We live on a rocky little planet perfectly situated around a middle-aged G2 spectral type yellow star. In many ways, a very boring and ordinary star, but with an extraordinary difference: it has at least one habitable planet. And, in fact, one inhabited world with the right temperature and ratio of
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The space agency does not have a replacement in the works to take over their vital role of relaying communications
Source: Will Mars Go Mute? NASA’s Aging Orbiters May Not Last Long Enough to Support Future Exploration
The billionaire entrepreneur and founder of SpaceX wants to make humanity a “multi-planetary species”
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Source: Elon Musk Publishes Plans for Colonizing Mars
The 2017 NASA Astronaut Class: (from left) Zena Cardman, Jasmin Moghbeli, Jonny Kim, Frank Rubio, Matthew Dominick, Warren Hoburg, Robb Kulin, Kayla Barron, Bob Hines, Raji Chari, Loral O’ Hara and Jessica Watkins. Photo Credit: NASA/Robert Markowitz
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The size of a business jet, it will take off from 2020 like a rocket, boost itself beyond the atmosphere and release an expendable second-stage rocket and satellite, then and land like an airplane on a runway.
Source: The US military’s XS-1 hypersonic space plane revealed | Daily Mail Online
Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies will fly its first mission for the U.S. Air Force when it launches the X-37B spaceplane.
Source: SpaceX launches US Air Force X-37B space plane