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Breakthrough Expands To Include Interstellar Communication

Of the several science prizes nobody remembers, the Breakthrough Prize is funded by Yuri Milner, Russian venture capitalist.  Milner is now expanding his science projects to include seeking and communicating with intelligent life.  149 more words


Great New Space Mining Book!

Now I wish I would have paid more attention in chemistry & geology class. This new book by Dr. John Lewis is amazing. Most “popular” non-fiction is written by English majors who research a topic and never do it justice. 259 more words


NASA Doesn't Just Want To Deflect Asteroids

Besides the planetary defense mission motivating the Asteroid Impact and Deflection Assessment (AIDA) mission, NASA is interested in redirecting an asteroid as part of its… 192 more words

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NASA And ESA To Conduct Asteroid Deflection Missions

Please keep your Michael Bay/Bruce Willis/Ben Affleck jokes to the comments, okay?

Both NASA and the European Space Agency will conduct missions to test the ability to deflect an asteroid off its path (H/T… 145 more words


NASA Needs To Print Its Shelters

During the Bay Area Maker Faire this weekend NASA and America Makes announced a new Centennial Challenge.  The 3D Printed Habitat Challenge asks competitors to develop 3D printing solutions that can help construct off-Earth habitat using materials either found at the site, reused from the mission, or some combination.  211 more words

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Sleeping Away the Future

Essay by Mark Flavin

“I blame you for the moonlit sky
and the dream that died with the eagles’ flight.
I blame you for the moonlit nights when… 2,466 more words