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39 days to Mars possible now with nuclear-powered VASIMR:

Nuclear powered VASIMR and plasma propulsion doable now.
http://exoscientist.blogspot.com/2015/08/nuclear-powered-vasimr-and-plasma.html

 A criticism of VASIMR plasma drive was that space nuclear power did not have sufficient power at the needed lightweight. However, it turns out that this is due to the heavy electrical generating equipment, not the nuclear reactors themselves.

 Then note that recent research has produced electrical generators at the needed lightweight, thus making nuclear-powered VASIMR viable.

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A technological marvel: from 1M miles away, camera shows dark side of the moon crossing face of Earth

http://goo.gl/XkW7x0

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Wondering how Falcon 9's first stage will fly back to Earth on our next launch? https://www.flickr.com/photos/spacexphotos/16892430560/ #rocketlanding
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Not only can the Morpheus be used for unmanned robotic landers, but scaled up it can produce a manned lunar lander at orders (plural) of magnitude lower cost than the $10 billion NASA previously estimated for a lunar lander. Then Project Morpheus becomes a prime example of how NASA's Technology Transfer program can be utilized.

NASA Technology Transfer for manned BEO spaceflight.
http://exoscientist.blogspot.com/2015/01/nasa-technology-transfer-for-manned-beo.html

Elon Musk confirms internet-via-satellite project: formal announcement still 2 to 3 months away

http://goo.gl/CWwRmt

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Here is a Kickstarter campaign that ties in nicely with this community.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1045364912/high-frontier/description

Please support this. This is really cool!

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New method of transferring energy from organic to inorganic semiconductors could smash solar efficiency records
 
http://goo.gl/TlHqqQ
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