All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘outer space’

Halle Berry Believes in Aliens?

Halle Berry admits she believes in aliens! On Monday, July 7, the 47-year-old actress appeared on The Late Show¬†with David Letterman to discuss her latest role in the new CBS series, Extant. Berry portrays Molly Woods, an astronaut who returns home pregnant after spending a year in outer¬†space on a solo mission. The upcoming show, which centers around artificial intelligence …

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SpaceX Launch Delayed, Will Launch Friday At Earliest

A SpaceX launch was delayed earlier this week thanks to an apparent helium leak on board the vessel. While there has been no update, officials say we could see a launch by Friday. CBS News reports that SpaceX was preparing to launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon cargo capsule on Monday until the aforementioned helium leak was detected. …

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NASA, Kerbal Space Program Want You To Stop Virtual Asteroids

Kerbal Space Program is one of the most fascinating PC games of the last few years. It’s a hardcore space exploration simulator that has players building rockets to send little green men into space. It’s incredibly challenging, and it takes most players dozens of hours before they build anything that can even escape the atmosphere. With a game like that, …

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Penn State Turns To Crowdfunding To Send A Spacecraft To The Moon

Space travel is something that’s usually reserved for government agencies with a lot of money to burn. SpaceX proved that private industry can do it too though with a little help from investors and its own deep pockets. Now Penn State University wants to do the same, but it’s looking to all of us for help. Penn State University’s Lunar …

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Mars-Bound NASA Orbiter MAVEN Set to Launch

Mars has been quite the hot spot lately. First, discussions about cultivating a human population on the planet have circulated. Now, NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft is being prepared for the Monday, November 18th launch that is set for 1:28 p.m. EST. The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) orbiter is already on the launch pad located in Florida at the Cape …

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In Saturn’s Rings Might Be The Most Beautiful Film Ever Made

The advent of special effects and CG has ensured that a lot of the movies made today are at least visually pleasing. As beautiful as these films have become, however, they still have nothing on nature. In Saturn’s Rings is a new film coming out next year that takes viewers on a journey through one of the most beautiful areas …

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Video Call Your Friends From Outer Space With Skype

Skype is pretty much everywhere these days. Millions of people around the world use it to communicate with friends and family. What are you going to do when you’re no longer on the planet though? How will you communicate with your family as you’re traveling to Alpha Centauri? To further the cause of space exploration and communication, Skype announced a …

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Planetary Resources Shows Off Some New Asteroid Mining Tech

Remember Planetary Resources? It’s the startup funded by the Google co-founders, James Cameron and others. The company’s goal is to send mining robots into space and collect valuable minerals and elements from the numerous asteroids that fly around our solar system. Now, it’s been a while since the company has last updated the public on what it’s doing, but a …

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Uwingu Looks To Crowdfunding For The Future Of Space Exploration

For years, we’ve entrusted the future of space exploration to public agencies and they have done a great job. NASA was able to land on the moon, send a rover to Mars, and make a satellite out of Android phone with public dollars. Unfortunately, governments aren’t as invested in space anymore. That’s where the private sector comes in. A new …

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NASA Picked These 5 Ideas To “Revolutionize” American Space Capabilities

NASA announced on Friday that it has selected five technologies to fund, which could “revolutionize America’s space capabilities”. Earlier this year, NASA launched its Game Changing Development program, calling for proposals focused on “sudden and unexpected innovations” that could potentially change the game. Now, we know which ones NASA is betting on. The awards for the projects range from $125,000 …

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Check Out These Photos Of Near-Space Taken By A Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is one of the coolest computing innovations of the last few years. It’s a simple ARM-powered Linux computer that only costs $25, yet can already do so much. The initial goal was to use the Pi as a way for kids to inexpensively learn programming, but enthusiasts have been doing some really impressive things with the hardware. …

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Space Exploration Is The Next Frontier Of The Economy

We all want more money. Unless you have figured out the secrets of Buddhism or Taoism, money helps us achieve what we need and want. The only problem is that money isn’t easy to come by for the large majority of people. How do we get more money? Space exploration and mining. A new infographic from the fine folks at …

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