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Nov 16, 2019

Tardigrade DNA Added to Human Cells Could Help Us Survive on Mars, Scientist Says

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, space travel

SOME Geneticists scare the hell out of me??? AEWR.


Will we one day combine tardigrade DNA with our cells to go to Mars?

Chris Mason, a geneticist and associate professor of physiology and biophysics at Weill Cornell University in New York, has investigated the genetic effects of spaceflight and how humans might overcome these challenges to expand our species farther into the solar system. One of the (strangest) ways that we might protect future astronauts on missions to places like Mars, Mason said, might involve the DNA of tardigrades, tiny micro-animals that can survive the most extreme conditions, even the vacuum of space!

Nov 16, 2019

Regular Crew Launches by SpaceX, Boeing Likely Won’t Start Until Summer 2020, NASA Inspector General Says

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A new report from NASA’s Office of Inspector General finds that regular commercial crew flights by private companies SpaceX and Boeing likely won’t begin until summer 2020, despite NASA’s push for spring 2020 targets.

Nov 15, 2019

The New Space Race: Who is going to start a Bitcoin Node to Mars first?

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, space travel

We stand at the dawn of the space age, a time when we can see the very, very beginning of exploring the vastness of the unknown.

The live-streamed launch of a space rocket is the new entertainment for the revolutionary generation, the millennials who think they can really change the world.

Empowered by the digital revolution and even the crypto revolution, astute many of them and some of them actual geniuses, a new era is at inception where kids play almost at the same level as vast governments.

Nov 13, 2019

King of the Gods

Posted by in categories: particle physics, space travel

NASA launched the Juno mission to Jupiter on August 5, 2011. After a five-year flight, the spacecraft entered orbit on July 4, 2016.

Jupiter is the largest planet in the Solar System, with an equatorial diameter of 142,984 kilometers. It is so large that it could contain all of the other planets within its volume. Since Jupiter rotates in a mere 9.925 hours, its equatorial diameter is more than 9275 kilometers greater than the distance between its poles.

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Nov 13, 2019

This Stingray-Shaped Spacecraft Could Be Perfect For Exploring Venus’ Dark Side

Posted by in categories: innovation, space travel

Researchers are designing a stingray-shaped spacecraft to explore the dark side of Venus.

(Image: © CRASH Lab, University at Buffalo)

Could a stingray-shaped spacecraft get to the dark side of Venus by flapping its wings?

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Nov 12, 2019

Assembling Large Frames in Space For Massive Mars Colonization Ship

Posted by in category: space travel

Gateway Foundation is working on creating orbital assembly line and block construction systems. They would want to create a 244 meter long and 71 meter wide Mars Colonial Transport.

Nov 9, 2019

Tesla ‘Cybertruck’ Pickup unveiling event set for November 21 at SpaceX HQ

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel, sustainability

Elon Musk has revealed the official launch date for Tesla’s “Cyberpunk” Pickup Truck. According to the CEO, the upcoming vehicle would be released on November 21, 2019 at the SpaceX rocket factory in Hawthorne, CA.

Musk’s update formally ends a period of speculations that have long swept the electric car community with regards to the unveiling of the Tesla Pickup Truck. The CEO, after all, has praised the vehicle as one of his personal favorites. Yet, despite this, Tesla has been able to keep details of the Cybertruck secret, with zero sightings or spy shots of the vehicle to date.

Nov 6, 2019

Voyager 2 Makes an Unexpectedly Clean Break from the Solar System

Posted by in category: space travel

The first scientific results from the spacecraft’s exit into interstellar space have been published, revealing a simpler departure than its predecessor.

Nov 5, 2019

The US Is Testing a Space Propulsion System That Doesn’t Use Fuel

Posted by in category: space travel

Can a spaceship navigate by using Earth’s magnetic field as fuel?

Nov 5, 2019

Space craft

Posted by in categories: particle physics, space travel

The second objective is propulsion. This is achieved by emitting pulsed cathode rays out of one end of the craft tuned to the rate of change of jet stream particles surrounding the bubble. At the other end of the craft, cations are emitted at the same rate of change. This creates a push/pull effect, doubling the ship’s acceleration and velocity capabilities.

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