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NASA Funds Microbes That Could Break down Metal

Humanity is going to travel far into space sooner or later, and while we’re still trying to figure out exactly how far we can go and when we’re going to start the journey, making sure that…

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Blue Origin Wants to Take Tourists into Space in 2018

We probably don’t need to tell you that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is the founder of Blue Origin – the private space travel company that aims to make space tourism a reality. Actually, the company plans to take…

A SpaceX drone barge used for sea landing

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Sea Landing Planned for Next SpaceX Rocket Launch

After making their historic rocket landing last year, SpaceX is planning to accomplish another historic feat with a spacecraft, landing it on a platform at sea. It’s something SpaceX have tried twice before in 2015 and…

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Second Commercial Crew Mission for Boeing Ordered by NASA

In a move hopefully stemming from NASA’s revitalized budget for the coming year, NASA has issued Boeing a second flight order as part of the Commercial Crew Program. Boeing is one of two private companies involved…

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Elon Musk Thinks That We Should Find Another Planet to Call Home

We’ve all seen the latest news about Elon Musk and his big plans for Mars, but a recent blog post signed by Tim Urban named “How (and why) SpaceX Will Colonize Mars” does a good job at…

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Interstellar Travel and Time Travel? Never! Says Killjoy Hawking

The major tropes upon which most science fiction is based, time travel and visiting other worlds, will never be achieved by humankind, according to professional bonfire urinator (and astrophysicists) Professor Stephen Hawking. In a BBC interview…

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US Developed a Spaceship Propelled by Nukes in the 1950s Reveals Freeman Dyson

Famed English-born American astrophysicist Freeman Dyson – best known for his theoretical concept for an artificial biosphere that could surround a star and sustain life, known as a Dyson Sphere – has revealed that, before the…

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Energy-Delivering Space Laser Patented

A professor from the University of Alabama has patented a revolutionary space-based laser system designed to generate and deliver energy to a nearby spacecraft. Dr. Richard Fork thinks his new innovation could even be used as the…

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Ferrari to Build Spaceships?

The most famous supercar manufacturer in the world could be set to venture into the realm of spacecrafts. Flavio Manzoni, Design Director for Ferrari, has revealed a series of beautiful high-concept illustrations for a retro-futuristic spaceship.…

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Reports of NASA “Warp Drive” Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

After the huge buzz of discovering that not only was NASA working on its own version of Star Trek’s ‘warp drive’ – the fuelless EmDrive, that uses electromagnetics to propel a craft to astronomical speeds –…

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Mars One Colonising Mission a Scam, According to Finalist

Non-profit Mars colony mission Mars One, currently in the process of narrowing down the candidates it intends to send to the Red Planet, is a scam, according to finalist Dr. Joseph Roche. Roche, an assistant professor…

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Britain Approves Europe’s First Spaceport

The British government has approved plans to build Europe’s first spaceport within the United Kingdom by 2018. The port is set to offer commercial space travel and high-speed international flights. Westminster agreed to the proposal after…

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Mars One Colonising Mission Down to its Final 100 Candidates

The candidates for the four seats on board the non-profit Mars colony mission, Mars One, are down to the final 100. The latest round of cuts on Tuesday reduced the pool from 660 candidates, a process…

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Space Probe Rosetta Is Operational After Being In Hibernation For 4 Years

An artists impression of space probe Rosetta rendezvous with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko The space probe launched by The European Space Agency or ESA has sent its first transmission back to earth after 3 years of hibernation from over 800 million…

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Thousands Trying For A Ticket To Mars

Ever dreamed of going into space? How about landing on Mars? Well the Mars One project which was setup in 2011 with the dream of setting up and starting a permanent colony on Mars, is getting…

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World View Enterprises To Sell $75000 Balloon Rides To Near-Space

Companies offering trips to space are nothing new, but where companies like Virgin Galactic want to use a more familiar style of flying into space in a craft with wings, engines etc, World View wants to…