The folks at Planetary Resources put together this retro 50s themed video about space mining. Check out their Kickstarter page for their ARKYD 100 space telescope. Suddenly I have the urge to play Fallout. Science! Space! Yay!
Posts Categorized: The Machine’s Space Update
Things are getting interesting at NASA. Former astronaut Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) confirmed that NASA is seeking $100 million to grab a Near Earth Asteroid (NEA) and bring it closer to Earth for study. The plan calls for using a robotic spacecraft to capture a NEA and bring it into stable lunar orbit. In 2021… Read more »
The recent hubbub about the ‘Siding Spring’ comet (aka WORMWOOD) heading for Mars got me thinking about terraforming. Should the comet actually hit the Red Planet the impact would be immense. The nucleus of the comet is estimated to be from 15 km to 50 km wide traveling at a velocity 56 km/second. An impact… Read more »
The launch and orbital insertion of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft with 2,300 pounds of cargo bound for the International Space Station (ISS) was successful this morning. This is great news indeed given the engine explosion in the last launch. Although the launch was a success, there was some issues once the Dragon reached… Read more »
If all goes as planned this Friday, Mar 1, 2013 at 10:10 a.m. EST (15:10 GMT) Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) will launch a Dragon capsule atop a Falcon 9 rocket carrying supplies and cargo to the International Space Station (ISS). A “static fire test” was executed successfully on Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 1:30… Read more »
The meteor that exploded over Russia last week dominated the news last week. Fortunately for us it was a little guy and never hit the ground. According to NASA this was the largest reported blast since the Tunguska event in 1908. The types of meteors likely hit the us more often than we know… Read more »