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Space Adventures, Inc. and SpaceX will fly private citizens on the first Crew Dragon free-flyer mission. This mission will be the first orbital space tourism experience provided entirely with American technology. Private citizens will fly aboard SpaceXs fully autonomous Crew …
The Solar Orbiter is a NASA-ESA mission to look at the Suns poles. In the dark of space, Solar Orbiter faces temperatures of minus 300 degrees Fahrenheit. At closest approach, 26 million miles from the Sun, it will encounter intense …
The NASA Assemblers project is a recently awarded Early Career Initiative (ECI) proposal led out of NASAs Langley Research Center, seeks to advance the technology, including hardware and software, that would allow autonomous in-space assembly, a critical technology for future …
NASA has awarded a $142 million contract to Maxar Technologies of Westminster, Colorado,to robotically assemble a communications antenna and manufacture a spacecraft beam in orbit. The technology demonstration is slated to take place on NASAs Restore-L spacecraft, designed to service …
SpaceX tested the escape of the crew dragon. They also purposely blew up the Falcon 9. Retrothrusters were used to re-orient the capsule. Four parachutes deployed and the capsule had a successful splashdown. Brian Wang Brian Wang is a prolific business-oriented …
A NASA NIAC study is developing the technology to get within 0.5 solar radii of the sun. The goal is to scatter 99.9% of the solar radiation. A solar radii is 700,000 kilometers. They want to get to 0 to …
Rigidized polymers appear to be a feasible technology to create space telescopes larger than kilometer sizes. It should be possible to make 50 meter space telescope elements in 1000 kilometer baseline space telescope arrays. The Event Horizon Telescope at 1.3 …
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has uncovered the processes that drive the solar wind the constant outflow of hot, ionized gas that streams outward from the Sun and fills up the solar system and how the solar wind couples …
This is an update of the system under development by John Brophy and his team and it will use a kilometer-scale, multi-hundred-megawatt phased-array laser to beam power to a vehicle that converts it to electrical power for a multi-megawatt electric …
Robert Adams updated the work on a phase 2 Pulsed Fission-Fusion (PuFF) Propulsion Concept. Robert works at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. This system should be able to achieve 15 kW/kg and 30,000 seconds of ISP. This will be …