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NASA finishes building its Mars-bound Orion spacecraft

Humanity is one step closer to reaching Mars. NASA finished up its Orion Spacecraft Thursday, and it's preparing for a test flight on Dec. 4 When Orion launches in December, aboard a Delta IV Heavy rocket, it will complete a 4.5-hour, two-orbit test fligh.....»»

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Hands On: Jagged Alliance -- Flashback (OS X, Windows)

Kickstarter has helped to revive many favorites of the past, including Reading Rainbow, Veronica Mars, and even the Jagged Alliance turn based strategy series. Jagged Alliance: Flashback was funded on Kickstarter by developers Full Control back in May of .....»»

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This Documentary Explains the Crazy Reality of Living on Mars

Do you want to go to space? Of course you do, and the fun thing is you (probably ) can—if you have a shitload of money. The good news is that space tourism is getting cheaper and easier , so it's entirely likely that you might be able to afford it one .....»»

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This Documentary About Space Tourism Will Talk You Out of Going to Mars

Do you want to go to space? Of course you do, and the fun thing is you (probably ) can—if you have a shitload of money. The good news is that space tourism is getting cheaper and easier , so it's entirely likely that you might be able to afford it one .....»»

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NASA"s Asteroid Mission a Dead-End Route to Mars

NASA's bold asteroid-capture mission is an expensive distraction that does little to advance the agency's overarching goal of getting humans to Mars, one prominent researcher argues......»»

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India plans second Mars mission in 2018

Riding on the recent success of its Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), India plans to revisit the planet in 2018, possibly with a lander and rover to conduct more experiments, a space official said on Wednesday......»»

Source:  IbnliveCategory: AsiaOct 29th, 2014Related News

Mars orbiter crossed comet hurdle: ISRO

After the Mars orbiter spacecraft's successful encounter with comet Siding Spring last week, a major hurdle was over and the satellite is now in a normal phase of the mission to proceed with other experiments, ISRO said on Wednesday......»»

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Right in the center, you"re looking at Mars"s Atlantis basin--now 4 billion years old--and the delig

Right in the center, you're looking at Mars's Atlantis basin—now 4 billion years old—and the delightfully named Chaos that surrounds it. The Chaos is in fact hundreds of flat-topped hills, stretching 170 kilometers away from the flat basin. [ESA]Read .....»»

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‘Mars One’ Mission Is Currently Infeasible, MIT Study Finds

Mars One's plans for colonizing the Red Planet. (Facebook) Bad news for anyone who was looking forward to humans colonizing Mars anytime soon. A recent MIT study has found that plans for Mars One — that scary-sounding Dutch mission to send a bunch of E.....»»

Source:  BetabeatCategory: TopOct 27th, 2014Related News

Elon Musk: "We are summoning the demon" with artificial intelligence

While he believes smart machines can take us to Mars and drive our cars for us, Musk remains worried that artificial intelligence holds a darker potential......»»

Source:  CnetCategory: GadgetOct 26th, 2014Related News

Elon Musk warns artificial intelligence is “summoning the demon”

Elon Musk is all about keeping the human race alive, even if that means abandoning Earth at some point. He went into details about this not long ago when discussing Mars colonies and things of an existential nature. Any number of technologies could prove .....»»

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Will cosmic rays threaten Mars One, and other deep-space astronaut projects? [Science]

Crewed missions to Mars such as Mars One may face dangerous levels of cosmic rays (energetic particles), according to a new paper. #space #Mars #astronaut #cosmic rays #radiation #NASA.....»»

Source:  PlanettechnewsCategory: TopOct 24th, 2014Related News

Stunning Images of an Alien Comet Passing Mars [Slide Show]

Orbiters and rovers deliver the first up-close look at a once-in-a-lifetime interplanetary encounter -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

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Google posts a doodle on Mangalyaan completing one month in Mars orbit

On September 24, 2014 India's Mars Orbiter Mission Mangalyaan reached the intended orbit around Mars,.....»»

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Method Could Rid Spacecraft of Tough Microbial Cling-Ons

Imagine looking for life on Mars and turning up a hardy microbe that bears a striking resemblance to the E. coli bacteria we know and love. Where the heck did that come from? Well, erm, bad news alien-hunters, that little … Continue reading →.....»»

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How Steve Jurvetson is investing in world- (and Mars-) changing ideas (podcast)

A partner at legendary venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Steve Jurvetson currently sits on the boards of SpaceX, Synthetic Genomics, and Tesla Motors. We talked with him about electric cars, colonizing Mars, and Elon Musk. Image Credit: V.....»»

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Jessica Lange Sings Lana Del Rey in Spooky "American Horror Story" Clip

Another episode, another cover song on Ryan Murphy's Glee — oops, excuse us — we mean American Horror Story: Freak Show. Like the kids on Glee, the fame-hungry Elsa Mars (Jessica Lange) once again belted a song to propel the story's narrative .....»»

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Cosmic Rays Could Threaten Future Mars Missions

Crewed missions to Mars is an essential goal for NASA, but researchers are started to understand and characterize the radiation hazards that could make such missions risky......»»

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First Images of Comet Siding Spring Released by NASA

The first images of Comet Siding Spring, taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, suggest it's smaller than previously believed......»»

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First Mars settlers may last only 68 days

The Mars One project aims to send people to the Red Planet ,but a new analysis suggests oxygen poisoning from growing their own food could kill them.....»»

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