Category: space

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.

The Moon is gateway to space, and in the future it might serve as an industrial and mining complex fueling vast production of spaceships, rocket fuel, satellites, space stations, and colonial habitats.

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The crew’s of Star Trek’s ships are spoiled when it comes to a choice of food, ever since the days of the NX-01 Enterprise with its on-board Chef, things only got more extravagant with the advent of the food synthesizer in Disocvery/TOS era then full on energy-matter conversion technology by the

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A visit to the clean room at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to check out the Mars 2020 rover, which is set to launch this summer.

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China’s space program is now one of the most powerful in the world. But despite all of the success, Chinese rockets are frequently launched over populated areas – sometimes crashing into towns and villages. This video looks at why China began doing this in the first place and how developing reusable rockets might fix this issue.

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Microgravity can be used to unlock old materials and make new ones in ways that can’t be replicated on Earth. Private companies know this, and are leading the charge toward the next gold rush. But can they turn low Earth orbit into a home for the next industrial revolution?

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Is time travel possible, and if it is, what sort of civilizations would result? We’ll explore the science that might permit it as well as the classic science fiction examples to see if they make sense.

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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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12 year-old classmates Kima and Lil find themselves at odds with each other on a day that will change their lives forever.

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