Diamond Nanothreads Could Support Space Elevator
Diamond Nanothread Molecule
November 23rd, 2015
A string of benzene molecules that's 20,000 times smaller than a strand of human hair is the strongest material ever made.
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SM-3 Interceptor Misses Mark in Complex Test
SM-3 Block 1B Launch
November 17th, 2015
The test called for the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense and Terminal High Altitude Area Defense systems to take on two ballistic missile targets while Aegis simultaneously conducted an anti-air warfare operation.
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Space Elevator Concept Stars in 'Sky Line' Documentary
'Sky Line" Space Elevator Documentary
November 10th, 2015
Going up? Attention space elevator button pushers! A feature-length documentary called Sky Line is being released this month, an impressive view that follows a group of scientists and entrepreneurs as egos collide in an attempt to reach for the stars.
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New Space Mining Legislation Is 'History in the Making'
Planetary Resources Asteroid Mining
November 20th, 2015
Congress' passage of a bill that allows American companies to own and sell any materials they extract from the moon, asteroids or other celestial bodies should help spur the development of off-Earth mining, representatives of the nascent industry say.
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Space Tech Meets Earth-Based Industry in SpaceCom Conference
Soyuz TMA-17M Spacecraft Docked to the ISS
November 16th, 2015
The first annual Spacecom meeting, which is being held in Houston this week, aims to help Earth-based industries take advantage of space technologies and new business opportunities in space.
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'Electric Sails' Could Propel Superfast Spacecraft by 2025
Artist's Illustration of Electric-Sail Spacecraft
November 9th, 2015
Researchers are developing an "electric sail" propulsion system that would harness the solar wind, the stream of protons, electrons and other charged particles that flows outward from the sun at more than 1 million mph.
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'1st Hardware Store in Space': Commercial 3D Printer Launching in 2016
Made In Space's Additive Manufacturing Facility
October 29th, 2015
California-based startup Made In Space is partnering with home-improvement giant Lowe's to launch a commercial 3D printer to the International Space Station (ISS) early next year, representatives of both companies announced today (Oct. 29).
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US Air Force Seeks New Space Situational Awareness Data to Track Threats
AGI Orbit Modeling
November 20th, 2015
The service is looking for new data from commercial providers to better map satellite movements and help detect threats to U.S. military satellites.
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NASA's Innovative Drone Glider Prototype Aces Test Flight
Prandtl-D No. 3 Research Aircraft
November 11th, 2015
A remotely piloted glider, with a wing designed like a bird's wing, could increase the efficiency of planes on Earth, or even inspire aircraft that cruise through the Martian atmosphere.
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