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Russia to launch probe to search for water on the Moon

by William W.on March 15, 2014
Russia’s rekindling their moon exploration plan, which was unveiled by Igor Mitrofanov of the Institute for Space Research in Moscow. This ambitious  mission will deploy equipment leftover from the cancelled Japanese Lunar-A project and a small polar lander on the Moon’s South pole in 2015 . Which will test lunar regolith and local exosphere and test volatiles from [...]
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Tesla Motors to expand efforts in Europe with 30 new charging stations and stores

by William W.on March 4, 2014
In order to serve a growing customer base in Europe, Tesla will open more than 30 new service centers and stores across the continent, the company announced today at the Geneva Motor Show. Tesla will also continue rapidly expanding its Supercharger network, allowing Model S drivers to travel long distances across Europe for free. The [...]

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Japanese company proposes to build solar power cells on the Moon to provide clean energy to Earth.

by William W.on February 23, 2014
Harnessing the sun’s power is nothing new on Earth, but if a Japanese company has it’s way it will build a solar strip across the 11,000 mile Lunar equator that could supply our world with clean and unlimited solar energy for generations. The Shimizu Corporation has set it’s sights high, 238,900 miles to be exact. Their [...]
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Russian military satellite to impact Earth today

by William W.on February 16, 2014
A 3 ton decommissioned Soviet military satellite is in an uncontrolled descent and surviving fragments may hit Earth, according to a Russian aerospace defense official. Colonel Alexei Zolotukhin said the Soviet military is actively monitoring the satellite and said that it will impact on Sunday. “As of February 7, 2014 the fragments are expected to [...]

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Comet landing space probe wakes up after 3 years in hibernation and says, “Hello, world!”

by William W.on January 21, 2014
It was a fairy-tale ending to a tense chapter in the story of the Rosetta space mission this evening as ESA heard from its distant spacecraft for the first time in 31 months. Rosetta is chasing down Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, where it will become the first space mission to rendezvous with a comet, the first to [...]

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The VASIMR Plasma Rocket: Bridging the Gap in Space Travel

by William W.on November 22, 2013
Plasma rocket technology was first introduced to the scientific community in 1977 by Franklin Chang Díaz, a Costa Rican scientist and astronaut. The idea has been developed since then and is now at the stage where it can be implemented into future projects. The technology allows for considerably faster space travel than what the technologies currently employed by [...]
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Tesla Motors to launch autonomous cars within 3 years

by William W.on November 19, 2013
Elon Musk believes that Tesla Motors will be able to produce autonomous cars within 3 years. “We should be able to do 90 per cent of miles driven within three years,” he said. Mr. Musk didn’t reveal further details of Tesla’s autonomy project. Though he did say that it was “internal development”. “It’s not speculation,” [...]

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NASA Brings Earth Science ‘Big Data’ to the Cloud with Amazon Web Services

by William W.on November 12, 2013
Climate change projections for the United States, such as the data shown in this image of average springtime temperature changes by the 2090s, will be available on the cloud through an agreement with Amazon Web Services. This data was produced by the NASA Earth Exchange (NEX), a research platform of the NASA Advanced Supercomputer Facility [...]

Tesla has opened its first showroom in the UK

by William W.on November 4, 2013
Tesla has opened its first showroom in the UK, located in the Westfield shopping center in west London. During their launch event Tesla stated that this is the first move into fully establishing the brand in the UK. As well as launching right-hand drive versions of the £55,000 Tesla Model S in the country soon, [...]
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Tim Allen, Voice of Buzz Lightyear, to Star in New Google Lunar XPrize Movie Titled ‘Back To The Moon For Good’

by William W.on October 27, 2013
Award-winning actor Tim Allen is teaming up with XPRIZE to narrate Back To The Moon For Good, an exciting, educational fulldome show debuting this November at more than 80 planetariums around the world. The 25-minute digital film highlights the history of exploring the moon and provides an insider’s look at the teams vying for the $30 million Google Lunar [...]

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NASA Laser Communication System Sets Record with Data Transmissions to and from Moon

by William W.on October 22, 2013
NASA’s Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) has made history using a pulsed laser beam to transmit data over the 239,000 miles between the moon and Earth at a record-breaking download rate of 622 megabits per second (Mbps). LLCD is NASA’s first system for two-way communication using a laser instead of radio waves. It also has [...]
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Elon Musk to Make Tesla Submarine Car From James Bond Lotus Auto

by William W.on October 18, 2013
Billionaire and Tesla Motors had recently purchased the submarine car from the James Bond movie “The Spy Who Loved Me” in a car auction in September. He bought the car for $920,167 at an auction in London. A Tesla Motors spokesperson stated that Elon was in fact the purchaser of this iconic car. Elon plans on [...]

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ESA drives forward with all-electric telecom satellites

by William W.on October 16, 2013
Image Courtesy: ESA ESA is set to begin developing a new generation of satellites propelled by solar electric thrusters, following the signing of a contract with SES of Luxembourg for the next phase of the Electra project. Electra is a partnership between ESA and satellite operator SES to define, develop and validate in space an [...]
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NASA’s Moon probe settles into lunar orbit. Will set up first ever Lunar laser internet.

by William W.on October 15, 2013
NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) has reached a comfy spot in orbit around the Moon. The Lunar Laser Communications aboard LADEE will link with communications stations in New Mexico, California and the Canary Islands and demonstrate the first ever optical Lunar communications system.  “Once the two systems are locked and acquired, then [...]

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SpaceX Grasshopper Rocket Goes a Whopping 744m and Lands Safely. [VIDEO]

by William W.on October 13, 2013
On Monday, October 7th, Grasshopper completed its highest leap to date of 744 meters. The view of the launch was taken from a single camera hexacopter, the closest video that’s been shot of the rocket to date.. Grasshopper is a 10-story Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing (VTVL) vehicle designed to test the technologies needed to return a [...]