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Showing posts with label Spacex. Show all posts

SpaceX Has Made NASA 'Cool' Again For A Whole New Generation....

NASA reached peak cool on July 20th, 1969 when it sent the first men to the moon. However, the agency's impact on society goes far beyond space.

That's why until recently, for teens any exciting first hand stories about what NASA had accomplished, were stories told by their grandparents. 

. But Neil deGrasse Tyson, the famous astrophysicist, says NASA partnering with Elon Musk's SpaceX is one of the biggest advancements the agency has made since the moon landing.

Video courtesy of CNBC

Elon Musk Takes Over Earth's Orbit - Inside The Plan To Launch 10,000 Satellites Providing Internet Access To The World...

 Starlink is SpaceX's attempt to provide internet access to the world by deploying more than 10,000 satellites. We explain what to expect from Starlink's early internet services, and what the massive increase in number of satellites might mean for the future of stargazing and space traffic.

Video courtesy of CNet

The Space Tourism Industry Will Soon Become a Reality...

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With the strides SpaceX is making, people don't realize how we've suddenly ended up on the fast-track to space tourism and everyday people getting to leave the planet, for fun.

SpaceX's Elon Musk says that SpaceX is planning to launch a second company around the year 2022.

The company's chairman is planning a manned mission to Mars with the help of Mars One, an international organization that would establish a base for humans and settlers on the Mars. The Mars One plan has been met with some criticism regarding the number of future human missions they would need as well as funding to make the whole thing possible. However, the idea is still a good idea.

This is another case of a company who has shown great interest in the future of space exploration that can be quite successful and help others learn about that future. SpaceX is a good and well qualified organization to help people learn about space, especially when it's a new industry and a new type of business.

The company is also developing its own reusable rockets and is building a crewed version of the company's Falcon 9 rocket after the company bought another company, Orbital Sciences, for $1.6 billion just six years ago. Both companies are aiming for the Moon but they will both fail if they don't have the resources or determination to build and launch themselves. The first and the second Mars missions will be a good test of those.

Author: Weston King

SpaceX's Other Incredible Innovations (Besides The Rockets) - New Spacesuits, Touchscreen Displays and More...

The incredible minds behind SpaceX talk about the new innovations in space suits, the capsule's touch screens and thrusters, and the reusable rockets of Falcon 9. All these new innovations led to the successful second demonstration of the Crew Dragon's mission launch that sent astronauts Douglas G. Hurley and Robert L. Behnken to the International Space Station.

[ Video courtesy of Discovery Australia ]

SpaceX Hits 'Fast Forward' On Bringing Space Tourism To Earth's Residents...

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With the strides SpaceX is making, people don't realize how we've suddenly ended up on the fast-track to space tourism and everyday people getting to leave the planet, for fun.

 The company is expanding, developing many new ideas, and rethinking things. Elon Musk has announced plans for a nearly nine-fold increase in the capacity of the Falcon 9 rocket. We can't wait to see what future uses of SpaceX have in store.

 Imagine the possibilities if you can visit space for the day. There's been a lot of positive attention from the press so I think you're going to start to see some of that among everyday people who want to get to know the Earth and to orbit other places.

For example, the Comet ISON amateur telescope on Haleakala, Hawaii, should find the comet's atmosphere on November 12 and send a paper back to Berkeley. From that data, atmospheric scientists will look for the comet's molecular characteristics such as its molecular weight and element abundances. That will help determine how long it takes to form a given amount of an icy material.

"Over the course of our lifetime, what we're hoping to see is that the comet's nucleus develops into a complex, porous structure," said Susan Sullivan, the instrument scientist on ISON at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. "It could form thin patches that would subsequently pull in larger materials. The detailed image of the nucleus could reveal structures within it that were unknown before the flyby."

"NASA has collected many observations over the last ten years of this comet. We have learned what's happening with the nucleus" she added. We have also learned a lot about its activity because this comet has had a very long lifetime in the field of view, including about 10 years.

We are going to get more data in the near future, and we're hoping to gain even more insights.

Author: Barley Hejim