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Author Topic: Space News & Views  (Read 33188 times)

Nov 09, 2020, 06:16:27 PM
Reply #420 on: Nov 09, 2020, 06:16:27 PM
So chest girth is more important than acting talent in Russia?  Why am I not surprised  :laugh:

Nov 09, 2020, 07:51:42 PM
Reply #421 on: Nov 09, 2020, 07:51:42 PM
The Kremlin claimed Venus as a Russian planet awhile back. They ought to go shoot the movie there to really stake their claim.

Nov 10, 2020, 06:56:58 PM
Reply #424 on: Nov 10, 2020, 06:56:58 PM
The beginning of regular crew rotations to the ISS, with private companies.

Nov 17, 2020, 11:47:16 PM
Reply #427 on: Nov 17, 2020, 11:47:16 PM

Nov 22, 2020, 09:14:16 PM
Reply #429 on: Nov 22, 2020, 09:14:16 PM
NASA has selected five 3D model submissions to the Advanced Lightweight Lunar Gantry for Operations (ALLGO) challenge. The ideas offer potential ways to unload supplies on the Moon, something NASA is considering as it works toward sustainable exploration under the Artemis program. As part of its 21st century lunar exploration program, NASA has proposed building an Artemis Base Camp at the lunar South Pole. Such a camp would likely need systems to unload and transport cargo from landing zones located a safe distance away. The ALLGO challenge gave the public an opportunity to submit their ideas.

The first prize selection uses a tripod structure on wheels.

« Last Edit: Nov 22, 2020, 09:16:03 PM by Phobos »

Nov 25, 2020, 03:02:21 AM
Reply #430 on: Nov 25, 2020, 03:02:21 AM
Solar power stations in space could be the answer to our energy needs

''It sounds like science fiction: giant solar power stations floating in space that beam down enormous amounts of energy to Earth. And for a long time, the concept – first developed by the Russian scientist, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, in the 1920s – was mainly an inspiration for writers.

A century later, however, scientists are making huge strides in turning the concept into reality. The European Space Agency has realised the potential of these efforts and is now looking to fund such projects, predicting that the first industrial resource we will get from space is “beamed power”.

Immortan Jonesy
Nov 27, 2020, 04:07:25 AM
Reply #432 on: Nov 27, 2020, 04:07:25 AM
Mmmm interesting. Can I grow potatoes with my poop ala Matt Damon?

Nov 28, 2020, 09:28:06 PM
Reply #433 on: Nov 28, 2020, 09:28:06 PM
Turning Lunar Dust Into Oxygen – And Using the Leftovers to 3D Print a Moon Base

''British engineers are fine-tuning a process that will be used to extract oxygen from lunar dust, leaving behind metal powders that could be 3D printed into construction materials for a Moon base. It could be an early step to establishing an extra-terrestrial oxygen extraction plant. This would help to enable exploration and sustain life on the Moon while avoiding the enormous cost of sending materials from Earth.''

''The project is part of ESA’s preparations to establish a permanent and sustainable lunar presence. Astronauts will live and work on the Moon, where they will help to develop and test technologies needed for missions farther into deep space. British company Metalysis has already developed a mineral extraction process that is used by industries on Earth to produce metals for manufacturing.''


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