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Forum: Policy February 2nd 21, 07:30 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By [email protected]
New Plasma Propulsion System Generates A Helluva Lot of Thrust

The next big thing in space propulsion?:

"Our solar system just became a little bit smaller due to a new plasma propulsion
concept developed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Principal Research...
Forum: Policy November 10th 20, 06:54 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By [email protected]
Will NASA Use Nuclear Propulsion For Faster Crewed Mission Transport?

New nuclear engine design:


The Thermal Nuclear Engine That Could Get Us to Mars in Just 3 Months:

"Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) has designed a new thermal nuclear engine
it says could...
Forum: Policy October 26th 20, 05:59 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 0
Views: 576
Posted By [email protected]
We Just Found Water on the Sunlit Moon. That Could Change Everything.

"Scientists have revealed that they've discovered traces of molecular water on the
sunlit surface of the moon. The discovery could forever change our relationship
with our closest cosmic neighbor....
Forum: Policy October 24th 20, 10:38 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By [email protected]
Will NASA Use Nuclear Propulsion For Faster Crewed Mission Transport?

Are nuclear rockets the future of space travel? Or will the anti-nuke crowd win
out?

"During an Oct. 9 Aviation Week webinar moderated by Space Editor Irene Klotz,
three former NASA...
Forum: Policy October 17th 20, 11:48 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 0
Views: 469
Posted By [email protected]
NASA’s Next Moonsuit Is Going to Be Damned Impressive

"NASA is preparing to send a woman and a man to the Moon in 2024, in what will
be the first mission to the lunar surface in 52 years. The new spacesuit being
designed for the mission is sleek and...
Forum: Policy September 17th 20, 04:29 AM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 0
Views: 449
Posted By [email protected]
China to Launch Space Mining Bot

"The possibility of space mining has long captured the imagination and even
inspired business ventures. Now, a space startup in China is taking its first
steps towards testing capabilities to...
Forum: Policy September 16th 20, 04:32 AM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 29
Views: 1,775
Posted By [email protected]
Life on Venus? Astronomers See a Signal in Its Clouds

More on Venus:

"On 14 September 2020, a study published in Nature suggested that traces of
phosphine in Venus' atmosphere could be an indication of a biological process:
that is, of microbial...
Forum: Policy September 14th 20, 07:01 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 29
Views: 1,775
Life on Venus? Astronomers See a Signal in Its Clouds

"High in the toxic atmosphere of the planet Venus, astronomers on Earth have
discovered signs of what might be life.

If the discovery is confirmed by additional telescope observations and future...
Forum: Policy September 11th 20, 05:59 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 0
Views: 462
Posted By [email protected]
NASA Is Hiring Private Contractors To Retrieve Moon Dust

"The new space race continues to accelerate as hints of the commercialization of
space and the exploitation of space-based materials loom. Just today, NASA
issued an unprecedented solicitation...
Forum: Policy September 11th 20, 05:55 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By [email protected]
Charlie Bolden says the quiet part out loud: SLS rocket will go away

"In an interview with Politico published Friday morning in the publication's Space
newsletter, Bolden was asked what might happen during the next four years.

“SLS will go away," he said. "It...
Forum: Policy September 8th 20, 02:41 AM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 27
Views: 1,728
Posted By [email protected]
Mach Thruster Update.

It's being built to test the EmDrive, but it might be useful for testing the Mach Thruster too:


"The resolution lies in designing a tool that can measure these minuscule
amounts of thrust. So a...
Forum: Policy September 6th 20, 07:14 AM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 27
Views: 1,728
Posted By [email protected]
Mach Thruster Update.

Gravity, Gizmos, and a Grand Theory of Interstellar Travel:

"Woodward’s MEGA drive is different. Instead of propellant, it relies on
electricity, which in space would come from solar panels or a...
Forum: Policy September 3rd 20, 12:20 AM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 1
Views: 473
Posted By [email protected]
NASA patented a faster, cheaper route to the moon. The firstspacecraft to use it could make Nobel Prize-winning discoveries about the universe.

"On June 30, the US Patent and Trademark Office granted and published NASA's
patent for a series of orbital maneuvers, which Business Insider first learned
about via a tweet by a lawyer named Jeff...
Forum: Policy July 18th 20, 03:51 AM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 2
Views: 661
Posted By [email protected]
Bigelow Aerospace

On Friday, July 17, 2020 at 4:26:10 PM UTC-7, Alain Fournier wrote:
On https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigelow_Aerospace they talk about
Bigelow Aerospace in the past tense.
"Bigelow Aerospace...
Forum: Policy July 18th 20, 03:45 AM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By [email protected]
The Pentagon Moves To Launch Its Own Experimental Mini Space Station

On Friday, July 17, 2020 at 2:01:06 PM UTC-7, David Spain wrote:
Oh Oh! Does it come with its own machine gun like Almaz?

...
Forum: Policy July 17th 20, 09:50 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By [email protected]
The Pentagon Moves To Launch Its Own Experimental Mini Space Station

"The Sierra Nevada Corporation recently received a Pentagon contract to craft an
experimental space outpost capable of supporting various research and
development, training, and operational...
Forum: Policy July 4th 20, 11:29 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 3
Views: 735
Posted By [email protected]
Airships to orbit?

Workable? Or just another flight of fancy?

"This airship flies from the upper atmospheric station to orbit. It uses hybrid chemical/electric propulsion to slowly accelerate and reach orbit.

"A...
Forum: Policy June 27th 20, 11:19 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 7
Views: 832
Posted By [email protected]
The Rocket Motor of the Future Breathes Air Like a Jet Engine

"The two men arrived at the airfield before dawn to set up the test stand for a
prototype of their air-breathing rocket engine, a new kind of propulsion system
that is a cross between a rocket...
Forum: Policy May 25th 20, 07:40 AM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 0
Views: 607
Posted By [email protected]
Pentagon Preps Nuclear Moon Rocket

"The Pentagon wants to extend the reach of its satellites tens of thousands
miles toward the moon. And it’s working on a high-tech, atomic-powered “nuclear
thermal propulsion” engine to make...
Forum: Policy May 7th 20, 06:00 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 1
Views: 584
Posted By [email protected]
NASA planning to launch an integrated Lunar Gateway in 2023

"Last week NASA announced awards to three companies to develop Lunar Landers as
part of the Artemis Program. But the space agency did not say much about its
"other" major program near the Moon, a...
Forum: Policy May 6th 20, 09:19 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 1
Views: 1,572
Posted By [email protected]
UCF Researchers Develop Rotating Detonation Rocket Engine With U.S.Air Force Funding

"A team of University of Central Florida (UCF) researchers developed an advanced
new rocket-propulsion system, known as a rotating detonation rocket engine (RDRE),
with funding from the U.S. Air...
Forum: Policy April 18th 20, 08:02 AM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By [email protected]
America's First Crewed Space Launch in Nearly a Decade Set for May 27

"Next month, NASA will launch its first astronaut mission from U.S. soil in almost
a decade. This mission marks the final test for SpaceX before NASA begins
regularly ferrying astronauts into orbit...
Forum: Policy April 11th 20, 10:18 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 0
Views: 559
Posted By [email protected]
NASA's Mars helicopter is ready for the red planet

"NASA is in the final stages of preparing the Perseverance rover for its trip to
the red planet, which could begin anytime between July 17th and August 5th if
everything goes as planned. Over the...
Forum: Policy April 10th 20, 05:38 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 2
Views: 639
Posted By [email protected]
NASA's Plan to Turn the Moon Into a Telescope Looks Like the Death Star

"A newly funded concept envisions a kilometer-wide radio telescope built inside a
crater on the far side of the Moon. Whoa."


"Not only would this telescope avoid all the radio interference...
Forum: Policy March 15th 20, 03:59 AM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 0
Views: 628
Posted By [email protected]
Scientists Found More Than 100 Tiny Worlds Hidden in the Solar System

"A telescope looking for dark matter discovered 139 new minor planets lurking
beyond Neptune's orbit, which could help scientists look for hidden planets in the
outer solar...
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