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US and Russian space agencies to launch first year-long mission on the ISS

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If you thought that year out around Europe was an eye opener, how about 12 months on the International Space Station? That's what's in store for two unnamed astronauts. Currently, the maximum stay on the ISS is six months, but in 2015, one Russian, and one American will work...
US and Russian space agencies to launch first year-long mission on the ISS

The Engadget Interview: Sir Richard Branson on Virgin Galactic and space tourism for the everyman

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It's been a particularly good week for Sir Richard Branson. SpaceShipTwo, Virgin Galactic's sub-orbital peoplecarrier broke the sound barrier for the first time, and Virgin America began service into San Jose, California. Sir Richard was in town to welcome VA's first San Jose arrival, and we jumped at the...
The Engadget Interview: Sir Richard Branson on Virgin Galactic and space tourism for the everyman

SpaceX to start International Space Station cargo runs on October 7th, kick off routine private spaceflight

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SpaceX just put a date on when private space travel becomes a seemingly everyday affair: October 7th. That's when the company and NASA expect to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station delivering the first of a dozen cargo loads to the International Space Station...
SpaceX to start International Space Station cargo runs on October 7th, kick off routine private spaceflight
Gallery: Curiosity's first photos from Mars

Tesla CEO and SpaceX Founder Elon Musk: The Full D11 Interview (Video)

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As CEO of both Tesla Motors and SpaceX, Elon Musk is methodically and intensely focused, but in conversation he’s surprisingly easygoing and willing to poke fun at himself. Somehow he’s actually pioneering space travel to Mars and also the first person to make the joke about how ridiculous that sounds....
Tesla CEO and SpaceX Founder Elon Musk: The Full D11 Interview (Video)

Reading Rainbow is back! Our in-depth video interview with LeVar Burton

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Reading Rainbow is making a big comeback, and it’s skipping your TV in favor of the other screen in your living room: your iPad. In an in-depth chat in VentureBeat, Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton came to chat about how the reincarnation came to be. As always, Burton was...
Reading Rainbow is back! Our in-depth video interview with LeVar Burton

What If the Apollo Program Never Happened?

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astroengine writes "In a recent debate, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said he would like to beat the Chinese back to the moon. He has even been so bold as to propose setting up a manned base by 2020, driven by empowering private industry to take the initiative. It's...
What If the Apollo Program Never Happened?
Silicon Valley VCs predict 2013 trends: Space, robots, self-driving cars
Elon Musk's SpaceX Is Testing Technology To Make Rockets Reusable
Elon Musk is hopeful for a SpaceX commercial space port in Texas

Nexus One launched into space on CubeSat, becomes first PhoneSat in orbit (video)

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Google's Nexus One has dreamt of space travel for a while now, but on Monday it was finally launched into orbit aboard a CubeSat dubbed STRaND-1, which was developed by Surrey Satellite Technology and the University of Surrey's Surrey Space Centre. STRaND-1 now holds the honor of being the...
Nexus One launched into space on CubeSat, becomes first PhoneSat in orbit (video)

Minecraft creator announces hardcore space simulator as next project

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The well-known creator of the PC hit Minecraft, Markus "Notch" Persson, announced today that his next game project will be an ambitious multiplayer space travel simulation game that sounds somewhat similar to EVE Online. Read the comments on this post...
Minecraft creator announces hardcore space simulator as next project

Watch Elon Musk talk about SpaceX over 8 years before the Dragon docked with the Space Station

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As you know, Elon Musk’s SpaceX program officially hit a milestone by docking its Dragon craft with the International Space Station. This hasn’t been an overnight success story, as Musk has been working on SpaceX since 2002. Here are a few clips from a Standord talk Musk did in October...
Watch Elon Musk talk about SpaceX over 8 years before the Dragon docked with the Space Station

Goldilocks, A Dwarf and NASA's Short Term Future

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Space sucks. Literally. The void of space is one perpetual vacuum that would suck the brain out of any exposed human through their ears. In space there is also unfiltered radiation, extreme temperatures and a multitude of other ways that humans can be harmed outside of low-Earth orbit. Learning...
Goldilocks, A Dwarf and NASA's Short Term Future

Hey PC Industry: Stop Being So Damn Touchy-Feely

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Intel's CES prediction that there will be $599 ultrabooks with touchscreens on the market by the end of 2013 promises to shake up the computer market, giving the finger to the notion that Tablets Will Rule All. But do we really need to have touchscreens on every new computing device?...
Hey PC Industry: Stop Being So Damn Touchy-Feely

Space-travel startups take off

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Inside companies like XCOR and Virgin Galactic that are vying to win the privatized space age. By Peter Elkind, editor-at-large FORTUNE - The private space flight has largely been the province of stargazing billionaires, such as Microsoft (MSFT) co-founder Paul Allen, Tesla (TSLA) chief Elon Musk, and Amazon's (AMZN) Jeff...
Space-travel startups take off

Wildly optimistic mission to Mars plan earns skepticism

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A newly announced and privately organized mission to Mars, dubbed "Inspiration Mars: A Mission For America," intends to give one man-and-woman married couple a round-trip ticket around the red planet less than five years from now, as disclosed in a press conference Wednesday. Though the project shares its space...
Wildly optimistic mission to Mars plan earns skepticism

Near-lightspeed space travel: Not as cool-looking as you think

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If you never have the opportunity to travel at near-lightspeed in space, you won't be missing much. It actually looks a bit boring. [Read more]...
Near-lightspeed space travel: Not as cool-looking as you think
NASA is funding a 3D food printer, and it'll start with pizza

NASA working on faster-than-light space travel, says warp drives are 'plausible'

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Trekkies rejoice: while real breakthroughs in warp drive design haven’t happened yet, we’re moving closer to making faster-than-light travel truly feasible.Researchers found that making adjustments to the design of a real-life warp drive first proposed by physicist Michael Alcubierre in 1994 significantly reduces the amount of energy required to power...
NASA working on faster-than-light space travel, says warp drives are 'plausible'

This Is How NASA Prepares Smartphones For Space Travel (GOOG)

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NASA has been using smartphones in space for a couple years at this point. But you can't just take any old smartphone aboard the space shuttle. As with any object that leaves Earth's atmosphere, you have to be selective and picky. NASA revealed the process it uses to get a...
This Is How NASA Prepares Smartphones For Space Travel (GOOG)

Astronauts on the space station open the hatch of the docked SpaceX Dragon [video]

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In case you missed it, Elon Musk’s SpaceX program successfully docked with the International Space Station, a first for a non-governmental vehicle, early this morning, and what a momentous occasion it was. Think about it, up until the past few years, space travel in the United States was for NASA...
Astronauts on the space station open the hatch of the docked SpaceX Dragon [video]
SpaceX's reusable rocket completes short, controlled flight

Ideas worthy of space travel: The YouTube Space Lab global winners

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Can you teach an old spider new tricks? Could better understanding alien superbugs cure diseases on Earth? These are the questions that will be asked by the two winning experiments of YouTube Space Lab, the science competition that challenged students from 14 to 18 years old to design a science...
Ideas worthy of space travel: The YouTube Space Lab global winners
The right stuff: inside the race to be the first American in space

NASA funds 3D food printer, pizza is the first item on the menu

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Last week we had lab-grown burgers; this week it's powdered pizza. NASA's gotten in on the synthesized food action by awarding a $125,000 grant to Anjan Contractor, head of Systems & Materials Research Corporation, to develop a 3D food printer. The first device Contractor plans to build under the...
NASA funds 3D food printer, pizza is the first item on the menu

The 15 Startups Everyone Is Talking About In Silicon Valley Right Now

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For the last week we've been asking everyone we talk to in Silicon Valley which startups are working on cool stuff. What follows is a round of what the companies that people are most excited about.Crowdtilt is helping friends pay for things more easily. Year Founded: 2011 Space: Group-buying Why...
The 15 Startups Everyone Is Talking About In Silicon Valley Right Now

Hyperspace travel would look very different than it does in the movies

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When we watch movies or play video games that feature space travel, someone inevitably ratchets up their ship's speed to warp drive and begins traveling through hyperspace. In most forms of visual media, hyperspace travel is depicted as the stars turning into long streaks of light, rushing by a ship's...
Hyperspace travel would look very different than it does in the movies

NASA, SpaceX launch new era of space travel

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The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully blasted off from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Sunday night, marking a new chapter in America's space program....
NASA, SpaceX launch new era of space travel
"The US Is A Country Of Explorers" Says Elon Musk As He Plans For A Texas-Based Spaceport
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