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2009-11-04 13:04:35

NASA's Centennial Challenges program and the Spaceward Foundation kicked off the Space Elevator Games in the Mojave Desert on Wednesday. Teams of engineers have their eye on the $2 million prize to be awarded to the first group to climb just over half a mile of a cable suspended from a helicopter near NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards. Three teams have qualified for this year's event, which will take place on Wednesday and Thursday. Event sponsors hope to see a team successfully...

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2009-10-28 06:28:03

NASA is funding 12 proposals from nine states to investigate questions about the effects of space radiation on human explorers. The selected proposals from researchers in Alabama, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Texas, Virginia and Washington have a total value of approximately $13.7 million. The ground-based studies will address the impact of space radiation on astronaut health. Research areas will include risk predictions for cancer and models for potential damage to...

2009-10-22 06:48:58

NASA has chosen 18 proposals from universities around the country to receive up to $70,000 for Phase One of the NASA Ralph Steckler Space Grant Colonization Research and Technology Development Opportunity. Grant money will support university research and technology development activities that support a sustained human presence in space, increase understanding of the moon's environment and develop basic infrastructure for future space colonies. "I'm excited that many of the awards will provide...

2009-09-30 10:55:00

Scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico say they have been attempting to create lunar homes made out of simulated moon dirt. The Albuquerque (N.M.) Journal said Wednesday that scientists from Prairie View A&M University's Center for Radiation Engineering and Science for Space Exploration are researching the possibility of making lunar shelters from materials already on the moon. It would take $1 million a pound to bring things to the moon, CRESSE research scientist...

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2009-08-10 15:04:24

Officials with NASA said they plan to spend $50 million of federal economic stimulus money to foster development of a commercial space service, according to a Reuters report on Monday. As part of the Commercial Crew Development program, aspiring spaceship firms will have 45 days to submit their proposals to NASA for evaluation.  The agency is expected to announce the awards in September. NASA is decommissioning its space shuttles next year after seven more missions to complete...

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2009-07-30 06:00:00

According to a presidential panel, the U.S. government should allow private firms to handle the business of launching cargo and people into Earth's orbit. A Human Space Flight Review subcommittee said that U.S. space agency NASA should allow commercial space transporters to deliver goods to the International Space Station so the government agency could focus on new challenges. The ISS, a $100 billion project funded by 16 nations, currently resides in low-Earth orbit 225 miles above the...

2009-06-23 09:20:00

Borders to host in-store Space Camp kids event July 25; recommends great space-inspired reads for kids, adults ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of man's first steps on the Moon, Borders(R) has teamed with Astronomy magazine and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for the "Train Like an Astronaut" Sweepstakes. Beginning today through July 27, customers can visit www.borders.com/moon or astronomy.com and enter for a chance to win a four-day trip...

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2009-06-10 13:10:00

As astronomers gaze toward nearby planetary systems in search of life, they are focusing their attention on each system's habitable zone, where heat radiated from the star is just right to keep a planet's water in liquid form. A number of planets have been discovered orbiting red dwarf stars, which make up about three-quarters of the stars close to our solar system. Potentially habitable planets must orbit close to those stars "“ perhaps one-fiftieth the distance of Earth to the sun...

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2009-06-09 14:40:00

Due to budget constraints, US space exploration agency NASA could be considering plans to team up with the European Space Agency by 2016 in a series of trips to the Red Planet.NASA has been the leader in Mars exploration for almost half a century, but plans to collaborate with the ESA could be forthcoming later this month, according to the Associated Press.NASA's space sciences chief Ed Weiler said last month, that a joint venture between the two space agencies could be the best option for...

2009-06-05 13:07:27

Future generations of humans living in space are likely to be fat, short, ugly, bloated and bald, researchers at London's University College said. Traveling to earth's closest stars would require years, if not decades, in space, and such long-distance travel would take its toll on the human body, Dr. Lewis Dartnell, a university astrobiologist, told The Daily Telegraph in a story published Friday. Near zero gravity would leave bodies stunted with underdeveloped muscles and bones, while fluid...


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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