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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...

Earth-like Planets Could Be More Common Than Previously Believed
2013-03-13 04:45:39

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from Penn State's Department of Geosciences suggests that the number of potentially habitable planets is greater than previously thought, and that some of those planets are likely to be found around nearby stars. "We now estimate that if we were to look at 10 of the nearest small stars we would find about four potentially habitable planets, give or take," said Ravi Kopparapu, a post-doctoral researcher in geosciences....

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...

Astronomers Make First Direct Observation Of A Forming Planet
2013-02-28 11:00:58

[WATCH VIDEO: Flying Through The HD 100546 System] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Astronomers, for the first time, may have made a direct observation of a planet forming inside a thick disc of gas and dust. An international team led by Sascha Quanz, of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), used the European Space Observatory's (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT). Their discovery could help improve scientists' knowledge of how planets form and...

Private Space Company Plans To Send Space Tourists To Mars By 2018
2013-02-21 15:48:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online One space tourist is leading the initiative to kickstart a 500-day journey to the Red Planet, starting in January 2018. Dennis Tito, the first private space tourist and chairman of Inspiration Mars Foundation, is planning to open up opportunities for people to take a trip to Mars in a 501-day trip. According to a press release, the "Mission for America" is poised at helping to encourage Americans "to believe again, in doing...

Colonizing Mars: Just How Far Away Are We?
2013-02-19 12:39:41

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Mars colonization has been a topic of discussion for decades. Especially since man landed on the moon in 1969, people from a variety of professional backgrounds — including astronauts, sci-fi writers, entrepreneurs, scientists, doctors, video gamers, academics and journalists — have pondered the possibility of colonizing Mars. But just how far in the future is the first Mars colony? One particularly promising...

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...

Hunting For Habitable Planets
2013-01-31 05:53:10

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online [ Be sure to check out our recent podcasts on Planet Hunting, and The Search For Life Beyond Earth ] The holy grail of planetary astronomy is the elusive Earth-like planet that scientists hope will show that life exists elsewhere in our galaxy. With a growing database of more than 2,000 planet candidates, researchers feel it is only a matter of time before a planet is found with the potential to sustain life. This...

Living On The Habitable Edge
2013-01-11 09:20:01

[ Planet Hunting: Your Universe Today Podcasts ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Astronomers searching for extraterrestrial life have begun to consider exomoons, or those likely orbiting planets outside our solar system, and new research has found that they are just as likely to support life as exoplanets. René Heller of Germany's Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam and Rory Barnes of the University of Washington and the NASA Astrobiology...

Mars Colony Astronaut Application Requirements Announced
2013-01-10 04:44:50

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In the 1960s the nation was unified under an ambitious vision, one that would culminate with the first humans setting foot on the Moon. It was believed that it was only a matter of time until man proceeded to the Martian surface. Yet, more than 40 years later, we have not managed to again leave low Earth orbit. But a new dream has emerged, and it is more accessible than any previous space mission. While NASA...


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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