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2010-06-15 07:05:48

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and the National Space Organization (NSPO) have signed contract for the launch of NSPO's Earth Observation Satellite, Formosat-5. Formosat-5 will be used to continue the image data service for civilian users and may also carry instruments to conduct space research and scientific experiments. The National Space Organization (NSPO), the civilian space agency of the Republic of China (Taiwan), is involved in the development of space exploration, satellite...

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2010-05-24 13:12:58

Weird orbits of neighbors can make 'habitable' planets not so habitable Astronomers hunting for planets orbiting nearby stars similar to the sun are looking for signs of rocky, Earth-like planets in a "habitable" zone, where conditions such as temperature and liquid water remain stable enough to support life. New findings from computer modeling indicate that some of those exoplanets might fluctuate between being habitable and being inhospitable to life because of the forces exerted by giant...

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2010-04-18 09:50:00

Although President Obama's vision for NASA's future calls for canceling the Constellation program that was intended to send humans to the moon by 2020, his proposed budget for the agency still holds opportunities for future space research and urges NASA to develop the technology to enable human spaceflight to locations like Mars that are beyond low-Earth orbit. Several MIT researchers have been intrigued by one item in the proposal that they hope Obama will elaborate on during today's policy...

2010-04-15 13:08:00

May 27th-May 31st at the Intercontinental Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois CHICAGO, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Space Society's International Space Development Conference is where astronauts, scientists, entrepreneurs, officials, activists and other citizens who look forward to the "final frontier" gather each year. Regular features include talks by government and industry leaders, panels on the latest developments in space technology and related fields, exhibits from NASA...

2009-12-23 07:25:00

MINDEN, Nev., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Lifeboat Foundation's 2009 Guardian Award has been given to Peter de Jager on the tenth anniversary of Y2K, which he helped avert. This award is in recognition of his 1993 warning in ComputerWorld which alerted the world to the potential disaster that might have occurred on January 1, 2000 and his efforts in the following years to create global awareness of the problem, and the possible solutions. His presentations, articles, and more than 2,000 media...

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2009-12-17 15:15:00

Avatar's Moon Pandora Could Be Real In the new blockbuster Avatar, humans visit the habitable - and inhabited - alien moon called Pandora. Life-bearing moons like Pandora or the Star Wars forest moon of Endor are a staple of science fiction. With NASA's Kepler mission showing the potential to detect Earth-sized objects, habitable moons may soon become science fact. If we find them nearby, a new paper by Smithsonian astronomer Lisa Kaltenegger shows that the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)...

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2009-12-15 12:40:00

Planetary scientist Francis Nimmo will outline the impact of ice dynamics on the habitability of the moons of Saturn and Jupiter on Tuesday, December 15, at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco. Scientists once thought that life could originate only within a solar system's "habitable zone," where a planet would be neither too hot nor too cold for liquid water to exist on its surface. But according to Nimmo, a professor of Earth and planetary sciences at the...

2009-11-18 12:30:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Paradigm((TM)) (www.pdgm.com), a leading provider of enterprise software solutions to the global oil and natural gas exploration and production (E&P) industry, announced today that the company's President and CEO, John W. Gibson, Jr., will speak at the American Astronautical Society (AAS) conference, IMAGINE '09: Ideas at Work, to be held December 2 and 3 at the NASA Johnson Space Center, in Houston, Texas. The event will engage CEOs, entrepreneurs,...

2009-11-09 13:52:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded $900,000 in prize money to a Seattle company that successfully demonstrated new wireless energy beaming technology which could one day be used to help power a "space elevator." (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) LaserMotive of Seattle was awarded the money after its performance in the Power Beaming Challenge competition, which was a demonstration of wireless power transmission that enabled a...

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2009-11-08 06:25:00

A Seattle team has won a $900,000 prize in a NASA-supported competition to develop the concept of a space elevator. The winning team's robotic machine charged up nearly 3,000 feet of cable dangling from a helicopter. Powered by a ground-based laser pointed up at the machine's photo voltaic cells, which convert the light into electricity, the LaserMotive completed one of its ascents in just three minutes and 48 seconds "“ fast enough to secure the second place prize. The three-day...


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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