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SpaceX Crew Accommodations Systems Receives NASA Approval
2012-05-09 03:59:52

Space Exploration Technologies' (SpaceX) Dragon capsule has received NASA approval for their crew accommodations system, bringing the private-sector firm's spacecraft one step closer to a commercial test flight, the US space agency announced Tuesday. According to NASA, the primary purpose of the test was to find out whether or not the layout of the capsule would permit crew members to effectively maneuver around the vehicle. The aeronautics administration called it a "key milestone" in the...

2012-05-08 10:20:32

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has finished an important evaluation of a prototype Dragon spacecraft designed to carry people into orbit. This key milestone is part of SpaceX's partnership with NASA under a funded Space Act Agreement to advance the design of crew transportation vehicles. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The primary goal of the tests was to determine whether the layout will...

Reports Confirm Existence Of Habitable Exo-Planet
2012-04-28 03:28:20

After re-evaluating information collected back in February, scientists reportedly confirmed on Friday that they had indeed discovered a planet outside of our solar system that is capable of supporting life. The planet, which was been dubbed Gliese 667Cc, orbits around a red dwarf star located 22 light years away from Earth, according to published reports from the Telegraph. Scientists told the newspaper that Gliese 667Cc lies in what they refer to as the "habitable zone," which means that...

SpaceX Dragon Capsule To Launch May 7
2012-04-25 02:31:27

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com NASA announced on Tuesday that the SpaceX launch date for its Dragon capsule has been postponed until May 7. SpaceX decided that it needed more time to test hardware and review data before it would go on with testing its Dragon capsule. The originally planned April 30 launch would have seen the spacecraft make its way to the International Space Station for the first time to dock with the orbiting space port.  Those plans will now have to wait until...

New Company Announces Ambitious Plans To Mine Asteroids
2012-04-24 12:41:56

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com On Tuesday, the potential future of space enterprise was unveiled, as Planetary Resources announced its plans to mine Near-Earth Asteroids (NEAs). Planetary Resources said it will be leading the way in this next step in mankind's plan to reach beyond Earth's atmosphere by mining asteroids for raw materials, ranging from water to precious metals like gold and platinum. "The vision is to make the resources of space available to humanity both in space and...

SpaceX Delays NASA Launch
2012-04-24 09:12:36

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com SpaceX announced on Tuesday that its planned Dragon capsule launch on April 30 will be delayed by at least a week. The company said that it needed more time to test hardware and review data before it would go on with sending the Dragon capsule on its first trip to the International Space Station. "After reviewing our recent progress, it was clear that we needed more time to finish hardware-in-the-loop testing and properly review and follow up on all...

2012-04-23 23:00:37

The 2012 NASA Ames Space Settlement Design Contest $5000 Grand Prize is awarded to six teens at Cypress Bay High School in Florida for the space settlement project "The Kon Tiki." Weston, FL (PRWEB) April 23, 2012 Six Cypress Bay High School students have recently won a $5,000 grand prize award in the 2012 NASA Ames Space Settlement Design Contest. Their space settlement plan, “The Kon Tiki,” was selected from 474 entries throughout 18 countries. The “Kon Tiki” team...

2012-04-16 14:20:03

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the completion of NASA's flight readiness review, the second SpaceX demonstration launch for NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program is scheduled for Monday, April 30. A Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon capsule will liftoff from Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. There is a single instantaneous launch opportunity at 12:22 p.m. EDT. (Logo:...

2012-04-04 10:28:19

FERNDALE, Mich., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit Elevator Company, one of the oldest and most experienced elevator companies in the country, announced the completion of elevator renovations at the Tower Plaza in Ann Arbor, MI. Built in 1969, the 26-story Tower Plaza is a 298-unit building which had been serving hundreds of students, professionals and tenants with the building's three original elevators. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120404/DE81417LOGO ) Working with...

NASA Announces 2012 Carl Sagan Fellows
2012-04-03 04:13:52

NASA has selected six planet hunters as the recipients of the 2012 Carl Sagan Exoplanet Postdoctoral Fellowships, named after the late astronomer. The fellowship was created to inspire the next generation of explorers seeking to learn more about planets, and possibly life, around other stars. The Sagan Fellowship's primary goal is to support outstanding recent postdoctoral scientists in conducting independent research related to the science goals of NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program....


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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