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Jul 14, 2019

Walter Cronkite and the awe of space exploration

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Martha Teichner on the CBS News veteran’s coverage of an epochal human event: Man landing on the moon.

Jul 14, 2019

Curiosity Rover on Mars Spotted from Space in Awesome NASA Photo

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A camera on board NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spotted the Curiosity rover on May 31, 2019.

Jul 14, 2019

An asteroid base

Posted by in categories: energy, robotics/AI, space

American scientist and best-selling #scifi author David Brin predicts what our world would like in the year 2050. Read it on our #Earth2050 platform:


By 2040, the international community has concluded that using nonrenewable resources is irrational. The first kind of asteroid to be mined was of the carbonaceous variety, to get water that can keep astronauts alive, or be used to create rocket fuel. Later, explorers prospected dozens of other varieties of asteroids with suitable iron, nickel, cobalt, platinoid, and rare-earth element deposits. Odyssey is the first ever space base focused on mining these minerals.

The station was launched in 2049. Because of magnetic storms and drastic changes in temperature, the main part of the base had to be built several meters below the asteroid’s surface. Almost all work on the base was automated. Small teams of engineers and technicians needed for station management stay for 6-month shifts. Using solar mirrors, they melt and refine precious metal ores and blow them into gleaming bubbles that can safely descend through Earth’s atmosphere to float in the ocean, for collection. The iron is used for construction in space.

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Jul 13, 2019

Why Is the Apollo Reflector Experiment Still Operating, 50 Years Later?

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An epic lunar laser experiment is still going strong, five decades after the Apollo astronauts set it up on the surface.

The moonwalking crew of Apollo 11, which landed on the moon 50 years ago this month, put special retroreflectors on the lunar surface, as did the later crews of Apollo 14 and 15, in 1971. (Another retroreflector, built by the French, sits on the Soviet Lunokhod 2 rover that landed without a crew in 1973.)

Jul 13, 2019

How Bacteria Could Generate Radio waves

Posted by in categories: climatology, computing, mobile phones, space

I call them “BATS”.


Can bacteria generate radio waves?

On the face of it, this seems an unlikely proposition. Natural sources of radio waves include lightning, stars and pulsars while artificial sources include radar, mobile phones and computers. This is a diverse list. So it’s hard to see what these things might have in common with bacteria that could be responsible for making radio waves.

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Jul 13, 2019

H.R.2977 — Space Preservation Act of 2001 Goes on to explain what they cannot do in space pertaining to space wars

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Image capture is the portion pertaining to what they cannot do to civilians. As it stands anyway. Just to name a few: weather mod, Chemtrails, extraterrestrial weapons, low frequency and ULF… Ultra low frequency, mood management, and lazers.

Jul 13, 2019

A 363-foot projection of a rocket will be flashed on the Washington Monument to celebrate Apollo 11 anniversary

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A number of events are planned next week on the Mall to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic moon mission.

Jul 13, 2019

Welcome to Experiments that Time has Forgotten!

Posted by in categories: particle physics, space

Courtesy of Microcosmos ISBN 0 521 30433 4

© Cambridge University Press 1987

fig. 7.

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Jul 13, 2019

Will Your Next Job Be On Mars?

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Mars recruitment is underway. No longer science fiction, the job opportunities will be abundant, diverse and highly innovative. Ready to apply?

Jul 13, 2019

Next Generation Lunar Retroreflectors Should Fly Soon

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Next generation of retroreflectors will be delivered to Moon’s surface using commercial lunar payloads.

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