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Kindly dump all articles/info regarding new advancements happening in the realm of space exploration. So that those interested can check them out and discuss, if enough people are interested.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interplan ... ort_System

I'm highly skeptical that Musk will build this thing as designed. But I think his push to make a fully reusable rocket with in-orbit refueling might actually add something useful to spaceflight technology for the first time since the 70s.

For those who haven't seen it, the awesome Atomic Rockets page has a great write-up on the SpaceX ITS' capabilities.

http://www.projectrho.com/public_html/r ... signs2.php

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Google Lunar Prize competition has December 2017 deadline. Only 4 teams are still remaining in the race as they've launch contracts. They have to land a robot, travel 500 m and transmit back its video.
Watch trailer.

Its even more exciting as 2 teams will be launching from the same vehicle at the same time.

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Today the sun, earth and Saturn are in a straight line. Just in case you had a telescope handy... You could see it's rings and moons brighter in the evening sky of June 15.

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NASA selects two missions for New Frontiers
Yesterday, NASA selected two finalists from 12 proposals in the New Frontiers program for robotic projects planned to launch ind the mid-2020.
Project CAESAR would visit the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (of Rosetta fame), and collect a sample to return to Earth.
Project Dragonfly would survey the Saturn moon Titan with a drone quadcopter, and assess the moon's chemistry and habitabitability (is has an atmosphere!).

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa ... moon-titan

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Falcon Heavy launch date now set for February 6, 1:30pm -4:30 EST. If everything works right, it will be the largest working rocket in the world, and two of the three first-stage cores will return to the launch pad. The third will land on a drone ship in the atlantic.

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http://bgr.com/2018/05/01/spacex-boeing ... -sls-nasa/

"When SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy rocket earlier this year, it earned the title of “most powerful operational rocket.” That little “operational” modifier is pretty important, since nothing has yet to surpass NASA’s own Saturn V rocket which ferried astronauts during the Apollo missions in the 1960s and 70s. Still, it seems SpaceX’s significant accomplishments have caught the eye of competitor Boeing, who is now going on the offensive and calling out the Falcon Heavy as being too small.

Boeing, which is currently under contract with the US government to develop the SLS (space launch system) rocket platform for NASA, is still years away from the first iteration of its hardware..."

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Space Moms is a documentary film on women in the space program.

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Chandrayaan-2's lander Vikram lost contact before impact yesterday. Orbiter has a lifespan of 7.5 years so might rekindle link. Cost: US$141 million
Chandrayaan-1 had landed in 2008. Cost: US$56 million

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Chandrayaan-3 launch date scheduled in November 2020.

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13 US nano satellites along with Cartosat3 will be launched at 0928 hrs IST on 25.11.2019 subject to weather conditions.

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Voyager 2 sends back info about the transition between our heliosphere and deep space: https://youtu.be/w0l0_0y8_kU

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NVDA CEO discusses how the chipmaker is involved in Mars exploration.

https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/11/19/n ... -2018.html

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Countdown to Launch takes a deep dive into upcoming space missions from around the world, interviewing the people involved and exploring all the science, innovation and technology involved. https://youtu.be/B2lA3Uu29KI?list=PL6uC ... R2EdCck0wV
It's like this thread but in the form of a playlist of ~4 minute videos.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3LoGSqRWGE
Who is leading the private space race?

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Life on... Venus?
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-020-1174-4

When I first learned of this I kind-of shrugged it off. Thinking there's probably a chemical process they haven't thought about. The more I dig into it, the more excited the science community seems about this evidence. Like, it's a pretty big deal, and no one can think of a nonbiological source at this time.

Here's a pretty good podcast on youtube if you'd rather listen than read the study.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YNxMVJN-Hk&t=1s

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is it funny that i saw the headline and i wasn’t suprised in the least by this?

i mean i’m still curious about what life forms may be found there, but seeing as how we on earth have sulfur-eating bacteria living next to active volcanos at the bottom of the ocean, then of course we’re going to find life everywhere in the universe.

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There was this quote making its way around twitter, "the surest proof of the existence of extraterrestrial intelligent life is that it hasn't contacted us yet" :lol:

On a different level, I can't but think of the flying saucers, Elon Musk the protected genius who will take humanity to Mars, and now this as distraction tactics; a doubling in on the circus in times of lacking bread if you will. All that space shit worked during the cold war, and everyone at the top of us gvt is 70.

Update: yeah, flying saucers got in the news as the US was passing 100k deaths, venutian bacteria are in the news at 200k

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