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For All Mankind (Blu-ray documentary review).

June 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
For All Mankind (Blu-ray documentary review).

The contents of this Blu-ray disc were originally published in 1989, presumably on video (NTSC/VHS), since even DVDs did not come on to the market until 1997. So although this is ‘digitally re-mastered’, etc supervised and approved by producer-director Al Reinart, the quality of the pictures is still limited by the fact that it originally […]

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NASA Moon Missions: 1969-1972 (Apollo 12, 14, 15, 16 And 17) Operations Manual by David Baker (book review).

June 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
NASA Moon Missions: 1969-1972 (Apollo 12, 14, 15, 16 And 17) Operations Manual by David Baker (book review).

When I read Haynes’ Apollo 11 and 13 books earlier in the year, I did wonder why the other Apollo Moon flights hadn’t been covered. The arrival of David Baker’s book, ‘NASA Moon Missions: 1969-1972 (Apollo 12, 14, 15, 16 And 17) Operations Manual’ is the remedy to that problem. Of course, it’s going to […]

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Asteroid and moon miners: NASA’s plans for Outland.

June 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Asteroid and moon miners: NASA’s plans for Outland.

Robotically surveying lunar craters and mining resources in space for a sustained human presence at the Moon are the goals for NASA’s new Innovative Advanced Concepts program. “We are pursuing new technologies across our development portfolio that could help make deep space exploration more Earth-independent by utilising resources on the Moon and beyond,” Jim Reuter, […]

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Humanity’s future looks a lot like Iain M. Bank’s Culture books (video speech).

May 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
Humanity’s future looks a lot like Iain M. Bank’s Culture books (video speech).

In this video, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos talks about his vision to colonise space to benefit Earth and why’s he spending a billion dollars a year of his own money on his space startup, Blue Origin. In this film he announces the Blue Moon lunar lander, capable of taking people/payloads to the lunar surface. The […]

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NASA’s spacecraft skunk-works (short video documentary).

May 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
NASA’s spacecraft skunk-works (short video documentary).

Here’s a video short on the team behind NASA’s weird and wonderful space vehicles – from rovers to starships to alien subs.

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Bladerunner’s flying cars gets one step closer with Lilium’s maiden flight for air taxi.

May 19, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Bladerunner’s flying cars gets one step closer with Lilium’s maiden flight for air taxi.

Lilium, a Munich-based startup developing an on-demand air taxi vehicle, has now revealed its new five-seater prototype. The unveiling of the new Lilium Jet came as the all-electric aircraft completed its maiden flight in the skies over Germany earlier this month. The full-scale, full-weight prototype is powered by 36 all-electric jet engines that allow it […]

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NASA going to the Moon by 2024.

May 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
NASA going to the Moon by 2024.

NASA is, they say, going back to the Moon by 2024. In this short video, William Shatner explains the hows and whys of our return to that funny little chunk of rock in the sky. 

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The Future of Humanity (Michio Kaku interview: video).

May 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Future of Humanity (Michio Kaku interview: video).

Japanese-American physicist/futurist Michio Kaku discusses the first image of a black hole as well topics from his new book, The Future of Humanity, in which he explores how we humans might actually develop a long-term sustainable civilisation in the solar system and then the rest of the galaxy. You can find his new book over […]

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The Case For Space by Robert Zubrin (book review).

May 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Case For Space by Robert Zubrin (book review).

It’s rather interesting reading author Robert Zubrin’s biographic notes. He’s president of Pioneer Astronautics, president of the Mars Society and a former senior engineer for Lockheed Martin. His book, ‘The Case For Space’, is an examination of the commercial companies who are now getting into space. The initial focus is on Eon Musk and answers […]

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Nick Pope chats about the USA’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (video interview).

May 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Nick Pope chats about the USA’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (video interview).

Nick Pope is interviewed about the USA’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) – a formerly secret department formed to study unidentified flying objects. Although begun in 2007 (when its existence was frequently denied) the AATIP program’s existence was made public in December 2017 in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, along with […]

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