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1st private moon flight passenger to invite creative guests

After announcing that he'll take the first-ever commercial rocket trip around the moon, Yusaku Maezawa said he wants company for the weeklong journey. The Japanese billionaire said he plans ...

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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SpaceX to announce private moon flight passenger

SpaceX is on the verge of announcing the name of person who would be the first private passenger on a trip around the moon.

Mon 17 Sep 18 from Phys.org

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Can scientists crack secret of Nasa's fuel-free thruster?

Physicist Dr Mike McCulloch, from Plymouth University, has been awarded £990,000 ($1.3 million) by the US government to develop a fuel-free rocket engine.

2 hours ago from Daily Mail

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Image: Frosty crater on Mars

This image shows the south-facing rim of a pit crater at 68°S in the Sisyphi Planum region of Mars. It is a colour composite made from images acquired on 2 September 2018 by the Colour and Stereo ...

5 hours ago from Phys.org

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Kilopower Project: Los Alamos' New Nuclear Reactors Could Power Spacecraft and Moon Bases

The future of space exploration may rest in the hands of a group of Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers. They’ve built the first of a new generation of small nuclear reactors intended ...

16 hours ago from Discover Magazine

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NovaSAR: UK radar satellite to track illegal shipping activity

The all-British NovaSAR spacecraft will monitor big stretches of ocean for suspicious shipping activity.

Sat 15 Sep 18 from BBC News

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NASA blasts off space laser satellite to track ice loss

NASA's most advanced space laser satellite blasted off Saturday on a mission to track ice loss around the world and improve forecasts of sea level rise as the climate warms.

Sat 15 Sep 18 from Phys.org

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First science image from NASA's TESS exoplanet hunter captures swathe of the southern sky

Following a successful journey to lunar resonant orbit (with a couple of holiday snaps along the way), NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is now getting down to business. ...

8 hours ago from Gizmag

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MarCO makes space for small explorers

Twenty years ago, CubeSats—a class of boxy satellites small enough to fit in a backpack—were used by universities as a teaching aid. Simpler, smaller and cheaper than traditional satellites, ...

Fri 14 Sep 18 from Phys.org

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'How Close To Sending Humans To Mars?' Should Ask '... To Moon?' Right Now No-one Can Repeat Apollo, Including The US

People often ask, "How close are we to sending humans to Mars" and it's not surprising given the optimistic presentations by Elon Musk and others. However, Mars is just too far away ...

Mon 17 Sep 18 from Science 2.0

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