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Potentially Hazardous Asteroids: 622
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NASA will likely get funding to snag a 500-ton asteroid and put it into orbit around the moon, says a U.S. senator representing Florida. Bill Nelson expects the $100-million mission to be part of President Obama's budget, expected to be released this week.

After the asteroid was put into orbit, it would then be mined and studied to determine how such objects could be prevented from striking earth. Timeline for the mission is for astronauts to land on the asteroid in just eight years.
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Eric Berger reports that with a new President promising to review its human spaceflight activities, NASA has continued to signal a willingness to consider alternatives to its exploration systems, the Space Launch System rocket, Orion spacecraft, and related ground systems developed at Kennedy Space Center to support their launch later this decade and in the 2020s.

In its latest request for information (RFI), NASA seeks solutions from industry and academia to maximize the long term efficiency and sustainability of its of exploration systems programs. Essentially, NASA wants ideas on ... More →
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An old Apollo experiment is telling researchers something new and surprising about the moon. All this matters to NASA because, by 2018 or so, astronauts will be returning to the Moon to establish permanent bases.
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Jess Vilvestre reports that during a forum on the future of aeronautics representatives from NASA described the inevitability of passenger planes able to travel at speeds around 4,800 km/h (3,000 mph). Hypersonic aircraft not only allows for faster passenger travel but can also lead to faster response to global tragedy.

Going faster than the speed of sound is the new frontier in aviation since travel times seem to have stagnated within the past 30 years. Director of NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, David McBride, stated that technology for both supersonic (faster than the spee... More →
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Howard Bloom blogs that Donald Trump will take power any minute now, and we need to take advantage of the change in the White House to change NASA focus. Why? NASA needs to get out of the rocket business and shift its attention to a permanent space transport infrastructure, an Eisenhower-style highway in the sky. An infrastructure with ...

1. Gas stations (propellant depots),
2. Rest stops and permanent housing ...roomy human habitats with windows and vegetable gardens,
3. Truck stops and freight yards ... logistics bases with cargo-handling equipment,
Trucks, SUVs, a... More →
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Each year, Spinoff highlights NASA technologies that are benefiting life on Earth in the form of commercial products. They have profiled nearly 2,000 spinoffs since the publication began in 1976.

Spinoff profiles NASA technologies that have transformed into commercial products and services. About 50 spinoff technologies are featured annually in the publication, demonstrating the wider benefits of U.S. investment in its space program.

Spinoff is available online in multiple digital formats, and print copies are distributed to the public and to politicians, representatives ... More →
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Jolene Creighton reports that scientists working with telescopes at the European Southern Observatory and NASA announced a remarkable new discovery ... An entire system of Earth-sized planets. The team asserts that the density measurements of the planets indicates that the six innermost are Earth-like rocky worlds.

Three of the planets lie in the habitable zone of the star. This means that all three of these alien worlds may have entire oceans of water, dramatically increasing the possibility of life. The other planets are less likely to host oceans of water, but the team states th... More →
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NASA-funded lunar research has yielded evidence of water locked in mineral grains on the surface of the moon from an unknown source deep beneath the surface. Using data from NASA Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) instrument aboard the Indian Space Research Organization Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, scientists remotely detected magmatic water, or water that originates from deep within the moon's interior, on the surface of the moon. The findings, published Aug. 25 in Nature Geoscience, represent the first detection of this form of water from lunar orbit. Earlier studies had shown the existence of magmati... More →
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Since a human first stepped foot on the moon four decades ago, great strides have been made in understanding what is required to support an enduring presence in space. These reports will enable the U.S. space program to deliver on new exploration initiatives, excite the public, and address the questions of space weather risk assessment and management. This collection develops a forward-looking portfolio of research that will provide the basis for recapturing the value of human spaceflight and once again place the United States at the forefront of space exploration for the global good.... More →
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NASA vision: To reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind.

To do that, thousands of people have been working around the world and off of it for 50 years, trying to answer some basic questions. What is out there in space? How do we get there? What will we find? What can we learn there, or learn just by trying to get there, that will make life better here on Earth?

President Dwight D. Eisenhower established the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in 1958, partially in response to the Soviet Union launch of... More →
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In terms of orbital elements, NEOs are asteroids and comets with perihelion distance q less than 1.3 AU. Near-Earth Comets (NECs) are further restricted to include only short-period comets (i.e orbital period P less than 200 years). The vast majority of NEOs are asteroids, referred to as Near-Earth Asteroids (NEAs). NEAs are divided into groups (Aten, Apollo, Amor) according to their perihelion distance (q), aphelion distance (Q) and their semi-major axes (a).

Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) are currently defined based on parameters that measure the potential of an asteroid t... More →
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The most recent one small step for 3-D tech development happened just last week, when NASA announced a partnership with Mountain View, Calif. company, Made in Space, to start actually making items in space, using 3-D printers. Made in Space bills itself as a company that is laying the foundation for using additive manufacturing technologies - also known as 3-D printing to radically change the way we do space exploration today. It is partnered with both Stratasys and 3-D Systems, and MakerBot besides, to help figure out how 3-D printing will work in a weightless space environment. Now, NASA is ... More →
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The referenced MIT Review indicates that Asteroids that pass close to Earth have become the focus of increased attention in recent years, partly because of the potential threat they pose to humanity. But they are also a potential boon. For decades, science fiction writers and various space scientists have pointed out that asteroids offer a huge untapped source of valuable resources. Bringing just a small portion of this back to Earth could be a game changer for our planet. And even if this stuff is too expensive to bring home, it could provide the raw materials for rocket fuel and perhaps even... More →
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Product of impact-induced vapor-phase deposition in he lunar regolith. From Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIV (2003). Awaiting approval from the CNMMN of the IMA.
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Dr. Peter Swan, President of the International Space Elevator Consortium (ISEC), welcomes the world to another step towards space elevators. ISEC has expanded its reach with a new publication titled Via Ad Astra ... Road to the Stars. The mission of this new publication is to record the history and progress of the space elevator and present projects as we go forward to the stars.

Via Ad Astra represents that new publishing venue as ISEC believes we need a format that showcases these articles, shows our progress and presents our approach toward the future. The name was chosen to re... More →
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Tariq Malik reports that the administration released its 2018 budget request March 16, a proposal that calls for the cancellation of NASA astronauts-to-an-asteroid mission along with four Earth Science missions and the NASA Office of Education.

The White House budget request for NASA offers $19.1 billion for the space agency in 2018, a 0.8% decrease from 2017 space-spending levels, according to the Office of Management and Budget.

The 2018 budget request cancels the NASA project to bring part of an asteroid near the Moon so astronauts could visit the space rock and retrie... More →
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Over the last hundred years, the human population has exploded from about 1.5 billion to more than seven billion, driving an ever-increasing demand for resources. To satisfy civilization appetite, communities have expanded recycling efforts while mine operators must explore forbidding frontiers to seek out new deposits, opening mines miles underground or even at the bottom of the ocean.

Asteroids could one day be a vast new source of scarce material if the financial and technological obstacles can be overcome. Asteroids are lumps of metals, rock and dust, sometimes laced with ices a... More →
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Editor-in-Chief, Scott Hubbard, of the New Space journal is the only international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the era of new space innovation. This groundbreaking publication facilitates the emerging multidisciplinary opportunities for space-based collaborations of industry, academia, and government agencies.

Featuring world-class content that covers innovative and expanding applications at the intersection of space science, engineering, policy, and business, the Journal encourages the growth of rapidly expanding enterprises and products that will advance knowledge, benefit... More →
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Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space, and is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium, in support of its mission to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity.

Space Foundation World Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, has a public Discovery Center, including El Pomar Space Gallery, Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere and the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center. More →
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The Space Frontier Foundation is an organization of people dedicated to opening the Space Frontier to human settlement as rapidly as possible. Their goals include protecting the Earth fragile biosphere and creating a freer and more prosperous life for each generation by using the unlimited energy and material resources of space.

Their purpose is to unleash the power of free enterprise and lead a united humanity permanently into the Solar System. They are transforming the space industry into a dynamic and inclusive frontier open to free enterprise. They are determined to convert the ... More →
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NSV personnel believe it is important to always be looking toward the future and follow market and industry trends. Seeing the new products, services, and capabilities can reveal new insights and inspire new ideas. And the earlier you discover them, the better.

More than 100 Companies, products and services in our archive, and counting...

NSV has one simple goal ... Share, discover, and discuss new and interesting NewSpace products and companies to spur excitement, generate ideas, and further entrepreneurial NewSpace ambitions.

Contributors simply submit a link... More →
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Space News Stories ...

SpaceX Files to Put up Another 7,000 Satellites, OneWeb, 2,000

Virgin Branches into Orbit

$17,000,000 For Blue to Upgrade Launch Complex in Florida

ESA Pouring $91,000,000 into Reusable Methane Engine Design

SpaceX CRS-10, Turbopump Cracks, and Lunar Cruises

Orbital ATK Awarded $78,000,000 Contract, sues DARPA

Aerojet Rocketdyne AR1 Engine Production to Add 100 Jobs in Huntsville, Alabama

Nanoracks, Boeing to build commercial ISS airlock

SolAero Expanding in Albuquerque
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Lee Billings reports that The Martians invaded Houston one morning in October of last year, although in truth some of them already lived there. As home to the NASA astronaut corps at Johnson Space Center and the NASA-funded Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston probably has the highest per capita density of aspiring Martians on Earth. The rest of the Martians were a group of scientists, engineers, physicians and bureaucrats who came from around the country and even the globe to fill the Institute auditorium for a historic workshop. They all were there to discuss their common dream ... sending... More →
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The asteroid that exploded over Siberia injuring more than 1,000 and damaging buildings in six cities was a shocking reminder that Earth is a target in a cosmic shooting range. From the width of a football field to the size of a small city, these space rocks have the potential to be killers. In a collision with Earth, they could set off deadly blast waves, raging fires and colossal tidal waves. But some audacious entrepreneurs look up at asteroids and see payday, not doomsday. Some asteroids are loaded with billions of dollars worth of elements like iron, nickel, and platinum. NASA is planning... More →
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