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The Time a Pickup Truck Pulled the Space Shuttle

All the engineering behind the Endeavour Shuttle’s 26th and final mission. Endeavour’s 26th mission was a lot slower and a lot shorter than the previous 25, but it was still full of fascinating engineering challenges. This October marks the 10-year anniversary of the nearly 3-day trip, so let’s reminisce on this incredible feat and dive […]

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Science Space

New Supercomputer Simulation Sheds Light on Moon’s Origin

A new NASA and Durham University simulation puts forth a different theory of the Moon’s origin – the Moon may have formed in a matter of hours, when material from the Earth and a Mars sized-body were launched directly into orbit after the impact. The simulations used in this research are some of the most […]

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Space

Space for all: Not your father’s astronauts!

So far, only around 600 people have been to space, which is shocking given that there are around 7 or 8 billion of people in existence. Is that about to change? What changes will it bring to humanity? Beltalowda!

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Robotics Space

How Wheels May Soon Become Obsolete For Mars Exploration

Here’s a look at the recent collaboration between NASA and Boston Dynamics, with Spot.

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Space

The Space Economy is About to Get a Lot Bigger

Bloomberg Quicktake explores the booming business and economy of Space. As space becomes more accessible to private enterprise, many companies are hoping to make it not just possible, but affordable to put objects into orbit. Now a startup called Astra is on the verge of launching rockets at a fraction of the cost to competitors, […]

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Space

This Year The Space Station Is Getting Its First Major Expansion in a Decade

Scott Manley highlights the upgrades and expansions that the International Space Station is getting this year. The forced retirement of the Space Shuttle meant that new hardware was necessarily small and expansions were off the table.

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Space

Using a Commodore 64 to Talk to the International Space Station

Retro Recipes wires up a Commodore 64, a ham radio, and a modem to reach out to the stars. (or at least near Earth orbit).

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Space

Dawn of the Space Plane

Ashlee Vance reports on a New Zealand company that has built its own space-plane prototype. Dawn Aerospace hopes to establish a cheap, quick way to transport objects into orbit, and in doing so transform the commercialization of space. For decades, humans have been trying to make a plane that can reach space and return to […]

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Future Space

This New Nuclear Battery Could Power Deep Space Missions for Decades

Seeker explains how a new kind of nuclear battery could power missions into deep space. In April of 2020, NASA researchers announced they had come up with a new approach to fusion that has the potential to power missions into deep space, and maybe even future laptops here on Earth. This is really exciting news […]

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