Category: Exploration

We’ve now passed the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing, and all eyes are back on the Moon. NASA is planning to return to the Moon by 2024 with its Artemis mission, the Chinese have put the Moon firmly in their plans for space exploration, and even SpaceX thinks the Moon is the perfect destination to test out the capabilities of its Starship.

But what can you do with the Moon? Refuel spacecraft with resources drawn from the lunar regolith? Mine its helium 3 for your fusion reactors? Build a lunar amusement park?

In fact, the far side of the Moon might make one of the best platforms we have for radio telescopes. One side of the Moon is completely blocked from Earth’s constantly increasing radio traffic, giving it the perfect view to the most sensitive radio signals in the Universe.

Starfleet Command, Space Central, Space Command or Spacefleet Command, was the operating authority of Starfleet, the exploratory, scientific, and military department of United Earth before being integrated into the United Federation of Planets in 2161. The organization’s primary management center was located at Starfleet Headquarters in San Francisco, Earth.

In 2024, SpaceX aim to send the first humans to Mars. This will be the very beginning of Elon Musk’s goal to start a self sustaining colony on Mars. This video looks at how the first Martians will establish a base on Mars and how they will create rules and laws in order to grow the base into a thriving city.

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As we pioneer our way out from Earth to other planets and eventual the stars, our concept of time will change in more ways than just different calendars. We’ll explore how interstellar civilizations might cope with everything from relativity to life extension and how century long voyages and time lags of communication over millions of worlds might be managed.

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Extending humanity to other worlds in the Solar System is at the very limits of our modern technology. And unless there are dramatic discoveries in new propulsion systems or we learn how to build everything out of carbon nanotubes, the future of space exploration is going to require living off the land.

The technique is known as In-Situ Resource Utilization or ISRU, and it means supplying as much of your mission from local resources as possible.

And many of our future exploration destinations, like Mars, have a lot to work with. Let’s look at the raw materials on Mars that missions can use to live off the land and the techniques and technologies that will need to be developed to make this possible.

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The exploration of Venus has been mainly about getting down to the surface of the planet. The Soviet Union sacrificed lander after lander to discover just how extreme the conditions are down there on the ground.

But higher up, among the clouds, the climate on Venus is surprisingly Earthlike in temperature and pressure, and there have been some fascinating ideas for robotic and human explorers to fly the skies of Venus, to help understand our evil twin planet.

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Now stranded even deeper in space, the Robinsons band together to explore strange planets, face down new dangers and find their beloved Robot.

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We often consider interacting with Aliens and Robots in the future, but what about Alien Robots? Today we’ll ask what artificial intelligence created by aliens might look like and what sort of circumstances we’d encounter them, and if they may be the only aliens we ever encounter.

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The ability to link mind and machine has long been the realm of science fiction, but now improvements in our understanding may allow us to network brain to computer in the near future. Companies like Neurolink have begun to explore how to link our neurons to machine, and we’ll explore now such neural interfaces might function and how they might change our lives.

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There are billions of planets in the Universe that, theoretically, can support life. But so far, we haven’t discovered any aliens out there. Maybe the reason is we’re just looking in the wrong places. What if alien life isn’t anything like the life we know of? What if it doesn’t need water? Or oxygen? What if it can withstand incredibly hot temperatures? Or very acidic environments? And what would we need to search for to finally find it?

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