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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

Technology Policy

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


A Singular Suggestion Toward A Radical Idea for Lunar Industrial Development

Background and Introduction

As I have referred to in previous blog posts, in August of 2014 there was a meeting of about 44 people from various disciplines at a major Silicon Valley venture capital firm.   2,623 more words


The Moon and Beyond: Can Space Replace the War Economy?

Today’s Affirmation:

“I identify the things and the people that inspire me and I make them the centerpiece of my life.”

Can space replace war? 1,365 more words

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Maybe The Folks Concerned About A Chinese Space Race Are Looking In The Wrong Place?

It seems with major advancements in Chinese space exploration that concerns are raised about the United States falling behind.  That most of what the Chinese are trying to do the U.S. 205 more words