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Dec 20, 2015

Warp drive and wormholes could be used for time travel, says physicist

Posted by in categories: cosmology, space travel, time travel

Older, but interesting idea—

Warp drive and stargate wormholes could be used for time travel to the past. That’s the surprising conclusion that controversial theoretical physicist and author Dr. Jack Sarfatti has reached from his research into dark energy and dark matter.

Hubble image of dark matter ring in galaxy cluster

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Dec 17, 2015

SpaceX is launching its most powerful rocket for the first time this weekend

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

These upgrades certainly get Elon Musk’s seal of approval.

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Dec 15, 2015

Year in review: Pluto unveiled as a world like no other — By Christopher Crockett | ScienceNews

Posted by in categories: space, space travel, water


“The alien landscapes of Pluto and its moons dazzled scientists and nonscientists alike this year. More than eight decades after its discovery, Pluto became much more than a nondescript point of light. It’s a dynamic, complex world unlike any other orbiting the sun.”

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Dec 11, 2015

Elon Musk Is Ready to Conquer Mars

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

One of his companies is trying to upend the auto industry. Another of his companies is trying to put people on Mars. Yet another is trying to bring electricity to everyone who needs it. Elon Musk wants to reinvent the world in a single lifetime. But is the future ready for Elon Musk?

Following the current fashion for visionary technological geniuses to be portrayed through three critical moments in their lives, * here are three from Elon Musk’s. Except, in this case, they all come from one single day—October 12, 2015, a Monday—a day that feels like it could’ve been pretty much any day in Musk’s life right now.

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Dec 6, 2015

Beyond the Boundary — The Greatest Challenge: Manned Interstellar Travel

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space travel

By Andreas M. Hein in Artificial Intelligence and Science Fiction. Beyond the Boundary: Exploring the Science and Culture of Interstellar Spaceflight.

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Dec 4, 2015

SpaceX Will Try Its Next Rocket Landing on Solid Ground

Posted by in category: space travel

Following two failed landings at sea, the next Falcon 9 rocket will attempt to touch down at Cape Canaveral.

After SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket returns to flight later this month, the company will try to land the first stage booster back on solid ground, according to NASA officials. If successful, it would mark not only the first successful landing and recovery of the company’s flagship rocket, but also the first terrestrial rocket landing for SpaceX after two failed landing attempts at sea.

The launch—which could come as soon as December 15, though a flight plan has not been confirmed by the U.S. Air Force—marks a big next step for SpaceX. The mission will be the company’s first since a June launch in which an unmanned Falcon 9 bound for the International Space Station broke apart mid-flight. The landing attempt will also follow the successful launch and landing of a reusable rocket by rival spaceflight company Blue Origin last week.

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Dec 1, 2015

SpaceX Will Attempt Next Rocket Landing At Cape Canaveral Instead Of In The Ocean

Posted by in category: space travel

Next time a SpaceX rocket touches down, it will be on solid ground.

Florida Today broke the news today that SpaceX was hoping to land its next Falcon 9 rocket on the ground at NASA’s Cape Canaveral facility in Florida.

SpaceX has attempted to land a rocket gently before, but those attempts were made on giant floating platforms in the ocean (which just missed). Then, last week, competitor Blue Origin managed to land it’s own reusable rocket safely on the ground, amping up the public pressure on SpaceX to successfully land their own rocket.

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Nov 25, 2015

Russia and Europe Want a Moon Colony—Why Is NASA So Focused on Mars?

Posted by in category: space travel

Only 12 people—all Americans—have put their boots on the Moon. Today, however, NASA has no plans to send humans back to our pockmarked satellite. Instead, its space pioneers will shoot straight to Mars (and wave to the Moon as they pass it by).

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Nov 24, 2015

Jeff Bezos launched and landed the world’s first reusable rocket

Posted by in category: space travel

Sub-orbital only, but still very nice.

A big milestone.

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Nov 24, 2015

NASA gives MIT a humanoid robot to develop software for future space missions

Posted by in categories: information science, robotics/AI, space travel

A team led by MIT Professor Russ Tedrake has been selected by NASA to develop algorithms for the 6-foot-tall “Valkyrie” robot in support of future space travel to Mars and beyond.

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