturday, after the issues...

2010-11-22 15:15:00

WASHINGTON Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA issued the following statements Monday after the Federal Aviation Administration issued SpaceX a license for spacecraft reentry: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "Congratulations to the SpaceX team for receiving the Federal Aviation Administration's first-ever commercial license to reenter a spacecraft from Earth orbit," NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden said. "With this license in hand, SpaceX can...

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2010-11-20 06:25:00

What if humans could occupy the Moon just 100 years after our first visit there in 1969? Could the Moon become an independent, self-sustaining, and sovereign state?  If so, why not begin designing such a world now? Those are the questions being tackled at this year's Moon Capitol Competition, in which bright, young and talented designers and architects are showcasing their ideas for a lunar colony in 2069. The design contest, an exercise to combine architecture with engineering, was...

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2010-10-20 08:40:00

Proposal would cut costs dramatically, ensure long-term commitment For the chance to watch the sun rise over Olympus Mons, or maybe take a stroll across the vast plains of the Vastitas Borealis, would you sign on for a one-way flight to Mars? It's a question that gives pause to even Dirk Schulze-Makuch, a Washington State University associate professor, who, with colleague Paul Davies, a physicist and cosmologist from Arizona State University, argues for precisely such a one-way manned...

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2010-09-30 07:25:00

Researchers from the University of California (UC) Santa Cruz and the Carnegie Institution for Science have discovered a new, roughly Earth-sized planet that they believe could sustain life, representatives from both educational institutions announced on Wednesday. The investigative team discovered the new planet in a "habitable zone" (an area located at the right distance from a star in order to receive just enough stellar energy to maintain liquid water at or near the surface of the planet)...

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2010-09-11 13:15:00

Researchers are demonstrating that plants from Earth could be grown without soil on the moon or Mars, setting the table for astronauts who would find potatoes, peanuts, tomatoes, peppers and other vegetables awaiting their arrival. The first extraterrestrials to inhabit the moon probably won't be little green men, but they could be little green plants.Researchers at the University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center, known as CEAC, are demonstrating that plants from Earth...

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2010-08-10 11:00:00

British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking has issued a dire warning for the people of Earth--find a way to survive in outer space in the next 100 years, or face extinction. Speaking to the website Big Think, the former Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient said, "I believe that the long term future of the human race must be in space. It will be difficult enough to avoid disaster on planet Earth in the next hundred years, let alone the next thousand, or million. The human race shouldn't have...

2010-07-13 10:14:41

NASA announced three new Centennial Challenges Tuesday, with an overall prize purse of $5 million. NASA's Centennial Challenges are prize competitions for technological achievements by independent teams who work without government funding. "NASA sponsors prize competitions because the agency believes student teams, private companies of all sizes and citizen-inventors can provide creative solutions to problems of interest to NASA and the nation," said Bobby Braun, the agency's chief...


Latest Space colonization Reference Libraries

Ad Astra
2012-05-07 07:06:15

Ad Astra is a quarterly-published journal of the National Space Society (NSS). The name “ad astra” means “to the stars.” The journal was established following the merger of the L5 Society and the National Space Institute, which formed the NSS in 1987. The NSS is a non-profit aerospace advocacy and educational institution based in Washington DC. On November 28, 2007, the NSS announced MM Publishing Inc. as the newest publisher of Ad Astra. MM Publishing officially took on the role...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Terraforming -- Terraforming (literally, "Earth-shaping") is the process of modifying a planet, moon or other body to a more habitable atmosphere, temperature or ecology. The term was first used in a science fiction novel, 'Seetee Shock' (1940?) by Jack Williamson, but the actual concept is older than that. An example in fiction is 'First and Last Men' by Olaf Stapledon in which Venus is modified, after a long and destructive war with the original inhabitants, who naturally object to the...

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