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May 18, 2020

SpaceX, Boeing Race to Put Astronauts in Space From the US

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With the biggest launch in nearly a decade two weeks away, it’s been a two-horse race in the new “space race”.

May 17, 2020

Plutonem: Adding Efficiency to Space Travel Through Fusion Rockets

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Since the ancient times, humans have been observant and curious to know why everything around us exists. Looking up into the sky, we see many celestial objects such as stars and planets. In the past few centuries, we have made many jumps in the field of space exploration. Telescopes have been created, the stars have been mapped, people have flown in space and even lived there for over six months. These activities have played a major role in the development of our knowledge about space, yet there is so much more we need to discover.

One thing we need to find is how to make space travel quicker and more efficient. Why making space travel better, out of all the problems mankind faces? Currently, our global population is about 7.6 billion and is exponentially rising. By 2025, in just seven years, the global population will be roughly 8.1 billion. Since our resource availability is going down and our population is rising, the Earth can not sustain such an imbalance. This why we must start looking to live on other planets and in order to do this, shortening the time it takes to reach such planets is a necessity.

As a society, when we think of space in general, we just think “oh yeah, that’s cool” but there are multiple problems with space travel. One major issue is the lack of experience. The last Moon landing was in 1972 and space shuttles have been out of use 2011. We can’t just get up and say “you know what, let’s go to space” as it takes many years of preparation and training. This ties to two other major problems:

May 16, 2020

NASA and ‘Kerbal Space Program’ challenge gamers to recreate historic SpaceX launch to space station

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NASA and the makers of “Kerbal Space Program 2” are looking for gamers with the right stuff to recreate SpaceX’s Demo-2 Crew Dragon mission.

May 15, 2020

SpaceX animation show how new ‘Starship’ will transport people to Mars

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May 15, 2020

Hey, Class of 2020! SpaceX and NASA want to launch your photo on historic Dragon flight

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“Submit your photo today to fly with the crew on Dragon and commemorate your achievements!” SpaceX wrote on its website.

Related: In photos: SpaceX’s historic Demo-2 test flight with astronauts More: How SpaceX’s Crew Dragon space capsule works (infographic)

May 15, 2020

NASA and SpaceX Prepare to #LaunchAmerica

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Together with SpaceX, we will return human spaceflight to American soil after nearly a decade. May 27th is not only a big day for our teams – it’s a big day for our country.

What does our upcoming NASA Commercial Crew Program mission mean to YOU? Here’s how to submit your responses using #LaunchAmerica : https://go.nasa.gov/2Wk2opU

Watch the full trailer: https://go.nasa.gov/35LLaov

May 14, 2020

NASA and SpaceX are now less than two weeks from a historic crew launch

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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft is less than two weeks from launching NASA astronauts to the International Space Station for the first time, but some big obstacles still stand in the way.

With this SpaceX mission, known as Demo-2, veteran NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are set to launch on a Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on May 27. The historic launch will be the first crewed launch from the United States to orbit since NASA’s space shuttle program ended in 2011.

May 14, 2020

Here’s what SpaceX and NASA’s crucial Crew Dragon mission should look like on May 27

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SpaceX and NASA are planning a triumphant return to American human spaceflight on May 27, with the SpaceX Demo-2 mission for its Crew Dragon spacecraft. This is the final step required for Crew Dragon to become certified for human flight, after which it’ll enter into regular operational service ferrying people (and some cargo) to the International Space Station on behalf of the U.S. and some of its allies.

The animation above shows how SpaceX and NASA envision the mission going, from the astronauts stepping out of their ride to the launch pad (a Tesla Model X badged with NASA logos past and present), their trip across the bridge linking the launch tower to the Falcon 9 that will take them up and their spacecraft’s separation from the rocket and subsequent docking procedure with the ISS.

SpaceX and NASA have done plenty of preparation to get to this point, including running a full uncrewed original demo mission that more or less followed this exact flow, just without any actual astronauts on board. That mission also included the undocking of the Crew Dragon capsule, and its return to Earth, with a parachute-assisted splashdown in the ocean.

May 13, 2020

Any Idea About NASA? Are They Actually Operating On A Warp Drive?

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An internal attainability report proposes the organization maybe, or possibly that going through collapsed space is a piece of the NASA interstellar spaceflight menu.

In the report, propelled impetus physicist Harold “Sonny” White clarifies the thoughts of a hypothetical physicist (and companion) Miguel Alcubierre. He at that point portrays an “oddity” in Alcubierre’s work, and how that Catch 22 may be set out to make a working model.

The conversational term “twist drive” has originated from sci-fi, and it alludes to sub-luminal (not exactly the speed of light) head out that complies with Einstein’s hypothesis of general relativity yet at the same time pushes speed to total most extreme that is hypothetically conceivable. In the Star Trek canon, dynamic structures come consistently nearer to a theoretical obstruction—the manner in which genuine researchers keep on slashing ever nearer to supreme zero. In actuality, light speed is the hindrance.

May 13, 2020

Is NASA Actually Working On a Warp Drive?

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Got a bran new warp drive update, and there is a pdf that gives parameters:

. Consider the following to help illustrate the point – assume the spacecraft heads out towards Alpha Centauri and has a conventional propulsion system capable of reaching 0.1c. The spacecraft initiates a boost field with a value of 100 which acts on the initial velocity resulting in an apparent speed of 10c. The spacecraft will make it to Alpha Centauri in 0.43 years as measured by an earth observer and an observer in the flat space-time volume encapsulated by the warp bubble.

So, with a few slower than light models, like using antimatter, allowing half the speed of light, that would mean 50c.

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