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NASA going for orbital 3d printing in a big way.

July 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
NASA going for orbital 3d printing in a big way.

NASA has awarded a $73.7 million contract to Made In Space, Inc. (California), to demonstrate the ability of a small spacecraft, called Archinaut One, to manufacture and assemble spacecraft components in low-Earth orbit. The in-space robotic manufacturing and assembly technologies could be important for America’s Moon to Mars exploration approach. Archinaut One is expected to […]

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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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NASA’s 3D-printed Moon/Mars base plans are in.

April 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
NASA’s 3D-printed Moon/Mars base plans are in.

NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge is a competition to create 3d-printed bases for the Moon, Mars and beyond using resources available off-world. April 2019 will see a $2 million prize purse go to the team best able to autonomously construct a habitat in a head-to-head habitat print run in April 2019. The challenge is managed through […]

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NASA says they will go from the Moon to Mars.

March 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
NASA says they will go from the Moon to Mars.

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine had this to say to SFcrowsnest yesterday, speaking about their plans to go from the Moon to Mars. “President Trump’s fiscal year 2020 NASA budget is one of the strongest on record for our storied agency. At $21 billion, this budget represents a nearly 6 percent increase over last year’s request […]

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What astronauts really saw on the Moon.

February 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
What astronauts really saw on the Moon.

Here’s a min-doc made from Episode 11 of season 11 of the History Channel’s Ancient Aliens, which asks the question about what NASA’s astronauts really saw on the Moon, and why this might explain why (a) the USA stopped their Moon programme and (b) why the Russians gave up, even though they were close to […]

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Alien DNA whisked up by NASA.

February 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
Alien DNA whisked up by NASA.

In a research breakthrough funded by NASA, scientists have synthesised a molecular system that, like DNA, can store and transmit information. This unprecedented feat suggests there could be an alternative to DNA-based life, as we know it on Earth – a genetic system for life that may be possible on other worlds. This new molecular […]

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NASA’s newly landed OSIRIS-REx probe discovers water on asteroid.

December 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
NASA’s newly landed OSIRIS-REx probe discovers water on asteroid.

Recently analysed data from NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has revealed water locked inside the clays that make up its scientific target, the asteroid Bennu. During the mission’s approach phase, between mid-August and early December, the spacecraft travelled 1.4 million miles (2.2 million km) on its journey from Earth to […]

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Voyager 2 goes interstellar.

December 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
Voyager 2 goes interstellar.

For the second time in human history, an artificial Terran object has reached the space between the stars. NASA’s Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere – the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by the Sun. Comparing data from different instruments aboard the trailblazing spacecraft, mission scientists determined the probe crossed […]

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Mars or Bust! InSight Lander probes the Red Planet.

November 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
Mars or Bust! InSight Lander probes the Red Planet.

Mars has just received its newest robotic resident. NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander successfully touched down on the Red Planet after an almost seven-month, 300-million-mile (458-million-kilometer) journey from Earth. InSight’s two-year mission will be to study the deep interior of Mars to learn how all celestial bodies with […]

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NASA will look for Martian life with 2020 Rover.

November 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
NASA will look for Martian life with 2020 Rover.

NASA has chosen Jezero Crater as the landing site for its upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission after a five year search. The rover mission is scheduled to launch in July 2020 as NASA’s next step in exploration of the Red Planet. It will not only seek signs of ancient habitable conditions – and past microbial […]

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