News Multi-trillion dollar asteroid mining project announced by Google, Cameron
How can the U.S. and world economy be saved? Simple: mine asteroids.
That's the ambitious plan that motion picture producer-director, adventurer James Cameron and Internet giant Google's chairman, Eric Schmidt, have announced.
Touted as a revo
News Weekend Lyrid meteor shower visible from Earth, space and ... balloon?
http://www.msnbc.msn.com, By Tariq Malik
The annual Lyrid meteor shower will hit its peak this weekend and promises to put on an eye-catching display. So much so, NASA is pulling out all the stops.
News Google's Eric Schmidt and film director James Cameron back venture to mine in space
http://www.telegraph.co.uk, By Emma Rowley
Forget the gold rushes of the Wild West, the next grab for natural riches could eclipse anything that has gone before it. Power players including Eric Schmidt, the Google chairman, and James Cameron, the film director, are planning to mine the final
News SpaceX a Go for ISS Visit
"SpaceX wouldnt have been able to get started without the amazing work that NASA has done in the past," Musk said at the press conference, "and we wouldnt have gotten this far without the help of NASA, so Id like to be real clear in expressing
News Is James Cameron launching an asteroid mining company?
A new company called Planetary Resources held its official launch today promising a new venture that would merge "space exploration and natural resources," while adding "trillions" of dollars to the global GDP.
The company counts some heavy-hitter
News SpaceX Given Green Light for First Launch to Space Station
http://www.wired.com, By Jason Paur
SpaceX and NASA are moving ahead with the scheduled April 30 launch date of the Dragon spacecraft and its historic docking with the International Space Station after the flight readiness review was approved at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Tex
News Space Shuttle Discovery Makes Final Takeoff
http://www.huffingtonpost.com, By SETH BORENSTEIN
The space shuttle Discovery soared over the Washington Monument, the White House and the Capitol in a high-flying salute to the nation's capital Tuesday.
News Richard Branson Wants To Give Stephen Colbert A One-Way Ticket To Space
http://www.businessinsider.com, Kamelia Angelova
Commercial space travel is within reach but only for some lucky and wealthy 500 celebrities so far, says Virgin Group founder Richard Branson.
News Mercury Has a Liquid Core, and Other New Surprises From the Innermost Planet
http://www.popsci.com, By Rebecca Boyle
New observations from the Messenger spacecraft suggest a deep reservoir of high-density material exists within Mercury.
News Search for Life Guides NASA's New Mars Mission Plan
http://www.space.com, by Mike Wall
NASA's new Mars exploration strategy will be shaped by an old goal: searching for signs of past or present life on the Red Planet.
News Planet Venus Visible All Night Long This Weekend
http://www.space.com, by Joe Rao
The planet Venus is now at its peak of visibility in the evening sky this weekend, making now a prime time to spot the bright planet.
News NASA, SpaceX to Discuss 1st Private Launch to Space Station Monday
http://www.space.com, , staff
NASA and commercial space company SpaceX will discuss plans to launch the first private spaceship to the International Space Station during a press conference Monday
News Life on Mars Found by NASA's Viking Mission?
http://news.nationalgeographic.com, Ker Than
A fresh look at NASA data suggests that a robotic mission uncovered microbial life on Marsmore than 30 years ago.
News Scientists on Earth Spot Aurora Around Uranus
http://www.geekosystem.com, by Max Eddy
When Voyager 2 made its flyby of the strangely tilted planet Uranus, scientists got their first glimpse of what an aurora looked like on the icy blue planet.
News Billionaire Elon Musk Opens Up About Private Spaceflight Challenges
Spaceflight company Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is preparing to launch a robotic capsule to the International Space Station later this month. If successful, SpaceX will be the first company to dock a privately built spacecraft to the orbi
News SpaceX, Dragon Capsule & Falcon 9: Latest News
(SpaceX) is a commercial company aiming to launch cargo, and eventually people, to low-Earth orbit. The firm is developing its Dragon capsule and Falcon 9 booster under contracts from NASA's Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program and its Commerc
News Airline Travelers Choose Alternative Rewards: Space Travel, Anyone?
http://www.cnbc.com, By: Darren Booth
Having trouble finding available flights when you redeem your frequent flyer miles? Well there are some out-of-this-world options pun intended.
News Virgin Galactic Granted License Exemption for Spaceflight Experience
http://www.spacenews.com, By Dan Leone
New Mexico-based Virgin Galactic, which now expects to fly its first paying customers in 2013, was told by the U.S. government that the company may fly non-U.S. citizens to the edge of space without first obtaining an export license from the State De
News Mars Viking Robots 'Found Life'
http://news.discovery.com, By Irene Klotz
New analysis of 36-year-old data, resuscitated from printouts, shows NASA found life on Mars, an international team of mathematicians and scientists conclude in a paper published this week.
News Orbital Debris
Let's hypothetically assume that the removal of 10 large expired satellites per year will stabilize debris growth. Each object removal flight will likely cost about as much as placing a new satellite in orbit, say $200 million. Ten of these per year
News North Korea Is Lying About Its Rocket Launch, Sat-Watchers Show
Noah Shachtman via WIRED.com
North Korea claims that its impending satellite launch, scheduled for this week, is merely a mission to study the countrys distribution of forests and weather patterns.
News Details Emerge on SpaceXs Proposed Texas Launch Site
Details about a launch facility Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) is considering building in Texas emerged April 9 in a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) document detailing an environmental review that must precede construction.
News Is NASA Tracking The Cosmic Shift?
http://wakeup-world.com, By zengardner.com
When it comes to terraforming, the Universe makes mans puny efforts to be king of the hill look pretty pathetic.
News Space station snaps photo of robotic cargo craft
http://news.cnet.com, by Martin LaMonica
NASA has released an image of a robotic spacecraft approaching the International Space Station, showing how the delicate operation looks from space.
News Space Weather Study Could Illuminate Alien Planet Climates
The U.K. agency tasked with monitoring the country's weather forecasts is expanding its research on how space weather affects Earth and the atmospheres of alien planets around other stars.
News Crunching the Big Bang With the Greatest Supercomputer Ever Built
Rebecca Boyle via PopSci.com
Little more than a decade from now, one of the world's great arid plains will become a bustling intersection of high-resolution astronomy and high-powered computing. Scrub land in either South Africa or Australia will host the biggest telescope ever.
News Scrunchable Space Sieves Could Work as Tiny Foldable Satellite-Borne Telescopes
Rebecca Boyle via PopSci.com
A perforated plastic sheet carried into space in a microsatellite could serve as a cheap alternative space telescope, according to researchers at the U.S. Air Force Academy. The devices would sift photons like spaceborne cheesecloths.
News Long March Rocket Delivers Apstar 7 Satellite to Orbit
http://www.spacenews.com, By Peter B. de Selding
APT Satellite Holdings of Hong Kong on April 1 said its Apstar 7 telecommunications satellite, launched March 31 aboard a Chinese Long March 3B rocket, was healthy in orbit and in the coming weeks would replace the retiring Apstar 2R spacecraft at 76
Headlines: Long March Rocket Delivers Apstar 7 Satellite to Orbit -- Scrunchable Space Sieves Could Work as Tiny Foldable Satellite-Borne Telescopes -- Crunching the Big Bang With the Greatest Supercomputer Ever Built -- Space Weather Study Could Illuminate Alien Planet Climates -- Space station snaps photo of robotic cargo craft -- Is NASA Tracking The Cosmic Shift? -- Details Emerge on SpaceXs Proposed Texas Launch Site -- North Korea Is Lying About Its Rocket Launch, Sat-Watchers Show -- Orbital Debris -- Mars Viking Robots 'Found Life' -- Virgin Galactic Granted License Exemption for Spaceflight Experience -- Airline Travelers Choose Alternative Rewards: Space Travel, Anyone? -- SpaceX, Dragon Capsule & Falcon 9: Latest News -- Billionaire Elon Musk Opens Up About Private Spaceflight Challenges
-- Scientists on Earth Spot Aurora Around Uranus -- Life on Mars Found by NASA's Viking Mission? -- NASA, SpaceX to Discuss 1st Private Launch to Space Station Monday -- Planet Venus Visible All Night Long This Weekend -- Search for Life Guides NASA's New Mars Mission Plan -- Mercury Has a Liquid Core, and Other New Surprises From the Innermost Planet -- Richard Branson Wants To Give Stephen Colbert A One-Way Ticket To Space -- Space Shuttle Discovery Makes Final Takeoff -- It's Tax Day for Astronauts in Space, Too -- SpaceX Given Green Light for First Launch to Space Station -- Spectacular solar eruption captured by scientists (VIDEO) -- Is James Cameron launching an asteroid mining company? -- SpaceX a Go for ISS Visit -- Google's Eric Schmidt and film director James Cameron back venture to mine in space -- Weekend Lyrid meteor shower visible from Earth, space and ... balloon? -- Multi-trillion dollar asteroid mining project announced by Google, Cameron --