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Spacecraft ‘sails’ pushed by solar winds could be the future of economic missions to Mars.

#solarwind     #spacecraft   #Mars     #mannedmission  
Spacecraft 'sails' (or e-Sails) pushed by solar winds could be the future of economic back-and-forth missions from Earth to Mars.
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Sails have to continually be adjusted, so the vessel stays on course. How is that going to be accomplished???
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Yonas Kidane

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Well, I didn't catch this till now. Apparently, our favorite crash test dummy Buster is on the job for the upcoming SpaceX launch escape system test.
 
Yep, Buster is on the job. 
Excerpt: "Buster, the dummy, is already strapped in for Wednesday's nearly mile-high ride from Cape Canaveral, Florida. He'll be alone as the mock-up capsule is fired from a ground test stand and soars out over the Atlantic, then parachutes down." 
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"The capsule — rigged with sensors and cameras — is expected to soar more than 4,500 feet high and come down 6,000 feet offshore, due east. Buster will be subjected to four to 4½ times the force of Earth's gravity."
Full article: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/spacex-mile-high-escape-test-161336105.html
Found courtesy +Ricardo Blanco 
SpaceX is just days away from shooting up a crew capsule to test a launch escape system designed to save astronauts' lives. Buster, the dummy, is already strapped in for Wednesday's nearly mile-high ride ...
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Run, Buster, Run!!! #saveyourself!!! lol
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Tech Gen Mag

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NASA's NuSTAR discovers mysterious high-energy X-ray glow near the center of our galaxy.
NASA's NuSTAR discovers mysterious high-energy X-ray glow near the center of our galaxy.
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Silver surfer.
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Anna LeMind

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It may not be giant green monsters or the little gray men we see in the world of science fiction, but scientists are coming close to finding alien life.
It may not be giant green monsters or the little gray men we see in the world of science fiction, but scientists are coming close to finding alien life.
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I'm an alien and have gone relatively *unnoticed for over 50 yrs.
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Jeffrey Duddles

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+The Onion having a bit of fun with the science of flying through space.
MONROEVILLE, PA—Listing off a litany of structural and technological flaws, the nation’s leading aerospace engineers issued a stern warning Thursday that local 6-year-old Bradley Koenig’s design for a spaceship is entirely unsafe. Expert...
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Charles Black

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Sen—New images of the dwarf planet Pluto, taken by NASA’s fast-approaching New Horizons spacecraft, confirm Hubble Space Telescope observations that the diminutive icy body has sharp differences in how much sunlight is being reflected off its surface. 
http://sen.com/news/new-horizons-closing-in-on-pluto-new-images-show #NewHorizons #Pluto  
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, fast approaching the dwarf planet Pluto and its five moons, has released new image of Pluto and its largest moon Charon, revealing surface features.
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Charles Black

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Sen—A Russian cargo ship launched to resupply the crew of the International Space Station on Tuesday will never make it to the outpost, becoming a 2.6 billion ruble (USD $50.5m) piece of space junk destined to disintegrate in a fiery reentry to Earth's atmosphere.

http://sen.com/news/progress-cargo-freighter-declared-a-complete-loss 
A Russian cargo ship launched to resupply the crew of the International Space Station Tuesday will never make it to the ISS.
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What a waste.
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Janusz Barbacki

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#progress M-27M going down. Live story updates
All the latest developments as Progress M-27M vessel, which was carrying supplies to the International Space Station, is said to be out of control
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Thanks for the link.  The quality of journalism isn't great, but it's nice to have a live blog!
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Tony Trucano

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Can we calculate gravity variables on other planet is that just speculation?
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It is speculation. That is why dark matter was introduced, as observation does not support the math
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Jeffrey Duddles

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Jeffrey Duddles originally shared:
 
From the Twitter :
@elonmusk: My favorite shot from the last rocket landing attempt on the droneship http://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/594750998398140417/photo/1
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Jenny Winder

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Samantha explains gravity of the situation from the ISS
Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has been demonstrating the principle of gravity in a new teaching video filmed in the best place imaginable—the microgravity environment of the International Space Station (ISS). 
#ISS #samanthacristoforetti #Expedition43
See more at: http://sen.com/news/samantha-explains-gravity-of-the-situation-from-the-iss#sthash.V6Mg3TI4.dpuf
European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti on the International Space Station (ISS) has been demonstrating the principle of gravity in a new teaching video.
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Brad Curry

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Tell me about the black knight?
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No guys this is something the government is covering up about an strange satellite in orbit. It looks like a chess knight or pawn its black, whats it for no one knows. 
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Cian O'Regan

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Can the International Space Station survive with the growing tension between the United States and Russia?

This cool cartoon article gives a great insight into the past, present and future of global collaboration in space.

#OrbitalPerspective #TheKeyIsWe
Can the ISS survive the new cold war?
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+mrrightnow101 Я о том что вы говорите не наблюдаю. Куда хочу туда еду! Хочу работаю хочу не работаю. Меня никто не заставляет делать то что я не хочу.  Где здесь тоталитаризм? Где по вашему "ГУЛАГ"; Больше похоже на западную пропаганду.  Вам то виднее говорить о том чего не испытали сами.  
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Tony Trucano

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 What is the most feasible sci-fi representation in the media of space travel and the least?
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... that would be - whatever's in your imaginative head, humarn :p (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7B3Ypqpxh0#t=105)
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Charles Black

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MESSENGER'S mission at Mercury comes to a crashing end:

http://sen.com/news/messenger-s-mission-at-mercury-comes-to-crashing-end #MESSENGER   #Mercury  
NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft fell silent Thursday April 30, wrapping up four years of studies of the Solar System’s innermost planet with a crash landing into Mercury
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Yikes
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Sascha D

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NASA can't figure out if new engine design is an error and breaks laws of physics or just awesomely efficient
A group of NASA scientists have been working on a potentially revolutionary space engine that doesn't require rocket fuel and could make a trip to Mars in just 10 weeks. Or, they could be looking...
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primarily getting the proper compression on the magnetic fields... if you can compress a toroidal magnetic field until the center of the toroid has a diameter near unto the size of a single atom or better yet the size of a proton you will be able to bend all matter around it as well as collectively pull matter through it much like the effect of a black hole but contained by the physical construct.
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Janusz Barbacki

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More competition is better
 
Huge congrats to our friends at @blueorigin! #newshepard http://ow.ly/Mlk2O
Blue Origin has joined the rocket club.
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Ah... That signals new steps in astronomy. New information, new steps.
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Jeffrey Duddles

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Track the troubled Russian Progress supply ship...
 
 Le cargo Progresse est considéré comme perdu par l'agence spatiale Russe, et il a entamé sa chute vers la Terre. 
Il s'agit d'une chute lente, mais pour le moment la date précise du retour n'est pas connue. Elle est simplement estimée entre le 7 et le 11 mai. 
D'ici là sa trajectoire peut être suivie en temps réel sur le site N2YO.
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PROGRESS 59 is a Russian ressuply station headed to the International Space Station. Carrying more than 6,000 pounds of food, fuel, and supplies, the unpiloted ISS Progress 59 cargo craft launched at 3:09 a....
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"Space time really tracking"
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Tony Trucano

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Which planet beyond Mars is most suitable for colonization? I know there are a lot of gaseous planets, sooo...
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You need to add a ridiculous amount of mass to do that
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