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A must watch documentary on how to get to Mars and colonize it

David Smothers December 30, 2013

The Mars Underground. If you’ve some free time tonight or tomorrow, watch this amazing documentary that explains how we can get to Mars soon and colonize it. As James Cameron puts it: This film captures the spirit of Mars pioneers who refuse to let their dreams be put on hold by a slumbering space program…. Continue Reading »

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Watch Today’s ISS Spacewalk Right Here, Right Now, Live!

David Smothers August 16, 2013

While you’re just settling in at your desk, Russian cosmonauts Alexander Mizurkin and Fyodor Yurchikhin on the International Space Station have been awake for hours preparing for today’s 10:40AM EST spacewalk to install cables (including ethernet) on the outside of the station. And you can watch the whole thing live, right here. The spacewalk should… Continue Reading »

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This Is How NASA Will 3D Print in Space

David Smothers August 13, 2013

NASA recently announced that it plans to take a 3D printer into space in 2014—and now it wants you to see how it will work. This video—complete with some awful music—shows off how astronauts will soon be able to print objects as they orbit Earth. Or, as astronaut Timothy Creamer puts it, how it will… Continue Reading »

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‘Flying Wing’ Uses Half the Fuel of a Standard Airplane

David Smothers January 24, 2013

  Aerospace engineers have long known that ditching a conventional tubular fuselage in favor of a manta-ray-like “hybrid wing” shape could dramatically reduce fuel consumption. A team at NASA has now demonstrated a manufacturing method that promises to make the design practical. Combined with an extremely efficient type of engine, called an ultra-high bypass ratio… Continue Reading »

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