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Forget rockets – a lunar elevator is the future of Moon travel

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Blasting off in a rocket is an expensive, difficult and dangerous way to get to the Moon. Colin Stuart looks into another way we could travel there and back.

The Sun’s 11-year cycle cannot explain global warming

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The Earth's global climate system fluctuates in 11-year and 3, 5-year cycles find Yizhak Feliks, Justin Small and Michael Ghil.

New ALMA receivers achieve first light, set record for observational capabilities

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A new set of receivers installed on antennas at the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have achieved first light.

‘Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space,’ a docuseries on SpaceX’s 1st all-civilian spaceflight, launches on...

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The private Inspiration4 astronauts set to fly on SpaceX's first all-civilian spaceflight this month are launching into the limelight today (Sept. 6) with a new Netflix documentary series.

A 150-Year Old Idea Could Lead To A Breakthrough In Space Travel

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The increasing frequency of both natural and man-made catastrophes such as worldwide pandemics and climate catastrophes has re-validated the urgency to establish humanity as a multi-planet species.

JAPANESE ROCKET ENGINE EXPLODES: CONTINUOUSLY AND ON PURPOSE

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Liquid-fuelled rocket engine design has largely followed a simple template since the development of the German V-2 rocket in the middle of World War 2.

Cosmonauts on spacewalk run power and data to new space station module

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collectSPACE.com Home News Spaceflight Cosmonauts on spacewalk run power and data to new space station module By Robert Z. Pearlman 4 days ago Click here for more Space.com videos... CLOSE Two cosmonauts completed the first in a series of spacewalks needed to outfit a newly-added Russian module to the International Space Station.

NOVEL SATELLITE DEORBITING METHOD CAN HELP MITIGATE SPACE DEBRIS CRISIS

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The population of satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO) is expected to rapidly rise over the next decade, adding to those already present. Accompanying this increase of satellites is a higher risk of space junk-forming collisions between active satellites, inactive satellites or other space debris.

THREE-STAGE THRUST VECTORING MODEL ROCKET WITH TINY FLIGHT COMPUTERS

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Flying a thrust-vectoring rocket can be a challenge, and even more so if you stack multiple stages and a minimalist flight computer on top of it all. But [Joe Barnard] is not one to shy away from such a challenge, so he built a three stage actively guided rocket named Shreeek.

Astronauts in space will soon resurrect an AI robot friend called CIMON

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An AI-powered robot with a digital face is ready for a new mission on the International Space Station.  The robot, called CIMON-2 (it's short for Crew Interactive...
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Lockheed, Northrop invest in a startup that wants to refuel satellites...

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Defense industry giants Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman are investing in Orbit Fab, a San Francisco-based startup that wants to build gas stations in space that can refuel satellites and prolong their lifespan, the companies announced Monday.
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