In this episode of What the Future, check out what Boston Dynamics’ robot dogs have been up to and see how robots can help colonize Mars.
The Economist ponders when humans will get to Mars.
KurzGesagt has a great video explaining the specific challenges around building a permanent base on Mars. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it to make humans a multi-planet species.
BBC Click goes to Japan to see the latest gadgets at CEATEC and meet the team who landed a spacecraft on an asteroid. Plus an otherworldly digital art show.
Could we start building a base on the moon with today’s technology? It may not be as far fetched as it sounds. It would also make a great testing ground for new technologies and a launching point for exploring the rest of the solar system.
Copenhagen Suborbitals is a group of volunteers with a shared mission: to send a human being into space. Their latest rocket, the Nexo II, will act as a technology testbed, testing their engines and pressure systems before they proceed with their plans for a manned flight.
This is the Maker spirit taken to the extreme!
The days of oil may be numbered, but there’s another natural resource that’s never been touched: Asteroids.
Only time will tell how prophetic The Expanse will be.
How could a chip-size engine revolutionize the space industry by opening up low Earth orbit to millions?
Two words: Ion Engine.
Now that the Falcon Heavy has flown.
In this episode of .NET Rocks, Carl and Richard geek out!
Richard talks to Carl about the amazing Falcon Heavy launch – what worked, what didn’t and why did it take so darn long to fly? The discussion dives into how the plans for the Heavy evolved, affected by the evolution of the Falcon 9. The impact of the launch is interesting – is it a new phase of spaceflight for humanity? The Heavy just barely sneaks into the super heavy lift class, and it’s flight has caused a bit of a kerfuffle – both Russia and China have announced new super heavy lift rockets.
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