Tagged: Space

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SpaceX SES 10 Press Conference

Here’s a 4k recording of the entire press conference Elon Musk gave on behalf of SpaceX’s recent SES-10 mission and the cost reduction access to space that the mission achieved.

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Convolutional Neural Networks in Python

In this talk from PyBay2016, Katherine Scott walks through the entire process of building a convolutional neural network for image classification. The process starts with a flask application to label your data, followed by characterizing, training, and evaluating the CNN using Pandas, Jupyter Notebooks, and Bokeh plots. Finally, she shows...

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FPV to Space and Back

Here’s an amazing project  where David Windestål uses a weather balloon to send a remote control airplane up to the edge of space and then pilot it back down to earth using FPV (first person video). Impressive. Most impressive.  Project details are online, if you’re curious about the details.

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Winter Solstice

Vox has compiled a list of facts about the Winter Solstice or, to be more inclusive of readers in the Southern Hemisphere, the December Solstice. In the Northern Hemisphere, it’s the shortest day of the year.  For the next six months, the days will get longer.  In the Southern Hemisphere,...

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7 Ways a Trip to Mars Could Kill You

If you’ve been reading up on the latest innovations on space travel and plans to make Mars accessible, then before you sign up for the trip, make sure you know the risks. No one ever said being a pioneer was easy or safe.

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A Closer Look at SpaceX’s Plan for Colonizing Mars

Elon Musk a speech on his Mars colonization plans in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he detailed his plan to set up a self-sustaining colony of 1 million people on Mars. Given the events of 2016, I doubt Mr. Musk will have any trouble finding volunteers to leave the planet.

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5 Faster Ways to Travel Though Space

Space is vast. Even more than we can imagine. That means space exploration is going to have to wait until we can develop faster propulsion methods. It turns out that scientists are working on that very problem. Here are five faster ways to travel through space.

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Pioneer Probes Off Course

It turns out that the Pioneer 9 and 10 deep probes are way off course and it took three decades to figure out why.