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The Martian Is Trying Hard To Make You Wonder If It's A Documentary

The Martian is a film scheduled to premiere in the United States on October 2.  Based on the book by Andy Weir, the film stars Matt Damon as an astronaut involved in a Mars mission who has to stay on the Red Planet much longer than expected.  181 more words

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Assessing the U.S. House of Representatives’ SPACE Act of 2015 (H.R. 2262) and the related U.S. Senate Bill (S. 1297), Part IV – Providing for or Allocating On-Orbit (or In-Space) Jurisdiction

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On-Orbit (or as some like to call it, “In-Space”) jurisdiction or regulatory authority seems like legal jargon but it is an important issue. 1,953 more words

Assessing the U.S. House of Representatives’ SPACE Act of 2015 (H.R. 2262) and the related U.S. Senate Bill (S. 1297), Part III – Updating Maximum Probable Loss (MPL) Calculations

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Before looking at the provisions on Maximum Probable Loss (MPL) determinations in H.R. 2262 and S.1297, a short primer on how the MPL calculation fits into the U.S. 1,470 more words

High-Definition Space Telescope: Our Giant Glimpse of the Future?

Where do you see yourself in a decade? What is your vision for two decades from now? What could you accomplish if you had billions of dollars and infrastructure at your disposal? 999 more words

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