When humans try to live on the Moon and Mars, they’re going to need protection from the harsh environments. Fortunately, there are ready-made homes on these worlds: lava tubes.
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The ESA is working on artificially intelligent robots that could be controlled from a distance by astronauts. The pair could work as a team to accomplish maintenance and other tasks on future planetary missions.
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Is Musk’s Tesla Roadster in space a biological threat to life on other worlds, a back-up for life on Earth, or a harmless bauble?
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Researchers at Penn State are developing methods of turning human waste into food. And microbes, not plants, would provide the food.
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Dr. Claudius Gros explains the purpose, intent, and technology behind Project Genesis, which seeks to seed “transiently habitable” exoplanets with life to jumpstart the evolutionary process.
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – After postponing last week’s liftoff of the covert ‘Zuma’ spy satellite due to last minute concerns about the reliability of the payload fairing encapsulating it while poised for liftoff at KSC pad 39, SpaceX is set to at last resume launches from their previously damaged and now repaired Cape Canaveral pad 40 on a cargo resupply mission for NASA to the International Space Station (ISS) on Dec 4.
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NASA WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, VA – Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are now busily unloading nearly four tons of science experiments, research gear, station equipment and crew supplies – following the spectacular launch of the Orbital ATK Antares rocket earlier this week on Sunday Nov. 12 from Virginia’s eastern shore that propelled the Cygnus cargo freighter to an on time arrival two days later on Tuesday Nov. 14.
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The S.S. Gene Cernan Cygnus spacecraft named in honor of the Apollo 17 lunar landing commander and launched by Orbital ATK from the eastern shore of Virgina at breakfast time Sunday, Nov. 12, arrived at the International Space Station early Tuesday morning, Nov 14, carrying over 3.7 tons of research equipment and supplies for the six person resident crew.
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NASA WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, VA – An Orbital ATK Antares rocket successfully blasted off this morning, Sunday, Nov. 12, from the eastern shore of Virginia on a NASA contracted mission bound for the International Space Station (ISS) carrying a Cygnus cargo ship loaded with nearly 4 tons of vital science and supplies.
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NASA WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, VA – The Orbital ATK Antares rocket is all set for a breakfast time blastoff from the commonwealth of Virginia to the International Space Station for NASA with a Cygnus cargo freighter named in honor of Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the Moon.
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