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How Robust Space Access Allows Humans to Track Infectious Diseases

by Melissa Molseed When we think of Earth Observation and the practical applications of satellite imagery, it is safe to say that climate change, mapping services and weather services are usually the first use cases that come to mind. Google Maps has been using satellite imagery in their mapping service since 2005 and the first […]

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Don’t Miss the Rest of 2018’s Incredible Astronomical Events [Infographic]

By: Susan Baxter After more than 150 years, we witnessed the spectacular and breathtaking Super Blue Blood Moon on January 31, 2018. It is a rare lunar event that combines a blue moon, a supermoon, and total lunar eclipse happening all at once. People from different parts of the world had the chance to get […]

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SpaceX Has Revealed Its Spacesuits. So When Are We Going To See Them Fly?

SpaceX is taking on the monumental task of returning humans to the Moon for the first time in 45 years. They plan to do so with a lucrative tourism mission targeted for late next year, and recently, SpaceX revealed the spacesuits that those brave passengers (and future adventurers) will wear. “Our space suits are really […]

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX To Launch A Third Reusable Rocket Next Month

On March 30th, 2017, something extraordinary happened: For the first time in aerospace history, a previously flown orbital-class rocket was launched for another mission after being recovered and refurbished by its owner, SpaceX. The industry said it wasn’t possible. Elon Musk said otherwise. For over 60 years, these rockets, considered to be the most technologically […]

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NASA’s Asteroid-Hunting Spacecraft Will Pass Earth for Gravity Assist

On September 8th, 2016, NASA launched a daring mission to intercept an asteroid for the first time. The probe, OSIRIS-REx, is on a seven-year round trip to Bennu––a small, carbon-rich heavenly body that could help unlock the secrets of how life came to be in our solar system. Did life form right here within the […]

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A Timeline for Offworld Colonization

When progress is taken from a distance, great leaps are made in moments. Humanity is getting closer to being tourists amongst the stars. Here I explore a few reasons for why it’s inevitable and a timeline for how/when it will happen. Tourism​ ​is​ ​ubiquitous​ ​amongst​ ​human​ ​societies. Societies that look outward are the ones that […]

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SpaceX to Launch Secret Space Plane on Thursday

Featured image: The Air Force X-37B space plane (Boeing) Back in May, the Air Force’s classified X-37B space plane touched down at Kennedy Space Center’s former Space Shuttle Landing Facility after a two-year mission. On Thursday, the mini fixed-wing spacecraft will be launched to orbit again atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Liftoff is scheduled […]

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What You Need to Know About Next Week’s Total Solar Eclipse

The coming solar eclipse is transfixing Americans and the scientific community across the country. The event will be a rare and significant celestial movement that will encourage ordinary people to take a few moments from their lives and experience a once-in-a-lifetime cosmic event––a mind (and light) bending alignment of the Earth, Moon, and Sun. On […]

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX to Launch Dragon Mission to Space Station

It’s been over a month since Elon Musk’s SpaceX completed a rapid fire of three missions. The company broke its record for the number of launches in a year with an epic double-header weekend in which it launched and landed the Falcon 9 rockets from both Florida and California. Now, SpaceX will end its hiatus […]

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Contributors - Fiction

New Space Movie! Ad Astra

Brad Pitt will star in Ad Astra, a science fiction thriller that will attempt the “most realistic depiction of space travel that’s been put in a movie.” Pitt will portray astronaut Roy Mcbride, an engineer on the autism spectrum who will face unexpected psychological and emotional challenges during his long and arduous mission to Neptune. […]

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